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"Folk Magic" Onion Cough Syrup (or would also make a great Halloween prop!)
I ran across this while surfing and as I had read in magazines before of onions having an antibacterial property, thought I would try making some of this:

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 372 projects »
  • How to make cough syrup. "Folk Magic" Onion Cough Syrup - Step 1
    Step 1

    Peel the onion and chop it into slices:

  • How to make cough syrup. "Folk Magic" Onion Cough Syrup - Step 2
    Step 2

    Alternate layering the onion and the sugar in the jar

  • How to make cough syrup. "Folk Magic" Onion Cough Syrup - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue layering until all of the onion and sugar are in the jar. Cover with a lid and leave on the counter for 1 to 2 days then store the syrup in the refrigerator.

  • How to make cough syrup. "Folk Magic" Onion Cough Syrup - Step 4
    Step 4

    I wasn't sure if the onions were to be strained out of not and left a message on Myrnie's blog and she was kind enough to leave me a comment on mine.
    "I hope the onion syrup worked well for you- if you don't like the taste, garlic or ginger also work well (I've heard.)Yes, strain the onions out before you put this in the refrigerator."

    This is what it looked like at Day 2 before I strained out the onions. It looks like some sort of exotic ingredient an alchemist of a witch would use and it does smell bad when you open it. This would be a great prop for a Halloween party.
    It does smell bad but it doesn't taste that bad due to the sugar and it did seem to help with (I used 2 TBSP) with congestion.

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Dawn T.
Dawn T. · Pamplin, Virginia, US · 6 projects
My Oma always made this for me as I was prone to bronchitis. It always worked better than anything over the counter.
Candy Sparks
Candy Sparks
when i'm sick i eat onions and garlic... why its be the best cure fot the common cold!
Dorothy C.
Dorothy C. · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 4 projects
hi - I've often heard that sleeping with an onion cut in half at the side of your bed will cure a cough. I once tried it but couldn't stand the smell!!
I also remember my Mum always made some sort of very thick onion soup for us when ever we had a cold. We had to have this just before we went to bed as the soup made you sweat and you "sweat the cold out" during the night.
So there is something that links onions with coughs and colds!
Will try this syrup next time anyone has a cough - Thanks for posting.
EVEnl · Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, NL · 319 projects
This does really help tremendously... down side is it does give you a very bad breath... and... gas... eew Happy but it's very healthy!
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