Recipe for Winter Cough and Colds: DIY Onion Syrup

Onion Syrup is a wonderful anti-microbial syrup to soothe coughs and sore throats.  It is useful on its own or as a base for adding other tinctures.


  • Slice one medium onion thinly
  • Using one cup of sugar, create layers of onion/sugar/onion/sugar in a large glass jar.
  • Allow to sit for two days.
  • Strain out onion.
  • Bottle the remaining mixture in an amber jar
  • Store in a cool place (cool cupboard or fridge)
  • Use ½ to 1 tsp 3x/day for cough.

To make medicinal syrups for flu or lung conditions, add thyme, licorice, andrographis, echinacea, wild cherry bark, or mullein.  Add equal parts tincture to syrup (ie:  10mL tincture + 10mL syrup) for best results.