Use for onions

OK, first post here and I figured if anyone would know this, yall would. Last flu season I made a syrup with a white onion and sugar. I am horrible at writing ANYTHING down so I dont remember if there was a ratio to it. Best I remember I dropped half an onion in a jar with a couple table spoons of white sugar. Let it set and draw out the onions water. I used it for cough control. Does this sound familiar to any of you?


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    Welcome to TGN's forum @Cleatis.

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    I regularly make onion honey. I stuff a jar full of onion slices (and other goodies such as garlic, ginger, black peppercorns, a cayenne pepper or two, etc.), then fill it with liquid honey. It can take a bit while the honey trickles down. But its ready to use in as little as 12 hours.

    Excellent for sore throats, coughs, colds, flus, etc. Honey is good for coughs on its own so with the added onions and other ingredients, it becomes a power house.

    Or use as food medicine, added as the sweetener for salad dressings, poured over roasted veggies, glaze for ham, etc.

    There are a few discussions with regards to this type of syrup. Try typing onion honey or garlic honey into the search bar and see what comes up.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Torey! Some good ideas! Bet that is really good over veggies!