How to make a natural cough remedy

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Many herbal remedies are easy to make at home using home-grown ingredients, providing relief for the symptoms of coughs and colds. This onion and honey solution is a simple remedy for coughs – the onion has antibacterial properties and the honey soothes sore throats.

Take one teaspoonful four to five times a day until symptoms improve. If symptoms persist after a week, consult your doctor.


You Will Need

  • Fresh onion (large)
  • Clear honey (jar)
  • Bowl
  • Funnel
  • Sterilised bottle
  • Cling film

Total time:

Step 1

Peel, top and tail a large white onion, then slice it in half.


Step 2

Place half the onion in a glass bowl and pour in enough clear honey to cover it.


Step 3

Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it for three to four hours so that the honey draws all the beneficial juices from the onion.


Step 4

Strain the liquid into a sterilised bottle and keep it in the fridge. Discard the onion. Use the remedy within two days.