Onion syrup contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can used in times of suppressed immune function such as when you have coughs, colds or flu. It may also be useful for sore throats. The honey contains calcium, zinc and iron which are important nutrients for the immune system. You can also add some garlic for extra immune support.
Ingredients and Equipment
1 medium brown or red raw onion
Raw honey (preferably a local honey)
Chopping board and knife
Shallow glass or ceramic bowl
A fine sieve
Sterile amber glass bottles nd caps
Slice the onion and place in the bowl.
Add enough honey to cover the onion and cover with clingwrap.
Leave for 6 to 8 hours.
Strain the onion from the mixture using the sieve.
Bottle the syrup ensuring the lids are firmly closed.
Ensure the bench tops and preparation areas are clean and tidy.
Ensure the syrup is stored in the fridge to avoid spoilage.
Sterile jars are essential for storage.
The onion syrup can be used therapeutically due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties..
Store in the fridge for up to 6 months.
The amber bottle ensures the syrup remains out of direct sunlight.
Ensure that the lid of the bottle is a good fit to avoid air entering the bottle.