You know when you are pregnant there is a big limit to medication you can take against sickness. This includes flu and cough, onion syrup is one of the safest things you can use. I have been pregnant back and forth and this syrup was always my go to in case I caught a cold or cough. It is great for the whole family and it also works. Even if you do not make the syrup, consuming the onions alone can be of great relief. Just add them to your tomato/onion salad and eat it about three times a day. Also if your nose is stuffed, cut onions into a dish and sniff them, you will feel instant relief and freedom. You can also place them on your bed side and also in a room to help absorb away the bacteria.

Back to the syrup, it is made with onions and honey, it is best to use raw organic or manuka honey and organic onions, it does not matter which but the red onions are believed to have the strongest antibacterial properties. You can also add ginger, garlic and thyme to your syrup in order to improve its taste and strength.

You will need a sterile mason jar.


  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic honey or manuka honey
  • Clove of garlic (optional)
  • Piece of ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme (optional)


  1. Cut onions as rings or dices and add them to the jar.
  2. Add ginger, garlic and/or thyme if used.
  3. Add the honey and close tightly immediately.
  4. Place the jar over a counter and leave it there for about 8 to 12 hours to allow extraction of juices and infusion of the ingredients.
  5. You will find the liquid has increased in amount, remove the onions or other ingredients with a clean spoon or sieve and keep your syrup in the refrigerator.

I always take a teaspoon three times a day.

And that is just about it, do you have any experience with making onion syrup? Share with me in the comments below. Until next time..cheers!