This onion and honey solution is a simple remedy for coughs – the onion has antibacterial properties and the honey soothes sore throats. Don’t be put off by the onion flavour; the inclusion of honey ensures that the mixture is satisfyingly sweet.
Take one teaspoonful four to five times a day until symptoms improve. If symptoms persist after a week, consult your doctor.
Peel, top and tail a large white onion, then slice it in half.
Place half the onion in a glass bowl and pour in enough clear honey to cover it.
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.
Strain the liquid into a sterilised bottle and keep it in the fridge. Compost the onion. Use the remedy within two days.