Updated: Mar 4, 2019
I heard of this concoction from a cruise ship chef who claimed it helped him stay well onboard ship.
He claimed it is great for coughs, sore throats, and for extra immune support in general. I agree.
Also very tasty as a dip for breads, on toast, over veggies, in salad dressings, whatever!
How to Make:
Layer slices of raw onion and raw garlic in a jar. (I use a whole head of garlic in a pint jar with onion to fill it the rest of the way).
Cover with raw honey.
Cover tightly with lid.
Let set at room temperature at least 4 hours to liquify.
Coat throat by sipping it off a spoon or by spraying it in your mouth onto the back of your throat.
Garlic, onion, and honey are all antiviral and antibacterial and are pleasant on an inflamed throat.
If I am dealing with a cold of sorts, I often add a dropperful of herbal tinctures to the spray bottle of syrup, depending on what would be helpful for the situation. Here are some ideas I often use.
Sore Throat/Strep - Echinacea and Spilanthes/Toothache Plant. Echinacea is a specific for the streptococcus pyogenes bacteria that cause strep throat and Spilanthes helps it to work deeper/faster. But be sure to get it checked out if the sore throat worsens or you think it might have progressed to the point of needing an antibiotic prescription med...
Basic dry/hoarse throat - Mullein Leaf - may also helps with weakened lungs
Expectorant - Elecampane
Fever - Yarrow, Elderflower, Boneset, Peppermint, any other fever formula or tea
And so on…
Could also add to any strong tea, infusion, soup, salad dressing, warm water, tasty in many ways!