By Achara Chavanakunakorn

How to Make Onion Syrup

Onion syrup is very easy to make and will help in fight infection (it is a demulcent and anti-septic).

Onion syrup has subtle taste and is well tolerate in children especially red onion. It can be stored for up to one week in a cool place and slightly longer refrigerated.

1 large onion (or 2 small ones) of any type
450g of brown caster sugar or honey
Cleaned/sterilized jar
Peel and thinly slice the onion (julienne style).
Put approximately 1-2 inches of sugar/honey at the bottom of  the jar then top it with an equal layer of onion.
Repeat the process and cover the top layer of onion with sugar/honey.
Leave it to stand overnight until the sugar has all or mostly dissolved.
Strain the syrup and discard undissolved sugar and onion. Label and store in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator.
Adults – 2tsp x 3/day (can be taken up to every 2 hours to help fighting infection);
Infant – 1/2 tsp,
Child – 1 tsp 3-6 times/day.


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