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Garlic Onion Honey, Cold and Flu Cough Syrup

Garlic, onion, and honey are a powerhouse of combined healing naturals.  When you feel a sore throat,  cold, runny nose, and body aches coming on, your immune system is probably running on empty.  You can mix up this easy remedy for fast relief.

This syrup is all natural, and it tastes yummy too.

All you need are three ingredients:

  • 1 small yellow or white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • local honey

Place the peeled and chopped onion and garlic cloves in a glass jar that has a lid.  Pour honey to cover the other ingredients.  Cover with lid and leave out on the counter overnight. This is a great project to do right before bed.


  • If you’re having nausea or upset stomach too, add an inch of fresh ginger.  Peel and chop in small pieces and add to the mixture.
  • I heard that you can add a cinnamon stick, but I haven’t tried it.
  • A few whole cloves

In the morning, give the jar a good shake.  You can remove the onion and garlic pieces if you wish, but I leave mine in.  I even eat them, they taste delicious. Add a tablespoon to your tea if you don’t mind the taste.



A well-known natural remedy for colds and flu.  Garlic has strong antiseptic and antispasmodic properties.  This means that garlic is a natural antibiotic and will help you stop coughing.  Its oil will also help open up your respiratory passages and can even help lower your fever.

Garlic is good for just about everything, and when it comes time to build immune strength and fight off colds and flu.  It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-coagulant, antiviral, and also boosts blood circulation.  Garlic does all this without creating bacterial and organism resistance.  It’s been used as a gentle, persistent healer for thousands of years.  Use on a regular basis, not just when you’re sick.


It’s many properties include working to reduce inflammation, preventing and helping to resolve diarrhea, improving circulation, liquefying mucus, and purifying the blood.

It also helps relieve flu symptoms including coughs, congestion, respiratory infections and bronchitis.  Use onion on a regular basis too.


Honey makes a wonderful cough syrup all by itself.  It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines.  Honey soothes and calms a sore throat, builds the immune system, and provides needed vitamins to restore your health.

As you probably already know, it’s tastes so good.  It’s best to use only local honey, because it will counter pollen allergies.  Honey is also a natural sleep aid, so when you’re sick you need extra sleep.


Combining garlic, onion, and honey we get a natural remedy for bacterial infection.  Get well soon!


For adults to age 12, 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, but if really sick, up the dosage to 1 tablespoon every 2 hours.  For children under 12, use 1 teaspoon instead at the same times as above.

You can add your “medicine” to your warm tea if you have trouble taking it from a spoon.


Honey should never be given to a child under the age of one.  Also, remember honey is a sweetener, so be careful if you have diabetes.


You can leave your syrup on the counter, but to be on the safe side, store in the refrigerator and use within a few weeks.


Spread this syrup on ham or roast before baking! Yum!!!

Black Nettle Syrup

I make this dark healing syrup for myself, for two reasons.  First, I suffer from anemia.  My iron levels, Vitamins B12 and D are often low.  Second, I have allergies.  Nettles (Stinging Nettles) help both of my problems in one delicious syrup.  And with the added Black Strap Molasses and honey, I receive even greater benefits.

Low energy and fatigue are my number one problem with the anemia.  When I get “down”, I take a teaspoon everyday of this marvelous syrup.  And, it works wonders for my allergies too, you know, itchy eyes and throat, etc.

This easy to make syrup may help you with:

  • low energy levels, fatigue
  • poor immunity
  • anemia
  • dysentery
  • inflammation and fever
  • detoxification
  • rheumatism and arthritis
  • bleeding
  • tissue regeneration
  • hair loss
  • coughs
  • asthma
  • stress

So, here’s my recipe…

Black Nettle Syrup

  • 1 cup dried Nettle leaves, or 2 cups fresh leaves
  • 1/8 cup Black Strap Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 cups distilled water


Combine Nettles and water in a pot.  Bring to a slow boil, and reduce heat to lowest setting.  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  You’ll get a lovely dark color extracted from the nettles.  That’s your healing vitamins and minerals!

Strain out the nettles through a cheesecloth or a piece of cotton muslin like I use.  Return the nettle water to a clean pot.

Add the molasses syrup, and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes.  Remove from heat, and cool to a warm temp.

Add the honey to 1 cup nettle/molasses syrup (you may need to add a little water) and mix well.  Do not add honey to hot syrup, it will destroy the healing benefits.

Bottle the syrup in your favorite glass container, and refrigerate for up to three months.


Eat a spoonful a day, every morning on an empty stomach for 3 weeks, and you will notice how this ritual will improve your overall well-being each day. You can soon expect to feel more energetic and focused. And if you’ve been experiencing joint pain or coughs before taking this syrup, you’ll notice how these symptoms will be significantly reduced. You can add this to warm water if you wish.

Ingredient Benefits

You may experience these wonderful improvements while taking this syrup that you’ve just created.  Remember, each person is different, so you may or may not receive the benefits listed below.


  • benefits the endocrine system
  • stimulates the libido
  • rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
  • improves circulation
  • helps treat throat infections
  • kills parasites
  • boosts immunity
  • protects against cellular damage
  • promotes feminine health
  • improves skin and hair
  • increases energy levels


  • natural energetic
  • antiseptic properties
  • strengthens the immune system
  • effectively treats coughs
  • improves cholesterol levels
  • helps lower blood pressure
  • promotes heart health
  • helps digest stored fat
  • improves the skin
  • reduces gastrointestinal disorders
  • regulates blood sugar levels

Black Strap Molasses

  • antioxidants
  • prevents Menstrual Cramps
  • Manages Weight
  • Improves Sexual Health
  • Treats Constipation
  • Keeps Bones Healthy
  • Treats Rheumatism
  • Manages Diabetes
  • Prevents Hypokalemia
  • Relieves Acne
  • Speeds up Healing
  • Increases Red Blood Cell Formation
  • Maintains Hemoglobin Levels
  • Promotes Growth
  • Maintains Healthy Nervous System
  • Prevents Headache & Fatigue
  • Treats Cancer
  • Hair Care