Homemade Cure for Colds & Coughs

My sister, Michelle, has four little boys and swears by this home remedy for a cough, and I just made a batch for my kids, who have been coughing for four days.

1 small onion

Cut a small onion and place in a bowl. Cover completely with honey. (I use local because there is some data that local honey ingestion will help with seasonal allergies, something my son suffers from in the spring.) Cover tightly with wrap.

Leave for at least 3 hours, longer is better. Strain the onions, save the liquid. Give one teaspoon as frequently as your child will take it, up to once an hour.

Doc disclaimer: As a physician, I can’t speak to the credibility of this treatment, but as a mom, I am giving it a try based on the recommendation of someone with great DNA. : ) If the cough last more than a few days, is severe or is accompanied by fever, lethargy, rash or other symptoms, seek medical attention.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.


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