Garlic and Onion Cold Remedy For Sore Throats

Did you know garlic and onion honey has been used for generations to help soothe a  sore   throat  and fight the colds and flu? I know, you’re thinking you will never get your kids to eat that. But, once kids try it, they actually do like it. Honey sweetens these pungent herbs and you just might not be able to keep them out of it.

You can make this garlic and onion honey when you get the first signs of a cold or flu. It can be made up and used the next day. Kids will be pleasantly surprised that it tastes so good and that it feels good on their  sore   throats . The honey tames the pungency, but at the same time it draws out all those cold and flu fighting compounds.

Here’s how to make this traditional remedy used by cultures around the world. Fill a glass jar with garlic cloves. A small canning jar works well. Leave the skins on and add the cloves whole or crushed slightly to get those juices flowing. Cut a small onion in quarters, leaving the skin on, and put in the jar with the garlic. Fill the jar with raw honey and stir to saturate the garlic and onions. Top off again with the honey if needed and put the cap on. Set it out on your counter and it will be ready the next day.

Take 1-2 teaspoons several times a day. This remedy has been used by cultures around the world for coughs, bronchitis, respiratory ailments and sinusitis. But it is especially soothing for  sore   throats .

©2009 Shanna Ohmes