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Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
1 Jan 2009 /  #1
Many people who hear about this dismiss it as an old wives' tale. Until they actually try it. It really works.
Chop up an onion, put in glass a jar, add liquid honey cover, seal and let stand at room temperature at least 24 hours. Use the syrup that forms as a cough remedy as needed, a teaspoon at a time. The taste is not great but medicine does not have to taste good.
purplelady 1 | 32  
1 Jan 2009 /  #2
Polonius3, I have heard of this remedy, but I have never tried it. Have you ever used it yourself? Does it have to be refrigerated or can it be kept at room temperature?
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
2 Jan 2009 /  #3
My Mrs swears by it (a smoker BTW). It's kept at room temp, but don't make a huge batch. 2-3 spoonfuls of honey over a chopped onion should last a few days. Then chuck the onions and start anew.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
3 Jan 2009 /  #4
My mom used to make this for me when i was a child. It usually works if you have a minor cough, but doesn't work too well if you have an asthma cough or brochitis.

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