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Onion with Honey

January 15, 2021
the benefits of onion and honey treatment for hair

Surely you have heard, on more than one occasion, about the healing benefits of this duo. As we announced in the title, we will be talking about 2 very popular remedies that you can prepare at home to take advantage of the properties of onion and honey . They are inexpensive, effective, and really easy to do.

Onion syrup with honey for cough and cold

This homemade syrup is one of the best remedies to soothe a cough and sore throat naturally. It is ideal for children and adults, it can be taken safely and it only needs 2 ingredients that we can find in any kitchen.


  • onion thinly sliced ​​(preferably purple onion).
  • 1 cup of honey, organic and pure

Why purple onion ? Although honey onion cough syrup can also be made with white onion, it has a spicier flavor than purple onion. With the purple you get a syrup just as effective, but with a milder flavor. See below: Purple Onion – Properties and Nutrients That Make It So Special .


  1. In a clean, dry glass jar, begin layering alternate layers of onion and honey . First place the red onion slices and then cover them completely with plenty of honey. Repeat the process as needed, making sure to cover the last layer well.
  2. Cover the container with an airtight lid and let it sit for at least 8-12 hours in a dark place in the house. It is recommended to prepare it in the morning to be able to relieve the cough at night.
  3. After the resting time, strain the syrup to extract the onion remains. At this point it is normal that the texture of the honey is no longer so thick, but a little more liquid. Store the syrup in the same container and place it in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life. Note : the syrup can last up to 2 months, hence many people prefer to make it ahead of time once cold and flu season approaches.

What benefits does this syrup have?

Thanks to the antimicrobial , anti-inflammatory , expectorant and immunostimulating properties of onion1 , and thesoothing,antisepticandhealing propertiesof honey 2 3 , this syrup helps:

  • Soothe a sharp cough, especially a dry cough.
  • Relieve a sore throat, especially when there is hoarseness and irritation.
  • Stimulate the expulsion of phlegm.
  • Relieve nasal congestion.
  • Accelerate recovery from the flu and common cold.

See below: 15+ Proven Properties and Benefits of Onion

How much should I take?

Although the effective daily dose may vary depending on each person, it is recommended to administer 1 teaspoon in children older than 1 year, 3 times a day, and 1 tablespoon in adults, also 3 times a day, until the symptoms disappear.

Recommendations and warnings :

  • Avoid giving honey to babies younger than 1 year old. Its consumption can put the child at risk of developing botulism4 5.
  • Always consult your doctor or pediatrician before giving this or any other homemade syrup to your child.
  • If you have a productive cough, avoid suppressing it. The action of coughing is important to loosen the phlegm and remove it from the lungs.
  • To the mixture of onion with honey you can add other ingredients that help to enhance its benefits, for example minced garlic , lemon juice and grated ginger . Another very popular variant to combat cold and cough symptoms is onion, garlic, honey and lemon syrup .

See later:

Fortifying onion and honey hair mask

The pungent smell of onion and the sticky texture of honey may set more than one back, but those who have given this home treatment a chance have been surprised and convinced. The following onion and honey mask is ideal for strengthening lagging and fine hair , seeing better results when used on a regular basis.

You will need to:

  • 2 tablespoons onion juice
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • ½ tablespoon virgin coconut oil, melted


  1. The first thing is to extract the juice from the onion . Place ½ onion in a food processor or blender, add a splash of water and blend until the onion is disintegrated. Now strain with a fine cloth to extract all the juice from the mixture. Note: this step can be done in advance and have the juice stored in the fridge .
  2. In a clean bowl, combine the coconut oil, the 2 tablespoons of the onion juice, and the honey, stirring to combine them completely. Remember that you can increase the portions depending on the amount of mask you want to make.
  3. Apply the mixture to the entire scalp and massage in gentle circular motions for a good penetration. Pick up the hair, cover with a shower cap and leave for about half an hour (30 minutes).
  4. Next, rinse the hair with plenty of fresh water and wash it with a mild shampoo.

Do you want to know more about the properties of onion for hair, what are the best ways to use it and how you can hide its smell? Keep reading in: Benefits of Onion for Hair (Juice, Shampoo, Mask, Oil) .

What are the benefits of onion and honey treatment for hair?

There are many testimonials and evidence to support the reputation of these ingredients in hair and skin care. Thanks to its content of sulfur, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds, onion is known to have stimulating , anti-aging, antibacterial, antifungal and fortifying properties6 . Honey, rich in enzymes and vitamins,helps nourish,hydrate and soften the hair fiber7 . For its part, coconut oil is anexcellent natural moisturizer, which also helps nourish, hydrate and disinfect8.

When used at least twice a week, this mask is used to :

  • Boost blood circulation to the scalp
  • Accelerate hair growth
  • Provide softness, volume and shine
  • Protect the health of the follicles
  • Fight hair loss
  • Prevent dandruff and scalp infections
  • Prevent split ends and brittle hair

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We hope this article has been to your liking and that the two ideas proposed will inspire you to take advantage of the benefits of onion and honey, beyond the kitchen.

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