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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I Heart Herbs~Onion Cough Syrup


*Please note - The information provided is collected from my various herbal books, classes, and personal research. I am not a doctor. Always, always, always consult your physician or qualified healthcare provider before beginning any new treatment. Do your own research and think for yourself. Don't believe everything you read. Questions are good!

Onion

Latin Name: Allium cepa

Taste: Pungent

Actions: antibacterial, anti-coagulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, diuretic

~contains vitamin A, B, C, and K, chromium, folic acid, and flavonoids


Benefits of Onion
~immune booster
~reduces blood pressure
~cleans the blood
~lowers cholesterol
~rich source of quercetin, a potent antioxidant

Quercetin has a variety of healthy benefits.
~lowers cholesterol
~thins the blod
~fights asthma
~helps hay fever
~antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral

Onion skins deliver a fantastic source of quercetin.



Did you know onions can even help hair loss?

True story.

Applying onion juice on your scalp 2 times a week
for 2 months can
create hair regrowth.

Read the study here.



I love onions and one of my favorite recipes  
is an onion cough syrup.

It's fun to make and fun to drink.

When to use it? When you have a cough from the cold or flu.

Try it out.

Onion Cough Syrup
From Mary Bove, N.D.
All you need is:
1 onion
enough sugar to cover it
mason jar

Slice the onion.
Add some onion to a mason jar. Cover with sugar. Add more onion pieces. Cover with more sugar. Keep layering the onion slices and sugar until the jar is full.

Shake it up.
Shake it up.
Shake it up.

Let it sit in a cool place for a couple of days.

Strain.
Bottle the syrup and store.

Dosage: Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon 3 x a day

It's also a fantastic base to add to other cold and 
flu tinctured herbal remedies.

ENJOY!




Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
~Amy
The Magick Muse 






Amy Riddle is an empowerment coach, crafter of sorts, writer,
herbalist, reverend, and all out muse.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine with an emphasis on herbs. 
She is a certified professional life coach with the Life Coach Institute of Orange County. 
Amy craves to inspire others to be healthy and whole in body, mind, and spirit. 
She has an affinity for striped socks, stinging nettle, and all things faery.