Cough Remedy for Kids


Onion Syrup Recipe

Mild enough for children, but strong enough for an adult.

A cough is the body's response to inflammation or irritation in the throat, larynx, bronchial tubes or lungs. There are two basic kinds of coughs, congested and dry, with each one having different underlying causes. For a congested cough* try this recipe.


  • Cut a medium onion in half and then slice in 1/4" pieces.

  • Break into parts and layer one part onion and one part sugar in the glass jar.

  • Mash the onion up with the end of a spoon to begin juice extraction

  • Let the preparation sit over-night or for 3 to 4 hours until a syrup is formed.


Give your child one teaspoon of syrup (half onion juice and half sugar) every few hours or as needed for relief of frequent coughing.


Some Tips about Coughs

Congested Coughs

  • A barking cough - bronchitis or croup

  • A high-pitched cough - your vocal cords are involved and the airways have become narrowed

  • A wheezing cough - asthma and/or bronchitis

  • A loud, gasping cough with difficulty getting air - whooping cough

  • Try our remedy above or see this link for more information

Dry Coughs

A dry cough will be raspy and without phlegm

Disclaimer: Please note that this information is provided as a guideline only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own intuition, nutritionist, physician or trained professional. If you have special circumstances or in doubt whether this is for you, consult a professional before starting this program.