Onion Tea (Home Remedy for Cough)


My mom swears by drinking onion tea whenever she gets a bad cough. In Germany, she sweetens it with brown Kandis, a specific kind of raw sugar, but I use honey here. It is important that you use organic onions as you are cooking them with their peel.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 organic onions, quartered with skin left on

  • 4 teaspoons honey, or to taste


  1. Bring water and onions to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 hour.

  2. Strain hot liquid through a sieve. Pour into cups and sweeten with honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 169mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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