Onion Honey Power Syrup
Revolutionary Health Care is making our own medicines. This is a powerhouse syrup of onions, garlic, ginger, and honey. Take by the spoonful or add to soups and stews. #SurvivalSkills
Learned this in the Peoples Kitchen Detroit Herbalism 101 Workshop!! Had a chance to try it out with a nasty sinus infection and cold over the past two weeks. Added it to some great homemade chicken, kale, northern bean, and white potato soup...just added two big spoonfuls. Didn't want the soup to be "sweet"...it was DELISH!!! Also downed a spoonful ere now and then. I think it helped!!!
Its an immune boosting syrup and can be used for common cold/flu. Garlic is a anti-microbial, fights infections. Ginger is an anti-inflamatory and decongestant, onions are a decongestant too. Honey is an immune booster (but will lose its antioxidant properties when heated), but makes its YUMMY!!
You first dice the onions, garlic, grate the ginger and sautee on low low heat with olive oil for about a half an hour. Put a top on it to capture all the goodness. You don't want it to brown, low-low heat. I think its called "Sweating" in culinary terms.
Then stir in about a cup or two of honey (depending on the amount of onions, etc. Kind of like a chutney...) let that heat a little to loosen the honey and help it get all infused with that goodness. Then pour up in a jar and store in the fridge. Keeps for about two weeks.
1 1/2 large onions
about 7 cloves of garlic
about 3 inches of ginger and grated it.
and a 1 1/2 cups of honey, more or less.