- 1 small sliced onion
- 600 ml (1 pint or 2 1/2 cups) milk. Any milk will do: soy, nut, etc.
Remember that cow’s milk is phelgm-producing and not a good base if being used as an expectorant for croupy conditions.
Put the onion and milk into a pan and heat slowly until the milk reaches the simmering point. Cover and simmer for twenty minutes. Cool and strain well before using. It will keep for several days in the fridge.
This remedy works especially well for small children who do not take medications easily. It is calming, soothing, warming, demulcent and a good expectorant and nutritive medicine.
To use for newborns, mothers can drink it freely, if breast feeding, or it can be rubbed on the infant’s chest and feet daily. For babies over six months, 1 teaspoon three to six times a day is given. For children over seven, they may drink it as often as they wish.