When I started learning about herbal medicine back in the ‘90s my mentor referred to it as the people’s medicine. It meant medicine that people can learn to do at home for themselves.
Even as modern medicine has advanced, home remedies are still important. Maybe even more so now.
Our homes are the first line of treatment for things like sore throats, cough, colds, cuts, vomiting, burns, muscle aches, cramps, all types of pain and more. It’s estimated that almost 80% of healthcare is done at home.
Home remedies are not only simple, they are effective.
Here is one of my favorite home remedies, it’s called onion honey. Don’t let the name fool you…it tastes good!
Here is a bonus recipe for you to use those leftover onions!
- 6 large onions, sliced or ringed
- 2 stalks celery, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup butter
- 6 cups water
- 6 beef bouillon cubes
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dried onion
- 1 bay leaf
In large pot, sauté the onions, celery and garlic in the butter until golden brown. (In this case, the browner you can get without burning, the better) Add the water, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, onion, bay leaf and pepper. Simmer over medium heat until the soup has reduced by 1 cup, about 2 hours. Cover, refrigerate at least 12 hours. Warm, serve with croutons and melted cheese on top. Yield: 4 servings