Evelyn,This REALLY works GREAT for coughs & croup. I used this for years as a cough syrup. My DD had the croup a lot when she was small. We didn't have cough syrups back then. I would make it using SUGAR instead of honey, just let the onion & sugar set until a syrup froms. I would give my DD the straight syrup. Works GREAT! Evelyn thanks for posting this recipe!