Updated 09 April 2015

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DIY cough remedy

For a homemade alternative to cough syrup slice up a red onion and place in bowl with alternate layers of brown sugar. The syrup that forms overnight may be just the answer for your night time cough. The best part is that it does not taste like onion at all.

Visit our Cough Centre for more on managing this condition.


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