Onion Gargle

Joyce Lowery

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@jlowery55


Onion gargles or "onion teas" were often used to cure sore throats, be they of the bacterial or viral origin. Onions are high in sulphur, a natural component of sulfa antibiotics, and garlic in addition to being a good antiseptic against both viruses and bacteria, has proved to help boost the immune system and lower cholesterol.

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Serves:

4

Prep:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 large
yellow onion, chopped
5 clove
garlic, minced
water to cover
1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
honey
4 oz
apple cider vinegar
4 oz
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chop onions and garlic and place in a pan.
2
Cover with 16 ounces of water and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes.
3
Take off heat and strain, reserving liquid.
4
Add salt, honey, lemon juice and cider vinegar. Gargle with about 2 tablespoons every 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern