Onion Gargle

Joyce Lowery Recipe

By Joyce Lowery 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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1 large
yellow onion, chopped
5 clove
garlic, minced
water to cover
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
4 oz
apple cider vinegar
4 oz
lemon juice
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Directions Step-By-Step

Chop onions and garlic and place in a pan.
Cover with 16 ounces of water and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes.
Take off heat and strain, reserving liquid.
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