Onion Gargle

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Serves: 4
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Joyce Lowery Recipe
Lightly Salted
Sterlington, LA (pop. 1,594)
Member Since Feb 2013
Joyce's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Aug 4, 2013
We use to have to drink chopped garlic in warm water when we were sick! Garlic does heal! And the apple cider vinegar another healer!!!
user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Aug 4, 2013
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