Onion Gargle

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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

How to Make Onion Gargle

Step-by-Step

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

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About Onion Gargle

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