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onion gargle

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a recipe by
Joyce Lowery
Sterlington, LA

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 time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For onion gargle

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

How To Make onion gargle

  • 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.

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