Advice 1: The use of onions in folk medicine

Since ancient times, onion is considered a versatile plant that is used both in food, and helps get rid of many diseases. Peoples who cultivated onion, used the plant as a disinfectant for the respiratory tract during disease. Methods of its preparation and the specificity was completely dependent on location. But many of the recipes extant, are still used in folk medicine.
The use of onions in folk medicine

Onions can be consumed in different forms: raw or cooked, in milk with honey, fried with lard and filled with boiling water. Anyway, the onion has a favorable effect on human organism.

A very popular way to use a bow is considered a cough tincture. To do this, chop the onion and mix it with sugar. The resulting syrup is drunk three times a day. In the same vein, you can use the bow in combination with different teas. Great to cure a cough mixture of onions and broth oats.

A rather unusual method is used to treat sore throats. To do this, from the onion squeeze the juice and the resulting liquid is poured the mucous membrane of the throat. The same effect occurs as a result of normal use of onions as food. It is only important not to eat "medicine". The danger lies in the fact that onions can greatly burn your throat and dull the sense of taste.

Onion has long been considered a plant that perfectly eliminates ulcers, boils and warts. For this to the affected area was applied mashed fresh or grilled onions. Was sometimes made a mixture with other components, such as honey. Today, you can use grated onion combined with ordinary soap. Such a mixture would be an excellent tool for disinfection.

Relevant today will be the recipe for prevention against rabies. This does not mean that you can forget about the vaccination. But it will not be superfluous compress from the juice of fresh onion to attach to the bite of a dog or any other animal.

Mix onions and vinegar used for the prevention of diseases of typhoid and cholera. Now bow oncologists recommended both as a preventive measure and for treatment.

Advice 2: Onion syrup to treat cough

Onion is not only useful vegetable, it has a number of medicinal properties and is often used in folk medicine. One of its main features is the presence of a large number of phytoncides – volatile substances, detrimental impact on the microbes, viruses and bacteria. Onion is very effective in the treatment of cough and other respiratory diseases.
Onions possess a number of medicinal properties

Onions – a good cough medicine



Cough is the most common symptom of respiratory diseases. It occurs when the inflammation of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and lung tissue. Cough may also have an allergic origin, occur at excitement, emotional stress, by inhalation of dust, tobacco smoke, corrosive gases, etc.

A common cause of cough is an upper respiratory infection. For example, a cold, flu or bronchitis. Most often, the cough occurs in the cold season. Pharmacies sell medicines (syrups, tablets, ointments) that help to cope with this disease. Traditional medicine also has a large Arsenal of recipes is very effective for cough. Many of them are based on the healing properties of regular onions.

Good help from all kinds of cough syrups prepared with onions, sugar and honey. For example, for bronchitis it is advisable to remove the bulbs from the core and pour the sugar and leave overnight. The next day you need to take 2 teaspoons of onion syrup every 2 hours. In this recipe the sugar can be replaced honey.
Cough good to eat onions, fried in butter and mixed with honey.


Another effective remedy that is suitable not only for adults but also for children. First of all, you need to clean the onion and chop. Then add 3 tablespoons of honey, mix well and pour the onion-honey mixture in half a glass of water. Then need to put on a quiet fire and cook for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and infuse for 2 hours. Then strain and take the prepared syrup 4 times a day 1 teaspoon.

Prescription cough syrup for a child



As an expectorant to help all sorts of licorice. The root of this plant is very popular in Chinese and Tibetan medicine. The pharmacy can buy breast fees, powders, and extracts, including licorice root. On their basis it is possible to prepare teas and syrups.
Helps the cough, the decoction prepared with onions and milk. Need to fill 2 onions peeled and ½ liter of milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drink the warm decoction 3-4 times a day on the table spoon.


And our traditional medicine has long been recommended as an effective cough remedies for children and adults of onion syrup. For its preparation it is necessary to mix a pound of peeled and chopped onion with 50 grams of honey and 3 cups of sugar. All the ingredients stir thoroughly, add 1 liter of cold water, put on low heat, tightly cover the pan with a lid and boil the syrup for 3 hours. Then cool, pour the strained syrup into sterile bottles and seal. You need to store it in the fridge. Adults are recommended to take 5 times a day 2 tablespoons. The child syrup is also given 5 times a day, but 1 teaspoon.
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