Posted by: admin in Uncategorized on August 6th, 2010

Therapeutic effects and health benefits of onions have been known for centuries. This root is rich in vitamins and minerals, and it is used for many common diseases and ailments, including bronchitis, pneumonia and other problems linked to the function of respiratory system. In addition, onions can be successfully used both for treatment and prevention of such diseases.

There is a great number of homemade remedies for bronchitis and pneumonia which include such ingredient as onions, along with honey, lemon juice, garlic and other natural remedies. For example, you can take one average size onion, cut it small or blend it, add one tablespoon of honey or sugar, and then boil the mixture on very low fire for 15-20 minutes. Use 1 teaspoon of the remedy 3 times a day before the mealtime.

Also, in order to enjoy health benefits of onions and get rid of bronchitis, you can combine it with such herbal remedies as sage, coltsfoot, chamomile, pot marigold and others. You can simply boil slices of onions with 1-2 tablespoons of the mentioned dried herbal remedies. Those who are suffering from running nose can use onion juice mixed with honey and some water as nasal drops.

In addition, such combination as onions and milk is a recommended homemade remedy for bronchitis. Peel and wash carefully an average size onion, and simply boil in in some milk for 5-10 minutes, until onion gets soft. Cool down onion and eat it during the day. Finally, it is recommended to inhale essential oils and steams of freshly shredded onion. Do not forget to protect your eyes if you want to try the latter remedy.