Nowadays, unfortunately, a lot of people struggle with respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and cough. These problems can be a result of some infections, smoking or allergies.
This is why it’s important to know what can help us reduce these unpleasant symptoms naturally and safely.
Today, we’re going to present one of the most popular folk medicine our grandmas used and swore by.
Its star ingredient is purple onions; first, let’s check out the recipe and then we’ll show you why red onions are a potent natural remedy!
DIY Remedy for Respiratory Relief with Purple Onions
½ kilo of purple onions, peeled and chopped
½ kilo of unrefined sugar
1.5 liters of water
7 spoons of organic honey
In a metal bowl, heat up the sugar on medium heat and stir until it begins to dissolve. Then, add the chopped onion and cook several minutes before adding the water.
Cook until the water boils on medium heat. Continue cooking until 1/3 of the water vapors.
Then, remove it from the heat and leave it to cool down. Then, add the lemon juice from the 2 lemons and the honey and stir to get a homogenous mixture.
Leave it for a bit and then strain it into a glass bottle.
How to use it:
Consume a spoon of the drink before each meal until you run out of the remedy. Then, prep a new batch and repeat until you feel relief.
If you’re going to give it to a child, the amount is one teaspoon before meals.
Why Are Purple Onions Good for Us?
Abundant in antioxidants
Red onions are an awesome source of quercetin and anthocyanin, powerful antioxidants. They help avert oxidation and scavenge for free radicals known to trigger cancer and other chronic diseases.
In this way, eating them regularly helps you keep your inflammation levels under control.
Good for diabetics
Did you know that the chromium from red onions helps reduce the blood sugar levels and boosts the insulin sensitivity on cellular level?
Unfortunately, around 50 percent of the US population is low on chromium because of the excessive processed food consumption and modern farming which has stripped the land of chromium.
These deficiencies have been linked with diabetes and cardiovascular problems.