Remedies Using Onions For Cold, Flu and Stuffy Nose

In addition to being a highly used seasoning, onion is a great natural anti-inflammatory and can be used to treat skin, throat, bowel, and stomach problems. It’s also used in the fight against intestinal and menstrual cramps, cough, phlegm, and hoarseness.

It’s even used to prevent heart and circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Onion is also recommended to help in weight loss, in addition to lowering bad blood cholesterol.

Because it’s a natural expectorant, the onion calms a cough and respiratory tract irritation.

Therefore, it’s effective in healing bronchitis, laryngitis, and respiratory ailments. Finally, the onion has the ability to enhance our body’s defenses by increasing the functioning capacity of our immune system.

Let’s look at two wonderful homemade recipes to treat the symptoms of respiratory allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, flu, colds, cough, and a stuffy nose.

Turn an onion into your natural air purifier Cut an onion in half and place one half next to the bed before you go to sleep. The smell coming from the onion will release substances in the air that will eliminate
germs, bacteria, and viruses.

It helps to refresh the air in your room, to decongest your nose and, and to improve your breathing. You can also create your own expectorant syrup from the onion. This is a well-known home remedy that usually solves most respiratory problems.


  • A medium onion;
  • 1 lemon (juiced);
  • Two teaspoons of pure honey;
  • Two glasses of filtered water.


  • Cut the onion into large pieces and boil for about 15 minutes.
  • Let it stand for five minutes, strain, and add two teaspoons of honey.
  • Wait to squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the mixture until your ready to drink it.
  • Take one tablespoon, two to three times a day.

The syrup is good for a maximum of two days, so avoid making large amounts of it and focus on consuming it regularly to maximize all the healing properties of its ingredients. Treating cold and flu symptoms like a stuffy nose may take a while, but consistently using this syrup makes a difference.

If you have children, make sure you appreciate the natural benefits of this syrup in order to improve and maintain their immune systems for an extended period of time.