Although you may hate coughing, it is actually the body’s way of eliminating irritants in your airways and throat. There are several reasons why you cough, including colds, flu, allergies, asthma, and pneumonia. Needless to say, everybody coughs and it is therefore a normal occurrence. However, if you continue to cough for more than a week, you should visit a doctor right away.

While you wait though, here’s a cough remedy that can help get rid of your problem within 24 hours. The ingredients are quite simple:

  • Three liters of water
  • One kilo of onions

With those two ingredients ready, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the onions by getting rid of the mustache. Make sure you wash them all well.
  2. Cut the onions into quarters.
  3. Put the three liters of water in a pot.
  4. Add the onions in the pot.
  5. Let the water boil until half of it (1.5 liters) evaporates.
  6. Let the water cool.
  7. Strain the onions.
Don't let your child or anyone suffer from curable cough.
Don’t let your child or anyone suffer from curable cough.

You now have an onion tea. For better taste, you can add a spoonful of honey and juice from half a lemon. Make sure you consume 250 mL of the tea once to twice a day. The next day, your coughing will either lessen or completely go away.

Another Recipe for Your Cough Featuring Onions

Here is another way to make tea for your persistent cough. You will need:

  • Two onions
  • Two apples
  • 11 walnuts
  • Three liters of water

To prepare the tea, follow the steps below:

  1. Remove the onion’s mustache.
  2. Cut the onion into four pieces
  3. Wash the apples.
  4. Cut them into four pieces as well.
  5. After washing the walnuts, crush them.
  6. Ready a pot with the three liters of water.
  7. Add the ingredients over the water.
  8. Let the water boil, but don’t turn off the heat until half of the water disappears.
  9. Allow the water to cool down.
  10. Strain to remove the other ingredients.

Just like the first tea recipe, drink 250 mL of this tea for up to twice a day. You can sweeten it by adding lemon and honey. These two recipes, along with some other cough tea recipes that use onions, are effective because the ingredients are natural fighters of cough and cold. Onions, most especially, are great for boosting the immune system because of its richness in vitamin C. They also contain antioxidants that not only help keep you healthy, but also protect the body against free radicals that may cause cell damage.