Can Onions Really Cure a Cough?

Sarah Cottrell
5 min readDec 5, 2022

This season has been terrible for respiratory infections, especially in kids. If you or your family are dealing with sore throats and harsh coughs, try onions to help soothe symptoms. This unassuming bulb is a superfood that can do incredible things in the human body.

If you’ve seen a lot of talk about onion water online recently, it could be because TikTokers and Instagram lifestyle folks are rediscovering the ancient power of the humble onion to cure what ails you. Onions have been used medicinally for over 5,000 years — at least, as far back as historians can currently…

Sarah Cottrell

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