Have you ever heard of onion juice for colds?

United States
January 31, 2007 10:48am CST
Have you ever heard of making onion juice for colds?
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@owlwings (43048)
• Cambridge, England
31 Jan 07
My mother told us that when she was small her mother used to take an onion, stud it with cloves and simmer it in milk for half an hour. She was then supposed to drink the milk. As she hated milk (especially boiled milk), she never inflicted us with this. As a matter of fact, if you added a bay leaf to the milk, this is exactly how you start a Bechamel sauce, so I don't suppose it tastes as bad as it sounds!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I am glad for the remedy recipe..but am not too keen on bay leaves ..or milk..but am sure it works well:)+
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@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
31 Jan 07
No i have not ever heard about onion juice for colds.But they say onions are good for you. So if the juice helps a cold,I would try it. Does it taste good?
• United States
31 Jan 07
It doesnt taste bad since the sugar is on it:)+
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I have not heard of this being good for colds. After seeing this post, I found an article on the web pertaining to what you had brought up. It is interesting information. Apparently it is good for other types of health conditions as well, like respiratory disease and more. Here is the link to the website about onion juice. http://www.indiangyan.com/books/healthbooks/food_that_heal/onion.shtml
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you very much..I never knew there was any link..but I do remembe my mom was very much into the Indians and their remedies;)+
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@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I was curious to find out more about this when you brought it up as it could be very helpful to me and others that I know. Hopefully you will learn a lot from this site.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Not for colds but I know for a fact it works for an earache. When my daughter was little she used to get a lot of earaches. I remembered my grandmother had always cut an onion in half and squeezed some of the white juice onto a teaspoon and poured it into the ear so I tried that and it worked.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Wow..I didn't know it was good for ears too..I will have to remember that..It doesnt harm the ear drum in anyway does it??+
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I haven't had it with sugar but I have had a onion pureed with garlic nd had to eat it for a cold and also red apple cider vinegar mixed with honey tastes better if it has set a few day though because then the honey helps eliminate some of the vinegar taste but mom and granny used to stuff us kids with all kinds of home remedies some that worked and some that didn't work so well. We would also have to drink homemade onion soup several times a day. Not like a onion to get your sinuses moving again.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Vinegar and Honey I have heard but not onion and garlic....yuckers.. but Some people like that tast..not me;) Onions by themselves are strong..sugar really kills the bite:)
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
31 Jan 07
no,this is my first time hearing about onion juice for colds.Does it work? I really hate having colds.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I think it worked for us as kids..since we didnt want to keep taking it since it left your breath smelling so bad..it didnt taste bad..we simply didnt like smelling like onions!! I suppose it did work!+
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Okay...that sounds just nasty! But, the couple of different recipes sound plausible! I like to eat onions in and on just about everything, so I don't guess it would be that bad...just sounds gross! LOL And I don't drink mild either!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
onions and sugar..is that what you are referring to as sounding gross??+