This natural remedy cures cough, runny nose, sore throat and soothes the symptoms of many other inflammatory conditions.
The onion is a very nutritious and healthy product. It contains sulfur compounds, and pectin , which have antibacterial action. It is also a rich source of folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, iron, dietary fiber and iodine, which have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
However, the composition of the onion that makes it so medicinal is the amount of vitamins A, B1, B2, PP, C and phytocide, which are a powerful combination when it comes to the body’s defenses.
Vitamin A helps maintain the proper function of the immune system and together with vitamin B2 enables the proper functioning of the mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Vitamin C strengthens the body’s immune response, shortens the duration of colds, stimulates the growth and efficiency of immune cells, and stimulates an increase in the amount of interferon, which has an antiviral effect.
Phytocides are characterized by strong antibacterial properties, prevent the development and spread of the virus in the body and successfully fight even tuberculosis.
The onion syrup is very easy to prepare, cheap, healthy and can be given to both adults and children. It is recommended for cough, to reduce mucus (the amount of mucus accumulated in the respiratory organs), to reduce body temperature and other inflammatory processes, especially in the upper and lower respiratory tract. The onion also speeds up the circulation, which encourages sweating and the excretion of toxins and viruses from the body.