When coughs and colds occur, we need to find a natural remedy as soon as possible to deal with their bothersome symptoms. Surely all of you always have an onion at home, so here's how to take advantage of its benefits for coughs, colds and flu.

The onion is a food indicated not only to flavor our favorite dishes, but it has also a series of medicinal properties. These make it a natural effective remedy very useful on several occasions.

The onion provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but above all it is known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This bulb therefore prevents the proliferation of microorganisms and at the same time it is able to stimulate the immune defense system. That's why it can be a handy remedy even in case of coughs and colds.

Our grandmothers or great-grandmothers used and passed on various onion-based remedies in the family to treat flu symptoms and in many cases these are still effective today. Trying it is not so bad, you'll just find your house invaded by the onion smell for a while!

Onion syrup

To prepare this syrup you will need 1 onion and some sugar. Peel the onion and then chop it finely, put it in a bowl or in a glass container and pour over 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar. Leave everything to rest for about 12 hours, after which filter the obtained liquid and put it in a glass jar. Take a teaspoon of syrup diluted in half a glass of water 3 times a day until the symptoms have completely disappeared. To enhance the effect you can also add a little honey.

Onion soup

Onion soup can be both a tasty dish and a way to relieve flu symptoms. It is a “poor” dish that in some cases involves using meat broth (you can very well replace it with vegetable broth). Here you will find many recipes, look for the simplest ones and avoid, since you want to use the soup for healing purposes, to add ingredients such as butter and cheese. You can also make your soup more active by adding garlic.