How to Use Onion Juice to Treat Bronchitis
Bronchitis is a disease in which the lining of the lungs and bronchial tubes become infected and inflamed. Symptoms of bronchitis include cough, fatigue, wheezing slight fevers and chest discomfort and the disease may be chronic or acute. There is no known cure for chronic bronchitis. However, according to Michael Castleman, author of "Blended Medicine: How to Integrate the Best Mainstream and Alternative Remedies for Maximum Health and Healing," you may use onion juice to help relieve the symptoms of bronchitis. Onions are a natural expectorant and may help reduce the phlegm that builds up within the lungs. Always consult your doctor before taking an alternative treatment.
Prepare the onion juice by chopping six whole onions into a double boiler. Add 1/2 cup of honey and allow the mixture to simmer for two hours to draw out the juice of the onions.
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Strain the onion juice and throw away the cooked onions. Pour the onion juice into a cup.
Take 1 to 2 tbsp. of the onion juice every hour to relieve bronchitis symptoms.
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Michael Long is a practicing nutritionist and started writing in 2010 for various websites, covering topics in alternative healing and nutrition. He has a master's degree in nutrition from Benedictine University.