My German mom swears that drinking onion tea (Zwiebeltee) is the best way to get rid of a bad cough. In Germany, she sweetens it with brown "Kandis," a specific kind of rock sugar, but I use honey here. It is important that you use organic onions for this home remedy as you are cooking them with their peels.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onions in a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour.

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  • Strain hot liquid through a sieve. Pour into a cup, sweeten to taste with honey, and drink as hot as possible.

Nutrition Facts

51 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 12.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 11.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2020
I'm not going to lie, this didn't taste good but I didn't expect it to. After all, it's onion juice sweetened with honey. My particular cough is due to seasonal allergies and I will say that after drinking this, it went away for a couple of hours. I drank a second cup before going to bed and was not woken up by coughing until 4 am so take that for what it is worth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2020
I'm not going to lie, this didn't taste good but I didn't expect it to. After all, it's onion juice sweetened with honey. My particular cough is due to seasonal allergies and I will say that after drinking this, it went away for a couple of hours. I drank a second cup before going to bed and was not woken up by coughing until 4 am so take that for what it is worth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2020
I have drank it a few times, I was feeling under the weather few days ago and I feel a lot better now. ears n throat not hurting anymore. Read More
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