This step by step simple tutorial of how to make an old fashioned homemade onion poultice to get over a cold is using old homesteading knowledge that has been passed down for generations. A natural remedy that breaks up congestion by dislodging mucus , relieves sinus pressure and eases a spasmodic painful cough.
When a family member got sick on the homestead before 1940’s and antibiotics a bacterial infection could be a life threatening illness.
Onions have anti inflammatory highly effective germicidal properties. Onion contains compounds that inhibit lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase (the enzymes that generate inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxanes), thus markedly reducing inflammation. Onions’ anti-inflammatory effects are due not only to their vitamin C and quercitin, but to other active components called isothiocyanates. These compounds work synergistically to spell relief from inflammation as quoted by Herbal Encounter.
My great grandmother had eight brothers and sisters but only three made it to adulthood because childhood illness took lives to a greater degree than we face today. If for some reason antibiotics were not available, knowledge like this needs to be passed on and preserved.
Click here to read how to make an old fashioned Grandma’s Homemade Onion Poultice To Get Over A Cold: