I've had a sore throat for two weeks or so. A few days had some coughs, my chest has felt congested, only a day or two of sniffles/headaches, but mostly a sore throat. I've tried a bunch of things: Mucinex, Nyquil, Motrin, Advil Cold & Sinus, Halls, Tea, Cold Water, Wine, etc. Nothing has rid me of the damn sore throat yet.
The other day, all I wanted was what my parents used to do for my sore throat. Onion juice. I don't even know how they made it, but I used to wake up in the middle of the night and beg for it to help me stop coughing. I always wanted it immediately, but it took them a while to put it together. Looking back, I think it was just onion and sugar, but I honestly have no clue where it came from or how they came up with it. It always worked!
Soon after I got to thinking about this old, country remedy, I thought about how I've despised onions until recently. I really like them now and add them to everything, but I wonder if I used to associate onions with sickness, and that's why I never liked them. Just a theory.
I vaguely remember there being a book or two about country remedies in the mess under my microwave stand.
Anybody know what's in onion juice? Anybody else want to share a country remedy?