Onion Gargle for Throat Infections

Packed with antibiotics, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, this fiery onion and chile gargle will help fight infection and soothe the irritation and discomfort of a sore throat.

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TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr

LEVEL: Easy

INGREDIENTS:

1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 fresh red chile, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Juice of 2 lemons
Sprig fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS:

Combine the onions and chiles in a bowl, and then stir in the salt and lemon juice. Let stand in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Strain and use as a gargle. After gargling, chew on a sprig of parsley to freshen breath.

Use the gargle daily, as soon as you feel a sore throat coming on, then spit out rather than swallow.

The gargle is best made and used fresh each day.

NOTES:

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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