I recently learned while listening to Barbara O'Neill that onions are amazing healing remedies!! I can't believe it my whole life I've had a cheap, effective household remedy sitting under my nose when I cook every day. Onions have the ability to clear out the Eustachian tubes. This cleansing effect is what may make you cry when chopping an onion. If your Eustachian tubes can use some cleaning, it will most likely make you cry! I've definitely noticed when I have a cold, I am more likely to cry when chopping up an onion.
I learned that you can make a pretty great cough syrup from onions. Simply chop up an onion, layer it in a little half-pint jar with 1 tsp. of raw honey. Add some more onion and then some more honey. Keep doing this until you get to the top of the jar. Let it sit for 1 hour. When you come check on it one hour later some syrup will be formed. You can now use it, but don't strain it all. Keep letting it sit for it to get more potent. You can give your child 1/2 tsp 3 times a day and an adult 1 tsp 3 times a day.
Another great treatment using onions is putting them on the feet when a you or your child has a cough! Barbara recounted a story of when she came to visit her daughter here in America and her son (Barbara's grandson) had a bad cough. They had gotten him ready for bed and laid him down. For a half hour they sat listening to him cough and cough and cough. They thought maybe it would settle down soon. After 30 min. of him coughing they decided to get him up and put onions on his feet wrapped in a plastic bag. That they did. After they put the onion on, there wasn't one more cough. And the child slept through the whole night without coughing! I was eager to try this since my family had just come down with colds. My one year old was really stuffed up and couldn't breath while trying to nurse. So I went to the kitchen and chopped up an onion, put it n two little snack bags and put his feet in them. I kid you not, within 10 min. his nose started to run! And all of this snot just kept coming out! It was quite a relief and he could breathe so much better. In this circumstance I had already tried the saline solution that you squirt up their nose. It worked only temporarily. With the onions I was able to leave them on his feet all day long.
I had another opportunity just last night to use an onion on my feet. I got desperate. Recently I have had this cough that keeps returning. I don't think I've had such a bad cough in all my life. Anyway it has been getting worse. Last night, I expected to go to sleep like normal. But as soon as I would get close to falling asleep another surge of coughing would arise and wake me up. Finally I had to do something, it was 1 am and hadn't been able to fall asleep yet. I got up and took some cough syrup I had made earlier that seemed to be only working a little this time and put an onion on my feet. That did it. I was finally able to fall asleep because my cough calmed down!