Got the flu?

  When I was a tiny little one, my grandmother was usually the one who would take care of me. So it only makes sense that I got most of my get-well recipes from her. If I ever ended up with the bad flu, she would prepare me a very distinctive tea. Onion tea. I know, it sounds gross at first. You know what’s gross too? A shot of Fireball. A shot of vodka. Low-class beer. If people can drink those things to catch a good buzz, they can drink this tea. It’s not even bad because the honey completely takes over. So don’t sit there and tell me you’ve changed your mind. At first, I wasn’t a fan of it, but it grew on me once I knew how to prepare it a different way. My boyfriend’s a picky eater and even he enjoyed it.

After a sip or two, it starts to become tasty. If not, just chug it. Shut up, It’s good for you. Maybe things make sense as to why chicken soup makes a person feel better after consuming it because it usually has onion in it. Or any soup with any onion or garlic in it. Of course, the process works much better when someone uses the key ingredients on their own.


The ingredients you’ll need:

  • Garlic
  • Red Onion
  • Cinamon stick
  • Honey
  • Lemon/Lime (both can be used together too)
  • Filtered water

How to use: Boil a cup or two of water. Chop half an onion or maybe even a little bit less for a first timer. The perfect amount would be 1/4 of an onion to be precise, but 1/2 is for those who want a really strong tea. Now peel 2 to 4 cloves of a garlic head. First-timers will probably choose only 2 cloves. Once the water is boiling, put the onion and garlic inside the boiling water. Wait 10 minutes. Let it sit for another 5 minutes. Finally, pour it into a cup and add as much honey as wanted. The lemon/lime is optional. Try it without it first. Go wild.

Tips: So, questions. Why the red onion? A normal onion can be used as well if it’s all there is for the time being. The reason why I suggest a red onion is because red onions contain much more nutrients than the regular ones. What if I only have an onion and no garlic? What if I don’t want to use garlic? As long as onions are being used, the magic will still work. Adding garlic is more like a plus in this case. Also, garlic can be used instead of onion, but most people won’t like the taste of garlic tea. Buying garlic pills is also something I would suggest. They help keep the immune system strong.The honey and lemon/lime will hide the overall taste of garlic and onion. It’s really not bad at all. Even Vampires like me can agree garlic isn’t so bad. Plus, drinking onion tea with honey makes an inflamed throat feel a million times better. Yay!


Click on highlighted words to learn more about them and their benefits.

Benefits:

Onions reduce inflammation, heal infections, have a ton of vitamin C, and help regulate blood sugar. Now, what about garlic? Garlic is family to the onion, that means pretty much the same thing. My holistic doctor suggests Garlic has been known to treat yeast infections and the common cold, quick.

Garlic has a ton of vitamins and other benefits.

Cinnamon 

Honey works as an antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

Lemon works as a natural antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

Lime works as a natural antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

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