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The Surprising Natural Miracle Remedy for a Child’s Tickly Cough!..

Posted November 27, 2014 by Bethanie Lunn

Are you or your little one suffering from a persistent tickly cough?  Well I didn’t know this until last night after someone recommended it to me but I’ve found a natural little miracle remedy and it’s surprising…the humble onion!

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be suffering with some form of the lurgy but my son (aged 18 months), is suffering from a dry cough that he’s had for days and he finds it difficult to get (and stay), asleep – meaning the entire household does too of course.

Well upon recommendation, I took one onion, cut it into quarters and placed it in his bedroom for the night.  

The result?  Hardly any coughing and he slept until 7.30am. Hurraaaaaaahhhh!

How does it work?

Onions contain irritating compounds that trigger the cough reflex and bring up phlegm and, the skins especially, are also loaded with a compound called quercetin.  It has superb anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties and is a proven anti-viral. Who knew?

So if you’re looking for cough and cold remedies – I now swear by this.

Sleep well.

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