Family’s Time-Tested Walnut and Onion Cough Remedy

A Treasured Family Recipe for Soothing Coughs

This isn’t just any over-the-counter solution; it’s a cherished concoction passed down from my mother-in-law, revered in our family for its effectiveness in treating coughs the natural way. It’s stood the test of time and has been a go-to remedy in our household for many years.


  • 5 whole walnuts (in the shell)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 liter of water

The Magic of Walnuts and Onions

Walnuts and onions might seem like an unusual combination, but they work wonders when it comes to respiratory health.

  • Walnuts: Rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, walnuts are great for overall health, especially for the lungs.
  • Onions: Known for their expectorant properties, onions can help in loosening mucus in the chest, thereby relieving cough.

Let’s Make the Remedy!

  1. Preparation: Start by gathering your ingredients. Make sure the walnuts are fresh and the onions are nicely peeled.
  2. Cooking: In a pot, combine the whole walnuts (with their shells), onions, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. The Waiting Game: Let the mixture simmer until about half of the liquid remains. This concentrates the beneficial properties of the ingredients.
  4. Straining: Once done, strain the mixture. You’ll be left with a potent, health-packed liquid.
  5. Usage: Drink a small cup of this concoction throughout the day. It’s best consumed warm for maximum benefit.

Why This Remedy?

This natural remedy is not only effective but also free from the chemicals and additives found in many over-the-counter medicines. It’s a testament to the wisdom of traditional home remedies and the power of nature in healing.

A Note of Caution

While this remedy is natural, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are taking other medications.

Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Lungs

Alongside this remedy, here are a few tips to keep your lungs healthy:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help thin the mucus in your lungs, making it easier to expel.
  • Breathe Deeply: Regular deep breathing exercises can help improve lung capacity and clear the airways.
  • Avoid Irritants: Stay away from pollutants and allergens as much as possible. If you’re a smoker, consider quitting for your lung health.

In Conclusion

This walnut and onion remedy is more than just a solution for a cough; it’s a piece of our family’s heritage and a testament to the power of natural healing. Give it a try, and you might just find it to be your new go-to remedy for those pesky coughs!

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