Natural Remedy for Cough and Congestion

Here’s an easy way to break up congestion from a cough that won’t seem to go away.

What you will need:

1 small onion diced
1 teaspoon of fresh garlic minced
2 tablespoons olive oil


Place diced onion in an oiled glass baking dish and heat in oven set to 350 for about 20 minutes or until onion becomes translucent and slimy. Remove from oven and pour onion in a clean bowl. Mix garlic and olive oil with the onion and allow to cool. Mixture should be warm but not hot. Place mixture on chest and cover with a warm, wet wash cloth. Cover with a dry wash cloth or towel. If you are putting on your children I would massage the oil over the chest and upper back and put on an old t-shirt that you don’t care about getting stained. (you can massage the onion/garlic mixture into skin and remove after oil has started to set in if you prefer) Keep poultice on for up to 2 hours, then remove.  Repeat as needed. We are using it today for my little one and alternating with hyssop and eucalyptus blue and local honey.


Did it help? Don’t forget to let me know! 🙂

Sarah Canga

Sarah Canga


If congestion persists don’t forget that cupping over the upper/mid back can be very effective at releasing congestion, cough and clearing up a cold.

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