You probably know that garlic can ward off a winter bug. But did you know that the onion is also a powerful natural remedy to relieve colds? Here are two ways to cut your cold time with this popular bulb.

Cut an onion in half, and place one half on each side of your bed so you can inhale the scent while you sleep. This should help clear your nasal passages.

Drop a slice of raw onion in a glass of just-boiled water. After a few seconds, remove the onion and, when the water cools (enough to drink without burning yourself), start sipping it. Continue to do so throughout the day. You should feel your symptoms start to abate in less than a day.

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