Onion Treatment for Bronchitis

| Modified on Mar 27, 2024

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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, TN, India) on 11/30/2020


Bronchitis is a disease in which the lining of the lungs and bronchial tubes become infected and flamed. There are a number of articles available on this subject in the net and the titles of two articles are given below:

1) Onions in socks for bronchitis.

2) I slept with onion in my sock and this is what happened.

According to the above articles, onions are rich in sulphur containing compounds and known to possess antiviral properties. One may expect the following benefits from sleeping with onions in socks:

1) Removal of germs and bad bacteria.

2) Alleviating symptoms of fever like cold and flu.

To implement this, one can place organic onion slices in the socks (under your feet in the middle) and sleep as one usually do. You have nothing to lose this onion and sock therapy a try. This is not expensive and onion slices in the socks will not hurt you. Reusing the same onion slice is not at all recommended. According to an article titled “Your feet and how they are connected to your body, vital organs in our body are connected to the bottom of our feet. If there are onion slices at the bottom of our feet, onion slices can stimulate vital organs in our body.

There is no scientific explanation for this treatment since it is evidence-based treatment. Recently, I had severe cold. I did not want to take antibiotics and cold medicines. I took the above treatment and my cold was gone within a day. If a person has bronchitis, cold, flu or fever, that person can try this treatment. Within one or two days, one will know whether the treatment will work or not.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Carolyn

Does it matter what kind of onion? White? Red?

Replied by P. Raghavan
(Tamil Nadu)


I used red onion slices for my cold. I got very good results.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, tn-626001, India.)


This treatment can be viewed as a modified form of Foot Reflexology. There are a number of articles available in the net about foot reflexology. Some of the articles are given below:

1) What is Reflexology? It's more than just a foot massage!

2) What is the history of Reflexology?

3) How does Reflexology work?

4) About Reflexology.

5) Reflexology Foot Chart.

6) What Are Reflexology Points and Areas?

According to these articles, Reflexology uses a targeted, pressure-point massage to restore the flow of energy throughout the body. The treatment usually focuses on the feet, but it can also include the hands and ears. Reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy by controlling the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses. But it is an expensive treatment. One can expect to pay anywhere from $ 40-90 for 1-hour session. You can find out nearest Foot Reflexologist in the net by google search. In the United States of America, reflexology grew through the work of Eunice Ingham and her followers. Eunice Ingham was a physiotherapist working in the surgery of Doctor Joe Shelby Riley and his wife. Eunice Ingham spent a lot of her time in dividing the foot into different zones and identifying the vital organ that is affected by each zone. There is no agreement among all reflexologists on all reflex points; however, general agreement does exist on major reflex points.

But in the onion treatment, sulphur-rich onions are used to stimulate vital organs instead of pressure-point massage. Onions have antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. There are two ways of applying onion to the bottom of our feet during sleep:

1) Put onion slices at the bottom of both feet and put loose socks around them.

2) Put onion slices in a blender with small quantity of clean water. Make a paste at night and apply all over bottom of both feet. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes to dry. Then cover both feet with loose socks so that your bed and floor will not spoil. Then go to sleep as usual.

One can try this treatment for about 7 days. If there is no improvement, the treatment may be discontinued.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Posted by Sharon (Victoria, Australia) on 11/15/2005

I have stumbled across a remedy for coughs and bronchitis. slice an onion and place in bowl layer with pure honey, leave sit for an hour or so, this will yield a syrup. Have a teaspoon every 15 minutes until coughing chest soreness subsides.