Immunity-boosting onion tea

onion tea

Onions are an indispensable ingredient of Indian cooking. However, the incredible health benefits of the humble onion are often unknown. A recent article published in the European Clinical Nutrition's journal says that our immune system can be strengthened by consuming onion tea.

The article also describes how the onion tea is effective in fighting flu, cough, and high blood pressure as well. The flavonoids in onions can produce antioxidants in the blood which in turn improve the immunity power of the body. Here is how to brew a cup of hot onion tea.

1 onion (cut into small pieces)
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp honey
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
3 cloves

Into rapidly boiling water add the onion pieces and garlic cloves
Add the bay leaf and cloves after a minute
When the water turns brown in colour, pass it through a sieve
Add honey for sweetness.