Onion Poultice for Cold on the Chest

June 15th, 2015

A very old remedy for a cold on the chest is an onion poultice, which is made by heating the onions and putting them in a muslin bag and bruising them. Lay the bag upon the chest over night. Care should be taken about getting in a draught when the poultice is removed in the morning.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

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