Red onions are also effective in relieving the symptoms of cold when used fresh. If you need an instant cough syrup, simply press the juice of a bigger fresh onion and mix it with a teaspoonful of honey and drink. It is recommended to take frequent small doses, because larger doses may upset your stomach.
To achieve similar results without pressing, slice up your red onion and put the slices in a jar. Cover with sugar or honey and let it sit overnight. It will extract most of the onion juice by the morning. Take it fresh by the teaspoonful 3-8 times a day. It will be most effective when used fresh.
Onion Poultice is an other effective way to break up phlegm and relieve cough quickly
This is a compound poultice made of partially fried onions, cornmeal, and vinegar, and it’s an excellent way to break up even a stubborn congestion relatively quickly. Mince the onion finely and put in a pan adding a little oil to it. Stir and saute it a little bit, then add a cup of vinegar, mix, then add cornmeal until it forms a thick paste. Spread your hot paste onto a muslin cloth and fold over to hold poultice and heat in. Apply it as warm as possible on the chest/throat area. Cover with a blanket or towel to keep it warm. Leave it on for a while, at least 15 minutes.
Antifertility effect from chewing Queen Anne’s Lace seeds after coitus. QAL (Daucus carota) contains essential oils (terpenes) that have a progesterone blocking effect, which discourages implantation of the egg in the uterus. Herbalists describe this as the “slippery uterus” phenomenon, where the egg just slides on past. Women have been chewing one teaspoon of QAL seeds as a “morning after” contraceptive since time immemorial.