I just came across this recipe for a healing soup. I haven't tried it yet, but I do believe that it will nock out what ails you. I can't speak to the taste or the smell though... http://herballegacy.com/Garlic and Onion Soup.pdf It looks great for things like a cold, flu. pneumonia, bronchitis, congestion, etc. You want to use fresh ingredients for the best results.