Even though they are a regular part of almost all cuisines in the world, only a few know the real health benefits of onions.
Despite its specific taste and aroma, you probably didn’t know that it can treat numerous different diseases, and supports our overall health.
Onions have potent anti-inflammatory properties, which can effectively treat even severe vomiting. Onions are also high in antioxidants such as quercetin, which destroys the free radicals and promotes health. Moreover, they are rich in sulfur, which has a strong antiseptic and antibiotic activity.
Respiratory conditions respond very well to onion juice, because of its expectorant activity. Plus, they are good for regulating cholesterol levels, treating arthritis, heart disease, and great for diabetics due to its sulfur and flavonoid compounds.
Here are some of the conditions they can be used against:
Peel a large onion and slice in half. Cover the face of each onion with one tablespoon of brown sugar and cover the onion for one hour. You should take this remedy twice a day to treat a cough.
You should grate two onions, one white, the other yellow. You should squeeze the juice from them, wrapped in a cheesecloth. Then, brew some peppermint tea and leave it to cool. Then, drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait 5 minutes, and next, drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait for another 5 minutes. Repeat this until the symptoms subside. Nausea will go away in 15 minutes, and vomiting almost immediately.
Mix some coconut oil with thin onion slices. Use this mixture to massage the feet. You should also apply several onion slices on the feet arches, secure them with socks, and leave them to act during the night.
4.Dissolve chest congestion
You should mix some coconut oil and an onion to prepare a paste. Apply it on the chest, secure it with a towel and a shirt to warm it up, stay like that for a while and then wash it off.
5.Ear infection and ear pain
You should put some chopped onion in a sock and place it on the painful area. Secure it with a bandage or a hat, and take it off only when the pain is completely gone.
The transparent film of the onion skin will stop moderate bleeding immediately. Plus, it acts as an antiseptic for the wound.
You should boil a small amount of diced yellow onion in water. Let the onion cool in the water then drain. Feed a teaspoon of the onion tea to the baby every hour until the baby appears to have some relief.
8.Purifies the air
Onion slices can help you kill all viruses and bacteria in the air and cleanse it, so you should distribute them all around your house.
Other ways to use onions
Rub a cut onion on you to repel bugs
- Onion juice rubbed in your hair promotes hair growth
- Onion juice repels moths
- Rub an onion slice into the face of an iron to prevent rusting
- Boiled and cooled onion juice sprayed onto plants repels pests
- Rub an onion on you to prevent freckling
As you can see, onion cures have been around for centuries and is a trusted, proven treatment for many ailments.
In the spirit of good health, give one of these natural onion remedies a try next time you are feeling a little under the weather.