As you probably know, onion can help for many health problems. It acts like a natural antibiotic and antiseptic that can boost your immune system. (1)
Onion, like garlic, comes from Allium family. It is rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects. It is extremely high in antioxidant Querectin which helps the body to fight free radicals. Onions are an outstanding source of polyphenols, including the flavonoid polyphenols. Within this flavonoid category, onions are a standout source of quercetin. (2)
Onion have been used as a natural cure for thousands of years. It is good for respiratory conditions, cholesterol levels, heart, arthritis, a great antioxidant, and good for diabetes due to its flavonoid and sulfur compounds.
Interesting Ways to Use an Onion
Breakup chest congestion – A combination of onion pieces within coconut oil. Coat the chest with the paste and cover the chest with a dish towel then a shirt.
Colic – Cherokee Indian recipe for colic babies: Put small amount of diced yellow onion in water and boil it. Let the onion cool in the water then drain. Feed the baby every hour with a teaspoon of the onion tea until the baby appears to have some relief.
Ear pain/infection – Put a chopped onion in a thin sock and tie the sock closed. Place the flattened onion sock over the troubled ear and cover the head/ear/sock with a hat to hold the sock in place. Remove when pain is gone.
Cuts – The bleeding will stop immediately when you place the transparent film of the onion skin, because of the antiseptic property.
Cough – Slice a large onion in a half. In both halves put 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cover them for one hour. You should take twice a day of this combination of sugar and onion.
Fever – Slice one onion into thin slices and rub the bottom of each with coconut oil. Put a thin slice into the arch of each foot and wrap with cling wrap. Cover the onion/feet with sock over night to allow the onion to draw out toxins and the illness from the body.
Cleanse the air – In order to purify the air of viruses and bacteria, just place slices of onion on plates throughout your house
Vomiting – Press one white or yellow onion to drain his juice and wrapped in a cheesecloth. Brew a strong cup of peppermint tea and let it cool. First you should drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait 5 minutes. Then, Drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait 5 minutes. Repeat again both procedures. Vomiting should stop immediately and the nausea should go away within 15 minutes.
Other Neat Onion Uses:
- To repel bugs, just rub a cut onion on you
- To promote hair growth, you should rubb onion juice
- Onion juice repels moths
- Repel pests of your plants with spraying boiled and cooled onion juice
- Rub an onion slice into the face of an iron to prevent rusting
- Polish copper and glassware with an onion slice
- Rub a cut onion on you to prevent freckling
Onion has been used to treat colds and flu for centuries. The World Health Organization confirmed the ability of onion to relieve coughs, congestion, bronchitis and respiratory infections.