With its numerous health powers, it is no wonder why people for thousands of years have been using onion as a natural cure for many health problems. It can act as an antibiotic and boost your immune system and it is considered as the best remedy for severe vomiting.
The onion derives from the allium family and it has a rich content of sulfur, providing the onion with its potent antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Onion has also the ability to fight free radicals in the body due to its abundance of antioxidant quercetin.
Onion juice is an amazing expectorant and it is very beneficial in the case of respiratory conditions. It is also a great antioxidant, and it contains sulfur and flavonoid compounds. Onion is beneficial in the case of cholesterol levels, arthritis, diabetes, and heart. For thousands of years, people have been using onions as a standard treatment.
Interesting way to use an onion
- Breakup chest congestion
You should crush an onion with coconut oil. Apply the onion paste on your chest, and cover it with a towel then a shirt.
This is an Indian recipe for colic babies:
You should boil a small amount of diced yellow onion in water. Let it cool then drain. You should give the baby 1 teaspoon of the onion tea every hour until the baby feels an improvement.
- Ear pain/infection
Chop onion put it into a thin clean cloth and tie it up. Place this on the affected ear and make sure to secure it with a bandage. Keep it until the pain is eliminated.
The onion skin has the ability to stop moderate bleeding immediately. It acts as an antiseptic for the wound as well.
- A cough
You should peel a large onion and slice in half. Use 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to cover the face of each onion, and let them stand like this for 1 hour. It is recommended to take this 2 times a day in order to relieve your cough.
Slice an onion into thin slices. First, you should rub the bottom of your feet with coconut oil then put a thin slice of onion into the arch of each foot. Make sure to wrap with cling wrap then put on socks and let it stay overnight. The onion will eliminate the toxins and illness from your body.
- Insect sting
In order to soothe and eliminate the sting and poison, cut an onion and place it on an insect sting.
- Cleanse the air
You should place slices of onion on places throughout your house in order to purify the air of bacteria and viruses.
- Promote hair growth
Onion has the ability to promote hair growth. Just rub red onion juice into your scalp and let it stand for 20-39 minutes then rinse with warm water. Repeat this procedure every week.
- Fade out scars
You should apply onion juice onto your scars a few times a day. It may take a few weeks in order to notice the results, but the scars will eventually fade out.
Grate 1 yellow or white onion and press the juice from the onion wrapped in cheesecloth. Prepare a cup of peppermint tea and let it cool. You should drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait for 5minutes then drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait for 5 minutes. Make sure to repeat the onion juice and peppermint tea until you eliminate the symptoms. This will immediately stop vomiting and nausea will be eliminated within 15 minutes.
Other neat onion uses:
- Onion slice can be used to polish copper and glass
- You can prevent freckling by rubbing a cut onion on you
- Boil an onion juice and let it cool. Spray onto your plants in order to repel pests.
- Onion juice repels moths
- In order to repel bugs, just cut an onion and rub it on your skin
- To prevent rusting, rub an onion slice into the face of an iron
For centuries, the onion was used by the Native Americans in the treatment of colds. It was even recognized by the World Health Organization for its efficiency in relieving coughs, bronchitis, congestion, and respiratory infections.
As you can see, onion is a nature miracle that can cure a number of ailments!