We all use onions in our meals almost on a daily basis, but did you know that they have a variety of health benefits as well? Onions are a powerful antibiotic that can strengthen your immune system and prevent a host of infections, while also improving your health on many other levels.
Onions come from the same family of vegetables such as garlic and leeks (Allium family) which are all rich in Sulphur. These veggies have antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, and are also a great source of the quercetin antioxidant. Quercetin is a free radical scavenger which means it can prevent a variety of serious diseases. In the past, people have been using onions to relieve colds and the flu and to clean the body of toxins. However, they can also be used against diabetes thanks to their Sulphur and flavonoid content.
Here’s how to use onions against certain health problems:
Reduce chest congestion
Mixing a crushed red onion with some coconut oil and putting the coating on your chest overnight can reduce chest congestion by the morning. Make sure to cover the coating with a towel so you don’t stain your bed sheets and pajamas.
Relieves ear infections
Chop one onion finely and put a bit in a sock, then tie the sock and put it over your infected ear. Lie down on your bed and let it work for up to 20 minutes in order to relieve the infection and prevent it from causing additional problems.
Onions were frequently used as a natural remedy against coughs in the past. Just cut an onion in half and sprinkle some brown sugar on the cut half and eat it to instantly relieve the symptoms.
Treats minor wounds
Rubbing a cut onion on a minor wound will stop the bleeding and accelerate the healing.
Dip a cut onion in coconut oil and rub it on your soles, then put a slice of the vegetable on your soles and put on your socks before going to bed. The fever should be reduced by the morning.
Native Americans used onions to treat colic in infants. What they did is boil a handful of chopped onions in water, then give their babies a teaspoon of the mixture every hour until the problem went away.
Grate one onion and strain the juice through a gauze, then brew a cup of peppermint tea. Mix 2 teaspoons of both liquids and take them every 15 minutes until the vomiting stops.
Cleans the air in your home
Cut an onion in slices and put them on plates all around your home to clean the air of toxins and breather easier.
Onions can also be used to repel insects such as mosquitoes – all you need to do is cut an onion in half and rub it on your skin. The same method works against dandruff and scalp infections – just cut an onion and rub it on your head. Rubbing an onion on your face will give your skin a nice shine.
Onions have been widely used as a natural remedy against infections in the past, and it’s vital we start using it again. The vegetable is highly beneficial and provides incredible results, so why not give it a try?