Rarely has anyone spoken of the true magic that onion does to our body, and let us tell you — it really does!
This seemingly simple bliss of nature is a strong warrior when it comes to battling numerous diseases, and getting your organism up and running.
Onions are excellent in the battle against chronic vomiting, due to its anti-inflammatory properties which boost the immune system.
This vegetable derives from the Allium family, meaning it is packed with sulfur which allows antiseptic and antibiotic influence on the body.
Alongside that, onions offer plenty of antioxidants like quercetin, relieving the body from free radicals and preserving its health. Onions can be easily juiced and consumed as such, helping with respiratory diseases because of its cleansing nature.
Furthermore onions can also be great for:
- curing cardiovascular diseases
- treating arthritis
- regulating elevated cholesterol levels
- helping with diabetes due to their sulfur and flavonoid content
Using Onions To Their Advantage
Even in prehistoric times, onions have been used as a remedy for treating countless diseases, and below you will find guides on how to make the most of this glorious product.
- Colic – commonly used by the Cherokee Indians for treating children suffering from colic.
Recipe: Use slices of yellow onion and boil them in water. Let liquid cool off and drain it. Feed your infant with one teaspoon of the beverage every hour until symptoms fade.
- Dissolve chest congestion
Recipe: Mix one crushed onion and some coconut oil. Form a paste and use it to smear onto the chest. Secure paste with a towel on top of it and put on a shirt. Keep it until warm, and then remove towel and rinse.
- Ear infections and ear pain
Recipe: Take chopped onion and place it inside a sock (the thinner, the better). Tie it up and place it on affected area. Secure sock with a hat or a headband. Remove after pain is gone.
Recipe: Peel a large onion and cut in two halves. Apply one tablespoon of brown sugar on each half and leave onion to rest for an hour. Eat the remedy and proceed with the treatment twice a day to eliminate cough.
Use the transparent skin that every onion has to stop bleeding instantly. Also, you will get antiseptic benefits and protect the skin from harm.
Recipe: Slice onion into very thin pieces. Mix them with coconut oil and use this to massage the bottom of your feet. Place some slices of onion on the feet arches and secure them with cling wrap. Put on socks and leave onion overnight. This remedy is a great antioxidant as well.
- Air purifier
Method: Place slices of onion in different house areas- this will enable air cleansing and destroy all bacteria and viruses inside your household.
Recipe: Cover one yellow or white onion with cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice from it. Prepare a cup of peppermint tea and let it cool off. Take two teaspoons of the onion juice.
After 5 minutes, take two teaspoons of the cold peppermint tea. Wait another for 5-10 minutes and sip from the onion juice again. Repeat treatment until symptoms fade. It takes about 20 minutes for the vomiting urges to go away.
You could also use onion in many different manners, including:
- Rubbing onion onto skin to prevent insect bites
- Rubbing onion onto scalp to accelerate hair growth
- Placing onion in clothes as a protection against moths
- Boiling and spraying onion juice to keep plants safe from pests and bugs
- Cleaning clothes iron with slices of onion to prevent rusting
- Using onion slices to clean and polish glass and copper objects
- Massaging onion onto skin to avoid freckling
The WHO (World Health Organization) is a strong supporter in using onions in case of bronchitis, coughs, congestion, infections, colds and the flu.
What the Native Americans knew about the onion for centuries, we are just beginning to learn, but it is never too late to start being healthy. Take the knowledge you can get, learn from it, and apply it. It is as simple as that.