Onions are from the allium family and they have very potent antibiotic and antiseptic properties as they are rich in sulfur.
They also have the antioxidant – quercetin which is very excellent in fighting free radicals in the body and preventing premature aging, age spots and wrinkles.
Onions are very useful in stimulating the immune system and they help in providing relief from digestive system disorders like severe vomiting.
Onions are also great for respiratory problems as they act as a very soothing expectorant. They are equally effective in the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol levels and cardiovascular problems because of its sulfur and flavonoid compounds.
How To Use Onions To Cure Different Ailments
1. For Chest Congestion
You can crush one onion in coconut oil. Apply this coconut oil and onion paste to your chest and cover your chest with a small towel and then put on a shirt.
2. In The Treatment Of Colic-Babies
This is an old Cherokee Indian recipe for the treatment of colic-babies. You need to dice a yellow onion in water and put to boil.
Allow the water to cool at room temperature then strain. Give your baby a teaspoon every hour until the baby recovers.
3. Infection Of The Ears
You should chop an onion and put it it in a thin sock and place this tied sock over your ear and hold it firm with a hat. Take off the sock when the pain is abated.
4. Wounds And Cuts
Use the transparent film of an onion skin to stop the bleeding from small cuts and wounds. It will also provide an antiseptic for the cut.
5. Persistent Cough
You should peel a big onion and then slice it into two halves. Put a tablespoon of brown sugar on the face of each onion for about an hour. Take this recipe twice a day to gain relief from persistent coughing.
6. Persistent Fever
Chop an onion into two halves. Then rub the sole of your feet with some coconut oil. Place a thin slice into the arch of either foot and then use a cling wrap to wrap it.
Use a sock to cover your onion/feet overnight so that the onion will remove the toxins causing the fever out of your body.
7. As An Air Cleanser
Just slice an onion and place the slices on saucers, put these saucers in strategic places in your house to purify the air and cleanse it of bacteria and viruses.
8. Relief From Vomiting
Get a yellow or white onion and grate it. Wrap the onion in a cheesecloth then press the onion juice out from it. Then you should brew up some peppermint tea and allow it to cool at room temperature. You should drink two teaspoons of cool peppermint tea and then wait for a period of 5 minutes. Keep trying this recipe until the symptoms are abated. The vomiting will cease and the all nausea symptoms will go away in about 15 minutes.
Other Use Of Onions
– You can repel insects when you rub a cut onion on your skin.
– You can boost hair growth with onion juice rubbed into your hair.
– You can also repel moths with onions.
– Get rid of pests on your plants by spraying onion juice in their leaves.
– Prevent the rusting of your pressing iron by rubbing a slice of onion on its face.
– Protect and enhance the lustre of your copper and glassware by polishing it with a slice of onion.
– Prevent freckles when you rub a slice of onion on your face.
– Get relief from flu and colds with onions.
– Treat bronchitis, congestion, respiratory infections and coughs as well.
Onions are very useful and they should form part of your daily health and skin care regimen.