The Humble Onion

As a stay at home wife and mom of 4, I deal with Onions on a daily basis. I peel, cut, dice, chop, mince, crush, saute, roast, stew, sweat, fry 'em, pickle or just eat them completely raw. Onions are indeed a great addition to a lot of dishes, but did you know that they are also among the best natural remedies for various health issues people suffer from? What makes an onion such a potent antiseptic and antibiotic agent, you ask? One reason is its the sulfur content. Another one is that it is an excellent source of Querection which is an antioxidant that helps our body combat free radicals.

Onion juice is a great natural expectorant, this makes it pretty effective for treating respiratory problems. In addition to this, its sulfur and flavonoid compounds make it good for diabetes, arthritis, heart conditions, and bad cholesterol levels.

Amazing Health Uses for Onions

  1. Flu which includes High Fever

    Slice an onion then, rub the bottom of your feet with coconut oil and apply a thin onion slice into the arch of each foot. Wrap the foot and cover with sock. Let it work overnight to draw out toxins from your body. Dave has tried this a couple of times, works like a charm.

  2. Coughs

    Peel an onion and cut it in half. Put a tablespoon of brown sugar over each half and cover them for an hour. Take this relish twice daily to alleviate the cough.

  3. Air Purifier

    Put slided onions around the house to purify the air of bacteria and viruses.

  4. Vomiting

    First, grate an onion and press with a cheesecloth to get the juice out or use a juicer if you have one. Then, brew a mint tea and allow it to cool. Drink two teaspoons of the onion juice and wait five minutes. Do the same with mint tea and then repeat the procedure until the symptoms go away.

  5. Treat Ear Infection

    Chop an onion, put it into a thin sock or any cloth and tie it closed. Then, put the sock over the affected area, covering the head/ear/sock with a hat. Remove when the pain subsides. 

  6. Breakup Chest Congestion

    Crush an onion and combine it with coconut oil to create a paste. Coat the chest with the paste and cover it with a dish towel.

  7. Treat Colic

    Dice and boil a yellow onion, allow it to cool, and then drain. Give the baby a teaspoon of the onion tea every hour until the symptoms subside.

  8. Heal Cuts

    The film of the onion skin works as an antiseptic and it also stops the bleeding instantly. Try it.

More Onion Uses

  • Rub a cut onion on you to repel bugs
  • Rub an onion slice into the face of an iron to prevent rusting
  • Polish copper and glassware with an onion slice
  • Boiled and cooled onion juice sprayed onto plants for instant natural pest repellant
  • Rub a cut onion on you to prevent freckling
  • Onion juice rubbed into your hair promotes growth
  • Onion juice repels moths



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Article published on November 12, 2016

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