Onions are great for salads and frying up as a side dish, but some may argue that there even better for curing ailments and helping out around the house. Onions are a vastly versatile natural remedy because of it is filled with antiseptic and antibiotic agents due to ts high sulfur content. They also help your body fight off free radicals that cause chronic disease, like cancer.
Onions can boost your immunity, stop vomiting, treat respiratory conditions and help treat diabetes, heart-related issues, lower cholesterol, and arthritis.
They have been used by Native American to treat colds and flu, and even the World Health Organization now recognize onions as a good way relieve respiratory infections, bronchitis, cough, and congestion.
Here are some healthful ways that you can use onions for common ailments
1. Fight Hair Loss
Boil some water with slices of full onion and use it as a pre-shampoo to prevent hair loss and grow out new hair. His antimicrobial tendencies remove and prevent dandruff and promote new growth. While the oxidants stop hair loss and help it grow faster and fuller.
Cut up some thin onion slices. Massage some coconut oil to your feet (the bottom of the feet) and place the slices of onion on top of them. Wrap them with plastic wrap and put a sock on. The onion will draw out toxins, bacteria, and sickness from the body overnight.
Peel and slice an onion and put a tablespoon of brown sugar on top over each slice and let them stay covered for an hour. After an hour, eat this twice a day to get rid of your cough. The sulfur in onions release anti-bacterial properties while digested that kills cough-causing bacteria. Sulfur also works as a detox that helps the body release the clogged toxins.’
4. Loosen Chest Congestion
Crush an onion and make a paste with adding coconut oil to it. Coat your chest with the paste and cover it with a towel. Onions work like a natural antibiotic and strengthen the immune system and the vapors that onion releases also work as an expectorant to loosen the mucous in your chest that causes coughing.
5. Ear Infection
Chop a full onion and put it inside of a sock or material that its cotton made and place it on top of your ear. You can secure it with a hat or a tie. Leave it there until the pain goes away.
6. Soothe A Sore Throat
Make a blended mix of onion skin and water. When it’s done, gargle with it the most you can. If the taste is unbearable you can add lemon and honey. The onion will reduce the pain in the throat.
Grate an onion and squeeze it with a cloth and collect the onion juice. Brew some peppermint tea and let it cool completely. Drink two teaspoons of the onion juice and wait five minutes. Then drink two teaspoons of peppermint tea. Repeat this until your stop vomiting.
You can use onion to treat spots that you’ve cut. Just place an onion on top of the spot that is cut and the anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory tendencies of the onion will help reduce the pain and heal the wound. It will also prevent to get infected.
9. Treat Sun Or Minor Burns
Rub a fresh cut onion onto your skin burn to prevent the pain and inflammatory. The sulfur will prevent infection, help with faster speed skin regeneration and reduce redness and burning.