The powerful medicinal properties of onions have been confirmed by numerous scientific studies. They boost the immune system, support the healthy function of the hormones, improve heart health, soothe the nerves.
They reduce cholesterol levels, improve the elasticity of blood vessels, regulate blood pressure, and prevent the hardening of arteries.
Moreover, they lower blood sugar levels and help in the fight against type 2 diabetes and obesity. They also have powerful antibacterial properties which detoxify the body.
Onions are rich in a flavonoid known as Quercetin, which is a powerful antioxidant, with antihistamine, anti-cholesterol, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is mostly concentrated close to the root and its outer most rings nearest the skin.
Here is how to use onions to treat your health issues:
Soothe an earache and soften earwax buildup
Place the most inner part of an onion in the ear to soothe an earache and soften the earwax. Leave it to act until the next morning.
You can either eat a raw onion as soon as you experience the first sign of a cold, or boil it, add ginger and honey, and drink the tea.
Peel a larger onion, cut it in half, and cover the tops of the halves in half a tablespoon of brown sugar. After an hour, hollow up the syrupy contents of the dish, and eat it twice daily. You can also make a honey and onion juice.
Chop onions and potatoes, mix them with some minced garlic and put them in a pair of socks. Put the socks on, get in bed, and apply a cloth soaked in apple cider vinegar on the forehead.
Eliminate an eye irritant
Cut a piece of onion to stimulate the flow of tears, which will help you remove the irritant out of the eye.
Soothe bee stings and other insect bites
Get rid of the stinger at first, and then apply grated or crashed white onion on the place. The anti-inflammatory properties of onions treat the swelling, while the natural antihistamine prevents allergic reactions.
Treat surgical wounds
Onions will help you heal wounds and scars, especially in people with darker skin.
Apply a slice of an onion on the burn and leave it to act for 2 minutes. Then, whip up some egg whites and apply to the affected area, let it dry in order to create a protective barrier, and cover with a gauze bandage. This will heal the burn almost instantly, and it will leave no scars.
Prepare this onion paste to treat infected wounds:
Boil some milk, pour it onto a thick slice of white bread, grate an onion over it, and mash it into a paste. Then, apply this paste to a cleaned area, leave it to harden, and it will pull the infection out of the body in a few hours.
Apply a slice of onion to the cut to prevent infections and clean the area. Apple some onion skin on the place to seal it and stop the bleeding. In case of larger cuts, secure it with gauze. Repeat twice daily.