Did you think that onion was a simple vegetable? And think again because it is full of unsuspected benefits. It relieves and heals many ailments and many ailments, it is a true panacea! Whether it’s fever, flu, warts, or even ear infections, this wonder of nature comes in the preparation of many healing and preventive recipes.
Two elements make onion a natural medicine, it is selenium and quercetin.
Selenium acts as an effective antioxidant and helps prevent cardiovascular disease and asthma.
Quercetin helps fight against allergies, reduces the risk of asthma and inflammation.
Thanks to these two elements and other sulfur compounds, the onion, when consumed fresh and possibly organic, can act as an antihistamine, antioxidant, anti-cholesterol and a powerful anti-inflammatory. In the context of certain conditions, it is also a very good antibiotic.
Onion heals colds
The medicinal use of the most common onion is that made against colds; simply cut an onion in half and place it on the bedside table or under the bed at bedtime. It will bear the smell a bit strong because the species that will spread will open the nose and help to spend a good night.
Consumed in syrup, it helps cure cough with its antibiotic effects; infused with honey, it soothes sore throats.
It lowers fever
Simply chop three or four onions, place them around the feet and hold them with a cloth covered by a plastic bag. The ideal is to place this plaster before sleeping and let it act during the night to lower the temperature.
It acts against ear infections and ear pain
To do this, cut a piece of onion, place it in the ear and let it sit all night if possible Its anti-inflammatory action will rid you of this throbbing pain.
He heals wounds
In the event of a cut or small wound, cut one onion in half and apply one half to the wound; the juice that will come out will clean the infection. Then use the skin of the onion to dress the wound to protect it and block bleeding.
It heals infections
To treat an infected wound, clean it and apply the following preparation: soak a slice of bread in hot milk and add a grated onion, mix and apply this paste on the wound and let it harden. Let this preparation rest for a few hours before cleaning. It is advisable to repeat the operation twice a day.
It relieves burns
In case of burns, place on one half of onion that will instantly soothe and heal. For an even more effective healing, you can apply some beaten egg whites and let it dry by covering with gauze.
He treats warts
Put a small piece of onion on the wart, cover it with a bandage and let it work a few days so that the onion burns.
It lowers the blood pressure
By eating one or two raw onions (or slightly stir fry) a day, you will help lower your blood pressure.
It has a healing effect
To get rid of scars, cut an onion and extract the juice; dip a clean cloth and apply it to the scar. For a guaranteed effect, it is necessary to repeat the operation more times a day for three days.
It relieves sunburn
If you have been in the sun for too long and some areas of your body have burned and turned red, place a slice of onion on the sunburn and then a beaten egg white. This mixture will protect and relieve your skin by accelerating its regeneration.
It relieves insect bites
After a painful insect bite of the wasp or bee type, clean it quickly with cold water and place an onion on it. Its vapors will have an anti-venom effect that will deflate the skin in minutes.