Onions can be used for medicinal needs, cleaning, cooking, gardening and more!
Onion has natural antiseptic properties. As an antiseptic, onion helps destroy bacteria and germs.
The Onion has a lot of medicinal benefits. Since ancients Onions have been prescribed as a remedy for a lot of ailments and diseases.
According to natural medicine author Barbara Griggs. One traditional remedy involves eating a cooked, chopped onion at the first sign of body aches or coughing to help ward off the worst of an illness.
Acne – Use as a face wash cleanser. Rub a onion onto your face then leave to dry for 10 minutes before being washed off.
Athletes Foot – Cut a small slice of onion and massage the affected areas two or three times a day until the condition clears up. Treatment usually takes between two and three weeks.
Bladder Infection – Drinking onion Soup is very soothing and healing for a bladder infection…I can attest to this first hand.
Chilblains – Onions rubbed into the skin will help the chilblains heal. It soothes the itching and pain instantly.
Cold and Flu – raw onion will have the most benefit in fighting flu viruses. Alternatively, you can make an infusion by placing an onion in 3 cups of boiling water and breathing in the aroma. This infusion should be had many times in the day till the illness goes away.
Earache and Ear Infection – place the slice over your affected ear for 30 to 60 minutes. Repeat as necessary to soothe the pain. Or cover a warm onion with paper towel and apply the flat side to the ear. The onion juice will help combat infection and inflammation.
Nail and Toenail Fungal Infection – Rubbing onion slices over the affected nail is also a potent nail and toenail fungus home treatment.
Eyewash – Chop a raw onion quickly. Don’t turn your face away from the onion, then let your naturally produced tears do the rest.
A traditional home remedy passed on by word of mouth, and it really works!
Head lice – A raw Onion massaged into the scalp will kill head lice. Repeat for three days to make sure you kill all the lice and their eggs.
Insomnia – Eat a raw or boiled onion at night before going to bed. For those who cannot stand the smell, sniffing it before going to bed will do the trick
Verruca and Warts – Rub the onion on the stubborn wart. The onion juice will soften and eventually break down the wart. Repeat three times a day until the wart disappears.
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