There is no denying the medicinal and healing properties of onion that can be used to treat almost anything, from infection to first-degree burns. We fully expect some of them to surprise you!
4 Powerful Healing Remedies
Onion Can Cure an Earache
An onion’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a powerful defense against earache. The warmth of the onion soothes the pain almost immediately and the vapors from the onion help to fight the infection.
Slice an onion in half and scoop out the inner layers until only the last 2-3 rings remain. Heat the onion in the oven for about 15 minutes at 300 degrees until it is warm and slightly steaming. Wrap it in a towel and cup it over the infected ear. Repeat as often as necessary to soothe pain.
Onions Can Provide Cough Relief
1. Dice one large onion into very small pieces and place into a metal sieve over a large bowl.
2. Use a wooden spoon to macerate the diced onion, allowing the juices to seep into the bowl below.
3. Mix equal parts onion juice and honey in a glass jar with lid. Allow to sit for at least four hours for the honey and juice to fully combine.
Swallow 1 tsp. of this mixture twice daily to alleviate coughing.
Onions Can Sooth Burns
Onions help to soothe scalds and minor burns. A freshly cut onion when topically applied on to a burn wound helps alleviate the sting almost immediately, offering you instant relief from the burning pain.
You can also use onion juice to visibly reduce burn scars. As onions help to inhibit the progress of collagen that causes scar growth, it can play a pivotal role in eliminating burn marks.
Onions Can Remove Eye Irritations
An onion’s ability to remove eye irritants is derived from its ability to make our eyes water when chopped.
If you need to flush out an unwanted bit of dirt, a pesky fly or any other small irritant before it turns your whole eye red…simply chop an onion and let nature takes its course. Make sure you don’t touch your eye after chopping the onion though – that will add to your pain. Wash your hands thoroughly before you do so.
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