Magical Onion: Miraculous Things You Didn't Know Onions Could Do!

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Onions are a natural cure for many health problems. It is the best remedy for severe vomiting and as a general antibiotic that can boost your immune system.

The onion is from the allium family and is rich in sulfur providing the onion with its antibiotic and antiseptic properties. Onion is also extremely high in antioxidant quercetin which helps the body to fight free radicals.

Natural Cures

Respiratory conditions respond well to onion juice as it is a great expectorant. Onions are good for cholesterol levels, heart, arthritis, a great antioxidant, and good for diabetes due to its flavonoid and sulfur compounds. Onions have been used as a standard treatment for thousands of years.

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Interesting Ways To Use An Onion

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Breakup chest congestion: Crush an onion within coconut oil. Coat the chest with onion paste and cover the chest with a dish towel then a shirt.

Burns: Apply onion juice on minor burns or scalds to prevent pain, blisters and scars.

Colic: Cherokee Indian recipe for colic babies: Boil a small amount of diced yellow onion in water. Let the onion cool in the water then drain. Feed a teaspoon of the onion tea to the baby every hour until the baby appears to have some relief.

Ear pain/infection: Chop onion and put them into a thin clean cloth and tie it up. Place the flattened onion bundle over the troubled ear and cover the head-ear-bundle to hold the bundle in place. Remove when pain is gone.

Cuts: The transparent film of the onion skin will stop moderate bleeding immediately. It also acts as an antiseptic for the wound.

Cough: Peel a large onion and slice in half. Cover the face of each onion with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cover the onions for one hour. The sugar/onion relish should be taken twice a day to help with the cough.

Fever: Slice an onion into thin slices. Rub the bottom of the feet with coconut oil. Put a thin slice into the arch of each foot and wrap with cling wrap. Cover the onion/feet with sock over night to allow the onion to draw out toxins and the illness from the body.

Insect sting: Cut an onion and place the cut side on an insect sting to soothe and draw out the sting and poison.

Cleanse the air: Place slices of onion on plates throughout your house to purify the air of viruses and bacteria.

Promote hair growth: Rub red onion juice into your scalp. Leave for 20-30 minutes then rinse. Repeat every week till you see result.

Fade out scars: Apply onion juice onto scars several times a day. Result may take a few weeks but the scars will eventually fade out.

Vomiting: Grate 1 white or yellow onion. Press the onion juice from the onion wrapped in a cheesecloth. Brew a strong cup of peppermint tea and let it cool. Drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait 5 minutes. Drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait 5 minutes. Repeat both the onion juice and peppermint tea until the symptoms subside. Vomiting should stop immediately and the nausea should go away within 15 minutes.

Other Neat Onion Uses:

  • Rub a cut onion on your skin to repel bugs
  • Onion juice repels moths
  • Boiled and cooled onion juice sprayed onto plants repels pests
  • Rub an onion slice into the face of an iron to prevent rusting
  • Polish copper and glassware with an onion slice
  • Rub a cut onion on you to prevent freckling

The Native Americans have used onion to treat colds and flu for centuries. Even the World Health Organization has recognized the ability of onion to relieve coughs, congestion, bronchitis and respiratory infections.

As you can see, onion cures have been around for centuries and is a trusted, proven treatment for many ailments.

In the spirit of good health, give one of these natural onion remedies a try next time you are feeling a little under the weather.

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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  1. Marilyn Brandon

    I was diagnosed with a upper respiratory infection and since I’ve been using the onion juice I feel much better. However, this remedy will take some time for my lungs to heal

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