Onions are a great addition to various meals, and despite their distinctive flavor, they also offer countless medicinal properties.
They offer potent antiseptic and antibiotic properties, due to the sulfur they contain and are able to fight off free radicals, which fight chronic diseases, such as cancer.
These vegetables strengthen the immune system, regulate blood sugar levels, fight vomiting, lower cholesterol, treat arthritis, and support heart health.
The Native Americans commonly used onions to treat common colds and flu, congestion, coughs, respiratory infections, and bronchitis.
Here are some of the most important health benefits of onions:
Sulfur in onions has strong antibacterial properties that destroy microbes that cause coughs. Just peel an onion, slice it in half, and add a tablespoon of brown sugar over the slices.
Cover them for an hour, and eat twice daily to soothe a cough. Sulfur also detoxifies the body and fights inflammation.
Crush up an onion, add coconut oil, and apply the paste to the chest. Cover with a towel, and the vapors of the onion will loosen the mucus in the chest.
Apply some coconut oil on the bottom of the feet. Then, cut up some thin onion slices, and apply them onto the arch of the feet. Wrap the feet with a plastic foil, put on socks, and leave the onions to draw out sickness, toxins, and bacteria during the night.
Grate the onion, squeeze it using a cheesecloth. You should also brew some peppermint oil, and leave it to cool. Then, drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice, and after 5 minutes, drink 2 teaspoons of the peppermint tea. Repeat until the vomiting is stopped.