Nature provides many sources of medicine, some of which are so common that we overlook their value. Onion is one such source of healing and the many benefits of onions for health and beauty are now being understood for the first time. It’s not really surprising – just the odor of frying onions is a clarion call to the hungry!
Origins of Onions – 7,000 years of the benefits of onions
Onions have been been grown and selectively bred in cultivation for at least 7,000 years as a food source. In Bronze Age settlements, traces of onion remains were found alongside date stones and fig remains that date back to 5000 BC. We find evidence of the use of onions in the bible in the Book of Numbers and the workers who built the Egyptian pyramids were fed onions as an integral part of their diet.
Amongst the other benefits of onions, the juice of onions has been used as a moth repellent and can be rubbed on the skin to prevent insect bites. When applied to the scalp,onion juice is said to promote growth of hair. Onion juice has also been used to polish glass and copper!
The article and video below focus on the many health benefits of onions and give fascinating insights to some of its unusual properties. So next time you handle an onion in your kitchen – have a little respect and think for a moment about what a miracle this little vegetable really is!
Benefits of Onions: Natural Healing
Onions may bring tears to your eyes but the momentary pain they cause is easily outweighed by the fact that they can also help fight diseases. The bulbous vegetables are grown all over the globe and used in may different ways. They can be eaten alone, added to dishes to increase the flavor, used to clean barbecue grills, and even placed in ears or socks at night to help heal our bodies. You read that last part correct; onions can help fight colds, fevers, and flu-like symptoms.
Benefits of Onions: Earache
If you ever have a painful earache try this age old self-healing trick. Grab an onion, cut it open, and take out the central-most portion of it. Place the onion heart in the opening of your ear before you go to sleep and when you wake up you should feel much better. The onion will soften any built up ear wax and make it easier to remove. It also works overnight to naturally and effectively decrease any inflammation in the ear that is causing you pain.
Benefits of Onions: For Your Feet
The practice of placing onions on people’s feet can be traced back to ancient Chinese medicine. The Chinese determined that there are thousands of nerve endings on the bottom of feet which act like access points to internal organs and are closely linked with our nervous systems. When a cut onion is placed on the underside of the foot it kills germs and bacteria because onions naturally have strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Phosphoric acid, the stuff that’s responsible for making you cry, enters into the bloodstream and helps purify the blood all over your body. In turn, you become healthier and your improved body is better prepared in terms of its ability to fight off infections and inflammation.
How to use onions for your feet
Here’s how to do it: Take an onion, red or white both work, and cut it into flat slices so they can be easily applied to the bottom of your feet. Pull on a pair of socks over the onions to keep them in place overnight, lay back, sleep, wake up, remove the socks, and discard the onions. It’s that simple. As you dream the onion will seep into and through your skin where it works to purify blood and absorb toxins.
A Cool Video about the benefits of Onions!
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