No One Ever Told You Onions Could Do These Miraculous Things

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

onions as medicine

5. Colic

Cure infant colic by boiling 4 (1/4-inch) slices yellow onion in 2 cups of water and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Let it cool and strain. Feed 4 tablespoons twice a day during a colic attack (5). If symptoms persist for more than a day, contact your pediatrician immediately.

6. Cuts

Treat a paper cut by covering it with the transparent film of the onion’s skin. Not only will it stop the bleeding, it’ll even prevent infection.

Household Uses

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In addition to healing common ailments, onions have a number of other uses around the home, particularly due to their antibacterial qualities.

Household uses include:

Bug repellent: Keep bugs away by spraying your clothing with a mixture of equal parts onion juice and water. You can also rub fresh onion slices directly on exposed skin.

Moth solution: Keep a bottle of onion juice in your closet and make a few holes in the lid to keep moths away from your knits.

Air purifier: Slice onions on a plate in your bedroom and living room. The onions will absorb toxins and strong odors. Replace the slices every day or so.

All-purpose cleaner: Clean your cutting boards and counters by combining equal parts water, vinegar, and cooled onion water. Spray the mixture and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and wash as usual.

Tough kitchen cleaner: Remove burnt residue from pots and pans by rubbing the surface with a raw onion and letting it soak in onion juice for an hour.

Scalp magic: Promote hair growth by drenching your hair in onion juice, setting it sit for an hour and washing as usual. Use once a week for best results.

Rust prevention: Rub a sliced onion face-down on your iron pan to prevent rusting.

Dish polish: Polish copper serving ware and glassware with freshly cut onion slices.

Skin care: Cut an onion in half and rub on your skin after a long day in the sun to prevent freckling.

Keep onions on hand at home by storing them in a dark, cool pantry. Store them in paper bags with multiple holes and keep them away from potatoes. They’ll last for up to 3 months!

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