Treating different diseases and conditions with natural ingredients that you already have at home is an excellent way to save money and promote natural healing. For example, onion is one such ingredient. Namely, did you know that this veggie is a great natural remedy for colds, earaches, and itchiness?
As written on Positive Med, this is because onion is rich in flavonoid, a pigment, called quercetin, which is an excellent antioxidant.
Take a look at some of the conditions that can be treated with the help of onions:
- Soothe burns and prevent scarring
If you happen to burn your finger accidentally while in the kitchen, an onion is all you need to ease the sting. Thanks to the antiseptic properties onions possess, they will prevent possible skin infections and encourage quicker healing. You need to apply onion juice on the affected area several times per day for few weeks in order for the reduction to take place, according to Fawesome TV.
- Treat itching
If you are a person who gets bitten by a mosquito or some other insects often and you cannot stand the itching sensation, onion is the right solution for you. Rub one slice of onion on the sides of the bite. As seen on The Best Years in Life, thanks to the sulfur in onion, you will feel immediate relief.
- Treat ear ache
You’ll need to bake one onion at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Then, remove it from the oven and leave it to cool down. Then, cut it in half and juice it. Next, strain out any remaining particles and put several drops in the painful ear. As written in an article by Tech Insider, there is no scientific data to back this up, but there are a lot of positive testimonials from people who have tried it.
- Treat congestion
If you have a stuffy nose, Positive Med advises to chop one onion into a bowl and inhale its vapors.
- Fights colds and flu
Chop one onion in half and put it into a plate next to your bed while you sleep. According to Positive Med, you’ll inhale the vapors and thus alleviate cold and flu symptoms while sleeping.