Natural remedies are the best when it comes to solving your physical woes. You don’t need some manufactured, synthetic medication you cannot pronounce but you do need Mother Nature and she has got you covered. Onions are a wonder-vegetable and you probably never gave them any mind other than cursing then at dinner prep when they punch you in the feels. As you will see from this list, onions do wonders for your health, even when you apply them topically. Check out this list of onion health hacks and watch yourself get better faster than you can say “whats that smell?”.
1. Cough No More
Onions make for a highly effective cough syrup (though you’re breath probably won’t be the greatest). Coughing? “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
2. Too Cool For A Fever
This is great if you have kids! A cold bath is a pretty traumatizing way to bring down a fever, especially for babies. A better way to get that temperature down is to put onion slices in their socks. After they’re in bed with their newest organic footwear, put a cloth soaked in apple-cider vinegar on their forehead and explain to your SO that this is not a voodoo ritual. The fever should be gone in no time.
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3. Got A Cold? Not For Long!
Onions are smelly and make you cry but they have a great side too. This amazing vegetable cures colds and in the most natural way possible. Boil an union in tea or literally eat an onion raw and watch yourself get better in a few hours.
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4. Onions Do Wonders For Earaches And More
Any one who’s ever had an earache knows the struggle of wanting to jump out of your own head. For people who have frequent earaches, this can be a pretty debilitating problem. The simplest solution to this problem is to take the innermost part of the onion, known as the ‘heart’. Onions have such incredible anti-inflammatory properties, they will significantly decrease the pain of the earache and soften the wax in your ear for easier removal. Do this before bed and feel worlds better in the morning.
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5. Cry It Out
We all know onions make you tear up. The more you chop, chop, chop, the deeper the rivers you will cry. In the event that a foreign object finds it’s way onto your eyeball, simply cut up some onion (do not put any part of the onion or your onion-y fingers in your eyes, duh)
6. Skin To Skin: Touched By An Onion
If you have a cut, big or small, don’t bother with the polysporin. Go to the fridge and peel some onion skins like this guy, clean the wound and seal it with the onion skin. It stops bleeding quickly and helps the healing process.
7. Onions Can Reduce The Appearance Of Surgical Scars
This wonder-bulb is amazing at helping even the deepest wounds heal and heal properly. Surgical scars can heal without drugs with the help of onions which also help minimize scarring and darkening of the scar in people who have darker complexions.
8. Infection Power Paste!
No matter the problem, onions have a solution. This onion paste draws out infection so you can get back to doing your thing.
1 . Boil milk and pour it onto a thick slice of white bread
2. Grate an onion on top of the bread
3. Mash it into paste
4. Clean the infected area and apply the onion, milk, bread paste
5.Put the paste on the boo-boo
6. Sit still to allow the paste to harden and pull the infection out of your bod.
Make sure you do not disturb the paste as it will need 2-2.5 hours to draw out the infection to it’s saturation point. At that point, rewash the area and repeat the process
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9. Burns Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Thang
Burns are a nasty thing and can leave scars…but onions. Apply an onion slice to the wound immediately and leave it there for 2 minutes. Then, glaze the area with egg whites to create a barrier and wrap the area in gauze. The burn will heal right away and you won’t be able to tell anything happened! No scars!
10. Bees N’ Bites
Onions are a good vegetable to have around the house in the summer (your kids may want another veggie on the couch with them) because even bee stings and bug bites have no hope with them around. If stung, brush off the singer as quickly as possible and apply a chopped white onion to the area. This reduces swelling, draws out venom and speeds healing.