onions

Onions have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, and anticarcinogenic qualities. Their flavonoids and sulfur compounds make them beneficial for the heart, cholesterol levels, diabetes, arthritis, and generally as an antioxidant.

 – Healing power of onions – Health and beauty benefits of raw onion:

 1. Onion for insect bites and stings

– The sulfur in onions neutralizes the chemicals that cause the itch.

– Slice an onion in half and rub one of the cut sides on the bite.

– The itching should stop immediately.

– Refrigerate the onion in a sealed container to use again if the itching resumes.

– Make a fresh slice before reapplying it.

 2.  Onion for scars

Onions can be a very effective remedy for fighting certain scars, which can be from surgery or just typical (but bothersome) stretch marks.

– Mix three grams of salt with ten grams of dish soap.

– Cut the onion in very small pieces, trying to make them equal in size.

– Add the salt and soap mixture and stir well.

– Put the mixture in a water bath for about fifteen minutes, and then immediately put it in cold water for five minutes, and keep stirring.
– Blend for five seconds and then strain.

– The liquid that remains is onion extract.

– Apply the onion extract on he scarred areas once a day.

   3. Onion for ear infection          

– Slice an onion in half and scoop out the inner layers until only the last 2-3 rings remain.

–  Heat the onion in the oven for about 15 minutes at 300 degrees until it is warm and slightly steaming.

– Wrap the onion in a towel and cup it over the infected ear. Repeat as often as necessary to soothe pain.

  4. Promote hair growth
Follow this hair treatment 2 or 3 times a week for a few months or until you are satisfied with the results.

– Extract the juice of 1 onion.

– Add 1 teaspoon of honey.

– Optionally, add a few drops of an essential oil, such as lavender oil.

– Massage this mixture into your scalp.

– Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on overnight or at least for 1 hour.

– Rinse your hair the next morning, then shampoo as usual.

5. Soothe burns

Do this three to four times a day can.

– Onions have antiseptic properties that can help prevent your skin from becoming infected and promote quick healing.

– A freshly cut onion when topically applied on to a burn wound helps alleviate the sting almost immediately, offering you instant relief from the burning pain.

  –  NOTE:

Pay attention to your skin’s reactions and if you notice it getting red or something similar, you should stop the treatment immediately.

 

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