4 amazing health benefits of onions and how you can use them
Onion is a popular food widely used as a seasoning in foods, but many are unaware of the other benefits that they offer.
Onion is good at preventing and combating various diseases because it boosts our immune system. Because it contains quercetin, saponin, allicin and anthocyanin, it can fight colds, infections, the flu, asthma, allergies, bad cholesterol, hypertension and aging.
Below are some tips to help you get the most out of all the health benefits of onions.
It helps with coughing
Peel an onion and cut it into large slices. Lay the slices in layers in a glass jar with a lid and throw brown sugar on top. Close the lid and let it sit for six hours and you’ll have a natural syrup. Make a new batch every two days.
It serves as a decongestant
Mix a crushed onion with a little extra virgin coconut oil until it forms a paste. Apply it to your chest, put a towel on top and wear a shirt. Stay like this until you feel warm. Then, when you do, remove the towel and rinse your chest.
It can help break a fever
Slice an onion in half and put one of the half in one sock and the other in the other sock. Wear the sock and make sure that the onions are touching the sole of your feet. Your temperature will drop quickly.
It soothes insect bites
If you are bitten by a wasp or bee, just cut a little onion and press it against the affected part, the onions will help reduce the swelling of the bite.