People have been using onions as a natural medicine for the relief of issues like colds, catarrh, asthma, and coughs.
According to the scientists, onions are so effective because they contain a compound that is called allyl propyl disulfide, which has the same effects as insulin in terms of balancing the levels of blood sugar. But please be advised that this does not mean that onion can be used as a substitute for insulin therapy, but at least it can help individuals that are suffering from hypoglycemia.
Onions are also packed with an antioxidant called Quercetin, which can assist the human body in the fight against the free radicals.
Onions can offer the following health benefits:
- They are great against burns
In cases of injury that has been caused by burning, you can slice an onion and then apply half of it to the burnt area. Apply the onion with the cut side down.
- Clogged ears
In order to clean your ears, you can remove the soft core of the onion with the help of a cloth, and then put the cloth at the entrance of your ear canal. Be careful not to push it too far inside of your ear.
Leave the cloth or the cotton during the night, and it will soften the accumulation of wax, which will make the cleaning process much easier.
You can consume raw onions in order to accelerate the process of detoxification, which will eject all the toxins from your body.
- High body temperature
If you are suffering from high body temperature, you can slice an onion, and then put the slices in your socks. Leave the socks overnight, and in the morning you will notice that the body temperature is back to normal. This is a proven folk remedy.
- Insect bites
In case of bee bites, the first thing that you need to do is to try and remove the sting. After removing it, you can take a piece of onion, crush it and then apply it to the affected area. After a short time, it will remove both the pain and the swelling.