Sunday, July 10, 2011

Onion - Other Uses

Onions, as every one knows, are used in many recipes. But they also have other purported health uses, some of which I have listed here;
Please note that there are some varieties of Onions, such as Scallions which have much higher levels of potency and thus higher levels of healing capabilities. Here are some of their other  healthful uses;
  • Anti-Cancer- Onions are high in Anti-Oxidants, and Flavonoids, and provide the benefits subscribed to them in reducing the chances of developing cancers.
  • Bronchitis- Mix 1-tsp of honey with 1-tsp onion juice, for a liquid used to treat Bronchitis, Influenza and colds, and improve your overall health.
  • Cholesterol- Eating Onions helps lower your bad Cholesterol and helps reduce heart disease.
  • Decongestant- Onion is a natural decongestant as it helps with sinus drainage.
  • Indigestion- Onion helps resolve indigestion.
  • Intestinal Disorders- Eating Onions increases the contraction and expansion of the intestines, thus helping remove old stool and gas.
  • Jaundice- Eating onion in the morning and at bedtime, helps in the treatment of Jaundice.
  • Sore Throat- Eating an Onion helps cure a sore throat.
  • Tooth Decay- Eating raw onion helps reduce tooth decay.
  • Wart Remover- Rub a Wart with a raw onion dipped in salt. Repeat several time and the Wart will disappear.

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