Health And Beauty – Healing Power Of Onions!
Onions are a natural miracle with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. They contain flavonoids and sulfur compounds that can treat heart problems and reduce cholesterol while preventing numerous conditions. Here’s what else they can help you with:
- Against insect bites and stings
The sulfur compounds in onions neutralize the chemicals that cause the itch. Slice an onion in half and rub it on the bite and the itching should go away soon. Refrigerate the leftover onion to use it again if needed.
- Onion for scars
Onions are very effective for reducing scars on the body. Mix 3 gr. of salt with 10 gr. of dish soap, then cut an onion in small pieces and add it to the previous mixture. Put this mixture in hot water for 10 minutes, then put it into cold water for 15. In the end, blend the mixture and strain it, and apply the extract on your scars every day.
- Onion for ear infection
Slice an onion in half and scoop out the inside until 2-3 rings remain, then heat it in the oven for 15 minutes. Wrap it in a towel afterwards and cup it over the infected ear. Repeat the procedure until the pain is gone.
- Promotes hair growth
Extract the juice of 1 onion, then add a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Massage the mixture onto your scalp, then cover your head with a shower cap and leave it to work overnight. Rinse your hair as usual in the morning.
- Soothes burns
Onions have powerful antiseptic properties that can prevent infections on the skin and stimulate healing. Cut a fresh onion and apply it on the burnt area for instant relief – repeat the process 3-4 times a day for best results.
Note: pay attention to how your skin reacts – if redness appears, stop the procedure immediately.