The onion is one of this things that people often wonder why God made. I mean it smells funny, makes our eyes water, and is just plain odd. What most people don't realize is how amazing the onion really is.
For centuries people have been using the onion to heal various ailments. They contain chemical compounds believed to have anit-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. Scientists use onions when studying cells, since the skin is soft and can absorb easily It is said that if one has a cold or the flu, to peel and cut onions. Then place them next to the bed and around the house.The onion will absorb the germs in the air and draw them out of the sick person. Also, many use onions to treat ear infections. They simply quarter it and place it on the infected ear for 30-60 minutes. Repeat every few hours, or when the ear is in pain. The onion will draw the infection out, healing the infection faster then any modern day antibiotic. Many use the onion to treat digestive issues, and to raise their good cholesterol.
In order to use the onion for it's healing properties, they must be raw. Once cooked the onion loses its ability to absorb. Also, onions should NEVER be stored and kept. If you save a cut onion, it will absorb everything in the air. Making it inedible and toxic.
Next time your or a family member is sick, try an onion! Do you have any other uses for onions? We would love to hear about it!