Thursday, December 3, 2009

Onions





Onion

Scientific name: Allium cepa

Description:  This is the common kitchen onion we know.

Medicinal properties and Health benefits:

Effective against conditions such as the common cold, cough, sore throat, gastroenteritis, high blood pressure and are used to heal blisters and boils. They are also believed to contain chemical compounds that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and cancer-fighting abilities such as quercetin, phenols and flavonoids found to reduce the risk of head and neck cancers as well as liver and colon cancers.

Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C

Parts Used: Fresh Bulbs

Indication and Directions for use:

1. Bee Stings – apply raw onion on the affected area.

2. Cough and Sore Throat
Blend onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Drink it 3 to 4 times a day.

3. High Blood Pressure
Blend onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Drink it 3 to 4 times a day.

4. Gastroenteritis
Get 1 onion and chop it finely.  Place it in 1 cup of water for 24 hours.  You may place it inside the refrigerator if you want to drink it cold. Strain before drinking. One-half of the preparation will do the trick. 

5. UTI
Make a decoction by boiling 2 cups of water with a medium-sized onion. Boil until 1 cup remains. Take it 4x a day. 

6. Blisters and boils - Swab the wound with sufficient amount of onion juice.


THOUGH THE CONTENT OF THIS BLOG HAD BEEN TRIED and TESTED AND HAD BEEN USED AS FOLK/HERBAL MEDICINE IT IS STILL BEST TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.