Herb of the Day:Onion

(Allium cerpa)

The onion is one of the most versatile remedies. Before commercial cold remedies were invented herbalists used a syrup made from the juice of one onion mixed with honey to alleviate congestion. It helps to an calm a persistent cough and expectorate tough phlegm. Many think that it works better than over-the-counter cough medicines, without the side effects, such as drowsiness. it is also great for indigestion.
Better than an apple, an onion a day will keep the cardiologist away. Eating a medium onion a day lowers “bad” cholesterol and raises “good” cholesterol. it also helps in lowering blood pressure and prevention of blood clots. Diets high in onion and other allium vegetables are less likely to suffer from stomach cancer. Some also believe that it helps restore sexual potency.
A poultice made from a roasted onion can be useful for earaches. It is believed that an onion a day will prevent hair loss and that it is a source of natural energy. It has healing properties when applied directly to the skin. Salted it us good for warts. Rubbing the juice between your toes 2 to 3 times can cure athlete’s feet. To fade dark areas and liver spots mix 2 to 3 teaspoons with 1 teaspoon of vinegar.

Aids with:cough, colds, gas, cancer, heart disease, warts, antifungal, antiseptic

Calcium, copper, folate, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E


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