Herb of the Day: Onion

Onion is grown world wide and used as a vegetable. It is used for a wide variety of health concerns. In medieval Europe it was hung on doors to ward off the plague. Native Americans used it for colds and stings. Warm onion juice is dropped in the ear for earache, or bake an onion for a poultice to drain pus from sores. Onion has been used to stimulate hair growth. It has even been reported to be an aphrodisiac.

Uses:Diuretic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, circulation, colds, flu, cough, angina, arteriosclerosis, heart attack, analgesic, expectorant, anti-rheumatic, Oral infection, tooth decay

Mineral and vitamin content:Calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K


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