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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s