Of course we love using onions for cooking... but did you know you can use raw onion juice for earaches? They are a magical plant that help SO many ailments.
There are over 500 varieties of onions. They originated in Iran and West Pakistan and most researchers agree that onions have been cultivated for 5000 or more years. The bible mentions the Israelites ate them and they were brought aboard the Mayflower with the Pilgrims. During World War II the Russian soldiers were so taken with onions ability to prevent infection, that they applied onions to battle wounds as an antiseptic. .http://www.herballegacy.com/Wilson_History.html
How Do I Use Them?
Helps aid congestion, earaches, compresses for skin problems such as acne, boils and arthritis. Helps heal pulled or torn muscles. Aids in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and helps cardiovascular. It is a great antiviral and supports the body in fighting bronchitis, asthma, colds, flu’s and sinus problems. It open the lungs and helps breathing, Helpful with allergies and yeast infection.
With all the things that onion supports – it is a great food to add to your food preparation.
Properties of Onion
Part of Plant Used:
Top In Cooking
(Paula) "Our darling grandson was 6 weeks old and was coughing so hard with a bug that he was throwing up. He was too little for cough syrup. We cut an onion up and put it in a small pan with ½ cup of sugar, cooked it for 30 minutes on very low heat. The onion liquefied and the sugar melted into the onion liquid. We strained it and gave him about ¼ of a tsp. His cough settled right down. We gave it to him every time the coughing spasms would start. After a few hours his coughing was only to cough stuff up. It was amazing. When we made this we were tempted to add water – the onion was just in with the sugar and we were afraid it would burn. We put it on medium low and it was amazing how fast the onion turned to liquid. It doesn’t need any water."
Where to get them:
Onions can be bought at the supermarket or farmers market. You can buy in bulk because they store well. You can also dry them. They are easy to grow and we highly recommend to grow your own!
NMM Products With Onion
Fire Cider - Tonic for getting rid of toxins throughout the body. Age old recipe that is very potent but very effective!
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