Onions have been used in folk medicine for the relief of coughs, colds and catarrh, especially asthma, but more recently some of their curative properties have been attributed to a compound called allyl propyl disulphide, which is thought to have a similar effect to insulin in balancing blood sugar levels.

This does not mean that the onion can be used as a substitute for insulin therapy; but it may be of help to those who suffer from hypoglycaemia.

Onions are also rich in antioxidant Quercetin, which has the ability to assist the body in fighting against free radicals.

Here are some of the Medicinal Health Benefits that Onion has:
1. Burns

In case of injury cause by burn, slice an onion and immediately apply one-half on the burn with the cut side down.

2. Clogged Ears

Remove the soft core of the onion with the use of cloth and put it at the entrance of your ear canal, but do not push it too far inside.

Leave the piece during the entire night; it will soften the wax accumulation and it will make it easier for you to get rid of it.

3. Detoxification

Consume raw onion in order to accelerate the process of ejecting toxins out of body.

4. High body temperature

Put onions slices in your socks when you are suffering from high body temperature – proven folk remedy.

5. Insect Stings

In a case of a bee bite, first you should try to remove the stinger first.

When you have it removed, crush a piece of onion, and apply it to the affected area. Both of the pain and swelling will be removed.

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