Onions are such a common item you probably give them no thought. Did you know onions are high in flavonoids and antioxidants but especially high in Quercitin? They have been used for healing since ancient times. If you are wanting to lower your cholesterol, high blood pressure and triglycerides this may be your answer. They also help with asthma, blood clots, sinus infections, bronchitis and diabetes.
Looking for help with a sore throat, phlegm, cough, cold, high fever, or just an overall boost to your immune system? Start adding onions to your food especially salads. Eating raw food is always best.
Their benefits go even further. They’re an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti bacterial so they ease joint pain, are great for ear infections, indigestion, act like or are as strong as an antibiotic.
Because onions contain a high sulfur content they also assist the body in detoxing heavy metals.
Keep in mind when onions are cooked they lose a lot of their healing properties so raw is the best. Because onions absorb from the environment they are in, it is never a good idea to store a cut onion. It is better to place the remainder in the home somewhere to absorb toxins. Your refrigerator is loaded with bacteria so you don’t want to put them in there and then eat them.
You may have seen the Chinese pads you can place on the bottom of your feet to detox your body but did you know you can simply place an onion slice on the bottom of your foot inside of your sock and it will do the same thing. It will draw toxins out of the nerve endings in your feet from your major organs.
As a child, my great grandmother would place an onion slice on someones ear with a warm, damp rag over it, if they had an ear ache or ear infection and for respiratory issues she would lay a piece of cheese cloth over their chest, slice up an onion, spread it over the cheese cloth and lay a hot water bottle on top of the onions. Their cold, cough or congestion would be gone in no time.
Some times old ways are the best, the simplest, really effective and cheap.
Happy healing to my High Vibe Healing Tribe.