Natural Onion Health Benefits and Home Cures

Last Modified on Feb 04, 2014

In addition to being our best home remedy to relieve severe vomiting, onions are revered as a natural cure for a wide variety of disorders and as a general antibiotic that can back up the body's own immune system.

The onion, like all members of the allium family, is rich in sulfur. That sulfur content can lend the onion antibiotic and antiseptic qualities that are often put to good use by the naturopath or home remedy practitioner for both internal and external use. For centuries, onions have been touted as the one thing that might be able to kill a flu infection, and many families have passed that remedy through the generations!

Natural Cures: In particular, onions are recommended for respiratory conditions, including coughs and colds. Taken raw it can be a good expectorant. Onion juice mixed equally with honey is a popular cough syrup. Their flavonoids and sulfur compounds make onions beneficial for the heart, cholesterol levels, diabetes, arthritis, and generally as an antioxidant.

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Best Remedy to Stop Throwing Up

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"Our friend Gail from Santa Monica, CA gave us this recipe a few years ago. It's an old Yogi remedy that will stop severe vomiting within minutes.

Recipe:

1. Prepare peppermint tea and allow to cool.

2. Grate an onion and squeeze the pulp through a cheese cloth (if desperate, just use a paper towel). Make 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Onion Juice.

3. Hold your nose and swallow the onion juice.

4. Follow with just 1 Tablespoon of peppermint tea. Wait ten minutes. Take another Tablespoon of peppermint tea. Wait 15 minutes.

This remedy should stop vomiting within 15 minutes, according to Gail. The peppermint tea helps to rehydrate you."

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[YEA]  01/03/2012: Joy from Regina, Sk, Canada replies: "WOW, does that remedy ever work. I wasn't throwing up but I had the chills and was constantly running to the bathroom thinking that I would be sick. Within half hour of this remedy, I quit sweating and my stomach is better! THANKS!"

Body Odor Side Effect

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[YEA]  07/04/2006: Janet from NYC: "I think onions are without a doubt the main cause of bad underarm body odor. I made this discovery years ago when working in an office. Every few days, the receptionist would start reeking by mid-day. It was so bad you didn't want to stand anywhere near her. I decided I had to say something (no one dared too). She was completely mortified, but identified the onions on hamburgers that she ate as the culprit. She stopped eating onions and never had a problem again. I also start to reek if I eat onions 2 days in a row. I think this is the issue for people with bad BO... get rid of the onions!"

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03/25/2005: Ted replies: "When you have putrid underarm odors it is caused by other conditions, and onions just make the smell worse. The body's ability to oxygenate the body is severely depressed. Try alkalizing the body with sodium bicarbonate and take magnesium chloride as a supplements. Usually people with putrid odor is a sign of magnesium and zinc deficiency and onions sometimes get the bad rap. Also eating fried foods and vegetable oils also leads to putrid odors as well. Hydrogen peroxide therapy and silver colloids do help a lot with the putrid odors."
04/12/2012: Karen from Dubuque, Iowa replies: "One of the reasons the body odor is there is because onions help eliminate the toxins in your body. It may not necessarily be the onions that are making you smell or your friend's odor stand out but that of the toxins."
08/29/2012: Mike from Losangels, Celifornia, Usa replies: "In addition to being our best home remedy to relieve severe vomiting, onions are revered as a natural cure for a wide variety of disorders and as a general antibiotic that can back up the body's own immune system. Natural Cures: In particular, onions are recommended for respiratory conditions, including coughs and colds. Taken raw it can be a good expectorant. Onion juice mixed equally with honey is a popular cough syrup. Their flavonoids and sulfur compounds make onions beneficial for the heart, cholesterol levels, diabetes, arthritis, and generally as an antioxidant. so Onion Cures is best for our body."

Bronchitis

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[YEA]  11/15/2005: Sharon from Victoria, Australia: "I have stumbled across a remedy for coughs and bronchitis. slice an onion and place in bowl layer with pure honey, leave sit for an hour or so, this will yield a syrup. Have a teaspoon every 15 minutes until coughing chest soreness subsides."

Cancer

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[YEA]  04/23/2009: Gabriela from Pahoa, HI: "Onion Juice for Cancer:

"Onion Juice Therapy for Cancer is a concentrated method for absorbing as much of the beneficial elements from onions as possible, specifically for the treatment of various forms of cancer. While supported by widely recognized scholars in the Sufi tradition and practiced for centuries contemporary scientific evidence is limited outside of new studies that have proven certain varieties of onions to be much more effective than others in fighting cancer. These studies are spawning new interest in how to increase the consumption of onions in your diet and how best to administer onions in fighting cancer. The medicinal use of juices is common in {juice fasting} which is recommended for a wide variety of illnesses."

Source: http://curezone.org/forums/fmp.asp?i=1371688"

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01/07/2012: Solomon from Whitefield, Bury, England replies: "An Excerpt from Prophetic Medicines: "Last year I was in New York, and brought to me was this lady with a tumour in her head; she had a child.

I told her to drink onion juice. I also read surat al-fatiha (the first chapter of the Qur'an) 7 times onto some water on behalf of Shaykh Nazim and God, telling her to drink it.

A week later she had an x-ray at the hospital and the tumour was gone. It's not because I read (the surah on behalf of Shaykh Nazim and God) or the onion juice, it's because she believed that it could happen. She believed in God and his Prophet (SAW).

A year later I saw her again, and she had been cancer free for the whole time with no operation and no chemotherapy.

My recommendation for people with this problem is to take onion juice and to read surat al-fatiha seven times on water, or coffee for example, and drink it. They could alternatively read fatiha seven times and blow on themselves. If they are not able, someone else can read fatiha for them.""

Colds

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[YEA]  01/23/2013: Sb from Sc Mtns, Ca: "I used to get colds/flu, brochitis, ammonia etc.. ALL the time- every year like clockwork.. A turning point in my life was when RAW onions became a fav. EXTRA onions on everything, everyday- I eat alot of onions. I never get sick anymore... In fact right now, everyone I know is dropping like flies with the flu/cold and I just ate a sandwhich with half an onion on it- feeling GREAT;)"

[YEA]  02/01/2008: Gabriela from Pahoa, USA: "When I had a cold or the flu in the past, my body could never get rid of it. I always got bronchitis and always had to take anti-biotics to finally stop it all. One day I said to myself with TOTAL determination: I will not allow to get a cold again, because my body can't fight it. Since then I have had only one cold (in 10 years). That one I cured with the juice of one large organic onion per day(made in the Champion juicer) and mixed with fresh orange juice. I had to drink this for 2 days only and was fine again. I regard onion juice as a natural anti-biotic."

Colic

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[YEA]  11/20/2007: Tricia from Cambridge, Massachusetts: "I tried out the yellow onion remedy for colic. It works, I recommend this remedy to anyone with a baby suffering from colic."

[YEA]  02/08/2007: Sandy from Walnut Creek, CA: "Boil a small amount of yellow onions in water. Cool and strain. A sort of onion tea. Feed to colicy infant. Cherokee Indian recipe"

Coughs

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[YEA]  01/06/2010: Asmaa from Kuwait: "Cough

i tried this recipe from a friend's mom and it worked wonders. Peel Red Onions and make thick slices (may be say 3 or 4). Keep the slice in a bowl and put 1 tbsp sugar, then put another slice and again put 1 tbsp sugar, repeat the process until all slices are covered with sugar. Do this in the night and keep it until morning. In the morning there will be some juice in the bowl. Squeeze the onion with your hands to extract some more juice and drink it. Do it for 3 days. i got relief immediately after the first try."

[YEA]  12/29/2007: Wendy from Sylmar, CA: "Slice up a brown or yellow onion and place it in a breathable bag such as a linen bag. Put it is bed near the face of the sufferer and it will stop the coughing within minutes. If the sufferer is awake, tie the bag around the neck and lie down on the couch with eyes closed. I thank God for the wonderful herbs He gives us to help our sicknesses!"

[YEA]  01/22/2006: Seema from UK: "peel one large onion and cut in in half, put a half a tablespoon of brown sugar on to each half of the onion, and cover it, let it stand for an hour. The syrup relish should be taken at least twice a day. It works wonders."

[YEA]  11/15/2005: Sharon from Victoria, Australia: "I have stumbled across a remedy for coughs and bronchitis. slice an onion and place in bowl layer with pure honey, leave sit for an hour or so, this will yield a syrup. Have a teaspoon every 15 minutes until coughing chest soreness subsides."

Coughs and Congestion

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[YEA]  05/02/2009: Willowone from Athens, GA: "Onions for cough and congestion: My first child was colicky and had several colds with congestion. The doctors gave him antibiotics that did not seem to help. I felt like the cold went away on its own. My grandmother told me about the onions. My second and third children never had to take antibiotics. I would take a onion or part of onion about the size of a golf ball and grate up in a bowl.Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Cover and put in the fridge for 45 minutes. The sugar draws the syrup out of the onion. I would then take a dropper full and give to the child. It does not taste bad (try it yourself). It clears their chests and helps them sleep. I never had a problem with using it. Now when I feel like I am getting a cold I always eat more raw onions."

Cuts

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[YEA]  07/17/2010: Leriejane from Seattle, Wa, Usa : "If you have a cut, putting a piece of onion skin, the transparent film, onto it will stop it from bleeding immediately. I got this tip from a magazine and tried it when I cut myself chopping vegetables. The onion instantly stopped the bleeding. The cut was no longer than 1 inch, and not seriously deep, just enough to gross one out."

Ear Ache

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[YEA]  03/29/2008: Dee from Brooks, Alberta Canada: "Since I was a child my mother would put the heart of the onion in our ear and sleep with it in, by morning your ear will be find, also works on wax build up"


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