5 Things You Didn’t Know Onions Could Do

5 Things You Didn’t Know Onions Could Do

Onions have a bold flavor, which is why they are frequently used in the culinary world. Beyond their ability to add depth of flavor to various dishes, they have potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties. The healing properties of onions have been used in the world of alternative medicine and herbal remedies for quite some time.

Some people put onions in their socks at night to improve circulation and naturally detox the internal organs. The compound in onions that makes you cry helps to kill bad bacteria when it enters the bloodstream. Additionally you can put onions on your neck to help improve your thyroid. Respiratory conditions respond particularly well to onion juice, and the flavonoids and sulfur compounds work to remedy arthritis, lower cholesterol levels, and help improve your heart health.

Treatments Using Onions

Great For Cuts

You know that transparent film on the onion skin? Well, you can put that on a cut to stop moderate bleeding. An additional bonus is that this film provides antiseptic properties for the cut.

When You Have A Fever

Thinly slice an onion and rub the slices on the bottoms of your feet with a small amount of coconut oil. Using some gauze and tape, wrap a thin onion slice to the bottom of each foot, put on socks, and allow the onion to work its magic overnight. This helps draw the illness out of the body.

Break Up Congestion

Using a mortar and pestle, mash up some chopped onion with coconut oil. Coat your chest with this onion paste and cover the chest with a dishtowel. Lie down for about 30 minutes with this on and then rinse with warm water and soap (you don’t want to smell like onions).

For External Cysts

Depending on how long you have let the cyst develop without taking action, this remedy will be effective or it will not. Mash up onion, celery, and raw honey with a mortar and pestle. Put a about a teaspoon of this mixture on a piece of gauze and adhere it on the cyst overnight. It works best the longer you have it on. Reapply twice a day if possible until the cyst goes away.


Grate a whole medium yellow or white onion. Put the grated onion in a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and press the juice into a container. Brew a strong cup of peppermint tea (fresh mint is best) and let it cool. Drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait 5 minutes. Then drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait another 5 minutes. Repeat this process until symptoms subside. You should stop vomiting within 15 minutes.