Onion, like garlic, comes from Allium family. It is rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects. Recent research indicates that onions contain quercitin, a bioflavonoid with antioxidant properties. Sulphur compounds and flavanoids in onion provides a natural antibiotic effect.
1. FIGHT OFF FEVER
Cut up a few thin slices of onion, rub the bottom of your feet with coconut oil, and put a thin slice onto the arch of each foot. Wrap your feet with cling wrap and wear socks overnight to allow the onion to help the body draw out unwanted toxins, pulling out fever.
2. ONION POULTICE TO CLEAR CHEST CONGESTION
Slice 2 peeled onions thinly. Steam for about few minutes, or until soft. Then, spread the onions out in the middle of a clean cotton towel. Fold the towel and tie it off with a string or a rubber band so that none of the onions can leak out. Apply it as warm as possible on the chest/throat area. Leave it on for a while, at least 15 minutes. The onion poultice often quickly induces a productive cough. Allow yourself to cough up as much phlegm as you can.