5 Health problems that onion can cure

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 17, 2015

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Onions adds it's distinct aroma and flavour to food making it more delicious. However onion can also help treat several health problems.
  • 1

    Onion helps remove earwax

    Earwax occurs either due to the glands present in the ear canal or blockage of ear. If you have ear wax you will experience hearing problems, dizziness, ear pain and itching in the ear. Onion is an effective remedy to cure earwax problem as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. All you have to do is take out the core of the onion and place it at the opening of your ear canal. Make sure you do not put it inside your ear. Leaving it overnight will help it to soften the wax. You will be able to remove the wax easily the next morning.

  • 2

    Onion helps dispose of toxins

    Onions are rich sources of sulphur, containing amino acids that can effectively detox your liver. They contain potassium, fiber phytonutrients and flavonoids that can help your body to fight toxic chemicals.

  • 3

    Onion helps soothe burns

    Onions contain sulphur and quercetin that provide relief from pain and aid healing of burns. It can effectively reduce chances of blister formation. Take few slices of onion and apply them on the affected area directly. Repeat this process several times a day to get relief from pain and burns.

  • 4

    Onion helps relieve insect stings

    Onion is also an effective remedy for insect stings. Take an onion and cut it into half. Now, apply it directly apply on the affected area for a few minutes. This will provide quick relief from pain.

  • 5

    Onion helps lower body temperature

    Take an onion and cut it into half. Put it underneath your foot and fold a warm blanket around it. You can also put the slices of raw onion in your socks and wear them to lower down fever. Image Source: Getty

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