Cut A Whole Onion Into 4 Pieces and Place It In Your Home. The Reason? Brilliant!
We are all familiar with the medicinal properties of onions and the science is still trying to figure out what makes its chemical compounds so helpful for the overall health.
This idea is basically thousands of years old. Both ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine appreciated onions for their potent therapeutic and congestion-relieving properties. Even the World Health Organization has recognized onions` ability to relieve flu symptoms, including respiratory infections, bronchitis, congestion, and coughs.
In addition to this, some alternative health practitioners suggest placing sliced onions beside the bed or around the house in order to prevent getting flu. Namely, raw onions absorb germs in the air and thus prevent their entrance into the body.
Why Are Onions So Beneficial?
Onions are abundant in sulfuric compounds, including sulfoxides, thiosulfinates, and other odorous cysteine sulfoxides. These compounds are responsible for onions` pungent flavor and it is them that make you cry when slicing the onions. It has been scientifically shown that thiosulfinates in onions are responsible for their potent and beneficial properties.
Sulfuric compounds have a key role in prevent cancer and heart diseases as well as in boosting immunity for preventing general disease.
Finally, onions are high in quercetin, an antioxidant which helps the body combat free radicals and improve the immune response.
Additional Onion Remedy
Cut a piece of onion and put it onto the bottom of your feet. Cover with a sock before bedtime and let it work overnight. Remove them the next day.
Do this every night in case you notice any flu symptoms.