Onion is a common ingredient in numerous meals worldwide. However, apart from its unique flavor and ability to enrich every single dish, onion has strong medicinal properties that can be of great help in the treatment and prevention of numerous conditions and health issues.
Due to its powerful therapeutic properties, it has been even recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective natural aid in the treatments of respiratory infections, congestion, coughs, and bronchitis.
Furthermore, it is also believed that you can prevent flu if you put onion slices around the house or beside the bed at night. The raw onion successfully absorbs germs from the air, preventing them from entering into your body and causing numerous health issues.
According to scientists, all these amazing properties of onions are due to its powerful components. Namely, it contains sulfuric compounds such as sulfoxides, and thiosulfinates, which cause its strong odor and make us cry when we cut the onion.
Moreover, these potent ingredients also prevent and fight against heart diseases and cancer, and strengthen the immune system and thus prevent numerous diseases.
Furthermore, onions are also high in quercetin, which is a powerful antioxidant that aids in the fight against free radicals. If you wish to increase your intake of onion, or use it as a flu remedy, we suggest one simple, but delicious recipe:
1.Onion Soup Recipe
- 3 large yellow onions
- ¼ cup of chopped oregano
- 4 cups of water
- 3 garlic cloves
- Himalayan salt
Method of preparation
First, put the water over heat and add the oregano. Then, dice the garlic and the onion, and add them to the boiled water. Leave them to simmer for 15 minutes until the onion is soft enough. The soup is ready!
As soon as you eat it, you will begin to sweat.
2. Onion Flu Remedy
Before going to bed, cut the onion into slices and put them on the feet. Then, put on cotton socks and leave the onion thus during the night. In the morning, remove the slices. If your flu symptoms have not been cured completely, repeat this method until they are completely gone.