With the peel onions can make medicinal teas, essences, tonics, ointment and oils that help in the treatment of various diseases.
In folk medicine, peel onion from ancient times was used as an excellent tool of prevention. The next time you peel the onion, do not throw the peel. This applies only to healthy, clean and shiny peel onions. Studies have shown that peel onion contains a wide range of biologically active substances. Is an excellent source of vitamin C and also contains vitamins A, E, Group B. In addition, the peel onion contains iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, zinc, and sodium, as well as flavonoids (especially quercetin).
When to use peel onion ?
Peel onion may help in the treatment of many health disorders, and among other things, recommended to patients suffering from atherosclerosis, one of the most widespread diseases of today. Of great assistance could be in the case of allergies, asthma, and in preventing the flu, because it strengthens the immune system. Inhalation tea of peel onions is applied in the treatment of colds and cough and facilitating breathing. Also, helps in the case of skin diseases, kidney and urinary tract, diseases of the mouth – stomatitis. Peel onion encourages discharge of excess sodium from the body, therefore it is recommended especially with cardiac patients. These drinks also relieves pain in the legs and fatigue. Peel onion strengthens hair and improves hair structure, and the water in which the onion is cooked can be used for washing, but also for natural hair coloring.
Coating against bronchitis
A large quantity of onion peel pour with 2 dl of boiling water, cover and leave to stand for one hour, then strain it. Soak a gauze pad or cotton cloth and lean on the breast, hold for 20 minutes. Repeat three times a day. This coating is recommended for people suffering from acute bronchitis and shortness of breath.
For the treatment of atherosclerosis
Fill a glass jar of crushed onion and pour with 70 – percentage alcohol. Close and leave for a week in a warm place. Then strain it, pour into glass bottles and kept in a dark and cool place. Take three times a day, half an hour before meals, with 20 drops mixed with a tablespoon of olive oil. This helps in the treatment of athlete’s foot.
Diseases of the oral cavity
In the case of periodontitis and stomatitis, mouth rinse twice daily with diluted tea made from the peel onion, for a period of 10 days. Pour 3 tablespoons of chopped peel onions in 5 dl of boiling water and leave to stand for one hour, then strain it.
Bath for treatment of hemorrhoids
Pour 4 tablespoons peel onions in 2 l of milk. Heat to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from stove and allow to cool. Then pour into a large basin and sit in it for 10 minutes. Repeat for a period of one week.
Ointment for the treatment of skin diseases
Ointment of peel onion is an excellent natural remedy for warts, dermatitis, skin ulcers, fungal infections of the nails, as well as for wounds and blisters. Prepared by the finely chopped peel onions poured into heated lard or vaseline (in the ratio 2:3). Allow to stand overnight, and in the morning warm up, strain and pour into glass jars to keep in the fridge. Smear painful areas every day, morning and evening.
Peel onion is an excellent tool for hair care (accelerates its growth and makes it shiny). To prepare the infusion, is needed in non-metal container to pour peel onion with hot boiled water in the ratio 1:2, cover and leave to stand for 10 hours. Then strain it and use to rinse hair for two – three weeks. If you want to prevent hair loss, into infusion add one tablespoon of nettle. In the case of dandruff, mix the peel onion and vegetable oil. Applied as a shampoo and hold for 20 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo.