Woman Rubs A Raw Onion On The Back Of Her Hand. Here Is The Surprising Effect
Alleviating ailments using ingredients you have in your home is a great way to save money and promote natural healing. One item you probably have stocked in your cupboards—but may not have thought to use for fighting colds, earaches and itchiness—is none other than the onion. The onion contains a flavonoid (a pigment) called quercetin, which is a superpowered antioxidant, according to Positive Med.
Next time you slice up an onion to flavor your dinner dish, consider keeping a bit aside to aid in treating a few of these ailments:
Soothe Burns/Prevent Scarring
If you accidentally burn your finger while cooking dinner, the natural pain reliever you need may be right at your fingertips. An onion might help ease the sting. Onions also have antiseptic properties that can help prevent your skin from becoming infected and promote quick healing. Try applying onion juice a few times per day for several weeks to see the reduction of scarring, too, Fawesome TV suggests.
Ditch the Itch
Itchy bug bites are a major pain! With springtime in the air, mosquitoes are likely knocking at your door. Ditch the itches by rubbing a sliced onion on the sides of the bite. Relief from itchiness is thanks to the onion’s sulfur content, according to The Best Years in Life.