Medicinal Benefits of Onions

Quercetin is a flavonoid contained in onions, which is a powerful natural antioxidant, its a natural antihistamine as well as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Onions also contain sulphur hence the pong which is excellent for the skin and can be used as acne remedies as well as remedies for removing warts.

The flavonoid contained in onions is also beneficial in lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure and is said to help clean the blood and protect us against toxic build up.

Onions are also known as an aphrodisiac and another hidden benefit of eating this root vegetable is that it improves your sex life.

 It improves sperm count: The antioxidants present in onions help to improve a man’s sperm count naturally.

It improves stamina: A weak immune system can make you sluggish and fatigued and slow in the bed. But eating onions can help you overcome the problem.

It helps in better circulation: Onions are also a good source of sulphides which helps to control fluctuating cholesterol levels and treat high blood pressure. This improves cardiovascular health, boosts circulation sending blood to every extremity including your genitals and improving the sex drive.

 It elevates testosterone levels: Fresh onion juice raises testosterone levels. Apart from this, it also boosts the health of the sexual organs in both men and women to help keep the spark alive.

Removing a Foreign Object from the Eye

Chop a raw onion quickly. Don't turn your face away from the onion, then let your naturally produced tears do the rest

Athlete's Foot

Grate a raw onion, strain the juice and then rub this juice into the affected area to reduce any itching.   This can be done morning, noon and at night.

Quercetin found in onions is a natural anti-inflammatory giving relief to the itching and it also destroys and inhibits various bacteria and fungi because of its anti-bacterial action.

Bee Stings

Remove the bee sting by scraping it off the puncture site, never pull it out as you will merely be squeezing the venom into the body.

Crush a raw white onion and apply to the stung place. The infected area should not even swell.

Quercetin found in onions is a natural anti-histamine and will relieve the allergic side effects of a bee sting. It is also an anti-inflammatory and will give relief to any discomfort in the area around the sting.

White onions contain small quantities of quercetin, so rather stick to red and yellow onions if its quercetin you are after.

Infected Sores/Boils

Heat up some milk and pour onto a thick slice of bread, grate an onion and mix with the milk and bread, mix into a paste and place on the infected sore or boil. This poultice will draw the pus from the sore, and the boil will pop!

The onion has very good absorption qualities, which will help draw the bad stuff from the sore or boil, and the anti-inflammatory properties will help with any inflammation of the infected area.


Onions and garlic are a rich source of the antibiotic, antifungal and antitumor compound known as allicin.  When we cut or crush the onions, the acid pours onto the fibre and allicin is the result of that chemical reaction.

So onions do help colds!

Mosquito Bites

Grate a raw onion and rub onto the bite area.

The anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties contained in onions will help localized reaction of the tissue surrounding the bite and relieve any allergic reaction.

Go onions - Go Onions - Go onions!