Never mind the tears, and the trouble to slice or chop them up, our dishes are incomplete without onions. However, they not just make our food tastier but can also turn out to be magical when it comes to curing burns and insect bites. It comes under the category of those amazing ingredients of dadi ke nuskhe, you see. Check them out below:

1. Burns

Just cut an onion bulb into half and rub it on the burned area. Its juice will not only alleviate the pain but will also prevent scarring and reduce the risk of infection. 

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2. Detox

Onions can absorb bacteria. Therefore, leaving sliced onions around any place can help prevent infections and other air-borne diseases from spreading.

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3. Insect bites

Cut an onion into half and apply it on the bitten area. It will reduce the pain and swelling by drawing out the poison.

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4. Earache

Not only burns and bug bites, you can also cure an earache by placing an onion core in the ear canal overnight. It will soften the wax buildup in your ear and will also reduce the pain.

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5. Fever

If you’re body is fuming with a fever, keep onion slices in your socks while you sleep. It will do wonders for you.

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6. Sore throat

 Onion peels boiled in hot water can soothe your sore throat. This onion tea is all you need when you are suffering from inflammation in your throat.

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7. Splinters

Have an irritating splinter? Just tape a raw piece of onion on it, hold it for about an hour and voila, you are free from that splinter.


8. Skin pigmentation

Use turmeric mixed with onion juice for those dark spots and pigmentation on your face.

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9. Menstrual cramps

Onions can also work as a painkiller. Oh yes, even menstrual cramps. Try consuming raw onions a few days before your menstrual cycle and you will agree.

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10. Wisdom teeth pain

You can relieve your wisdom teeth pain either by chewing a piece or by placing a slice of onion on the sore area. You can also try dabbing its juice on the affected area. 

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11. Intestinal parasites

 Onion juice can also help you fight intestinal parasites like tapeworms and thread worms. The reason for this are the sulphur compounds present in the onions.


12. Hair growth

Yes, you read that right. The sulphur compunds present in the onions not only improve blood circulation but also provide sufficient nourishment, thus making your hair stronger. The anti-bacterial property of onions keeps your scalp infection free.


13. Warts

Just tape a piece of onion, and see the wart area getting better in some days. Don’t forget to change the bandage every day. 

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14. Vomiting

Feeling nauseated? Have two teaspoons of onion juice and then drink a mug of peppermint tea. Repeat this until vomiting stops.

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Onions are also known to have its way with cancer, particularly prostate and stomach. Not just onion but even garlic and leeks, and other vegetables in the family. Need more reasons to buy onions?