Onions may bring tears to your eyes but the momentary pain they cause is easily outweighed by the fact that they can also help fight against diseases. The bulbous vegetables are grown all over the globe and used in may different ways.
They can be eaten alone, added to dishes to increase the flavor, pickled and stored, used to clean barbecue grills, and even placed in socks at night to help heal our bodies. You read that last part correct; onions can help fight colds, fevers, and flu-like symptoms.
Our skin absorbs what we put on it, which makes the surface of our skin important for health. We need to be conscious about the things we apply to our skin. Choosing natural and organic ingredients helps lessen the amount of toxins entering the body. One study proves that substances applied to the skin can permeate into the deeper tissues and pass through the body’s lymphatic system.
A perfect demonstration of this is to try the ‘garlic breath’ test. Simply rub some fresh garlic on the soles of your feet and within 15 minutes, your breath should smell like garlic. This fact proves that what you put on your skin circulates throughout your body. Garlic is known to fight a cold or cough,but what about onions?
Onions can purify blood
Onions are allium vegetables, rich in organosulfur compounds and quercetin. Sulfur is considered a master antioxidant. It recycles other spent antioxidants, creating glutathione. Quercetin is an antioxidant flavonoid found in fruits and veggies, but occurs in considerably high amounts with allium vegetables.
Studies reveal that onions can enhance antioxidant status in the body, protect kidney poisoning, reduce breast cancer risks, lower the risk of prostate cancer, and more. In Chinese medicine, onions help purify blood without needing to ingest it. Benefits can occur when the onion is applied via the neural pathways of the feet.
Onions are known as air purifiers and when applied to skin, they can kill germs and bacteria. In addition, onions contain phosphoric acid (the stuff that makes you cry), which upon entering the bloodstream, purifies the blood and kills bacteria or germs.
Feet are a direct link to the organs of the body
In Chinese medicine, the feet contain meridians, which are connected to the body’s internal organs, and help explain why grounding is important for one’s health. Meridians are electrical pathways to each organ within your body. Did you know that there are 7,000 nerve endings on the soles of your feet?There are more nerve endings per square centimeter in your feet than anywhere else on the body!
One of the cheapest ways you can open up meridians and help purify internal organs is to cut up onions and put them in your socks along the soles of your feet while sleeping. Three simple steps:
- Cut up organic onions of your choice (red, white, or yellow) into slices.
- Put the onion slices in your sock on the underside of each foot.
- Go to bed.