8 Things to do With Onions


Onions aren’t made only for cooking!

1. Make natural dyes. You can dye natural cloth or eggs with onions. Visit here to learn how to make marbled easter eggs using onion peels.

2. Mosquitoes hate onions! Keep an onion plant on your windowsill or eat a lot of onions to keep these bloodsuckers from terrorizing you and the family.

3. Sooth Athlete’s Foot. Rub a small amount of the onion juice onto the affected area, your foot will stink but will heal faster.

4. Faint preventer. You know about fainting salts, how about fainting onions? If someone feels faint pull out an onion, chop it and put it under their nose. They should feel better in no time!

5. Brass polish. If you have dirty old brass, boil some onions in a couple inches of water for a couple of hours. Use this water to polish the brass, it should clean it right up!

6. Wart remover. Get an onion, dip it in salt, then rub the wart with the salty onion. You may need to apply this more than once. This method even removes those stubborn warts.

7. Sting soother. If you get stung by a bee or bit by a mosquito, take an onion, cut it in half and rub it onto the sting. This should take the pain or itch away quickly.

8. Onion syrup for problems with the ear, nose or throat….or the common cold. (I know a lot of you could use this recipe right now!) Honey draws out the intercellular fluid of the onion, including a sulfur compound, which is antiviral and antibacterial! :)

To prepare the onion and honey syrup:

1. Chop an onion into cubes.

2. Add three full tablespoons of honey.

3. Leave the mixture overnight.

4. In the morning, filter out the onion cubes and retain the fluid.

*Ingest a full tablespoon every two hours.

13 Comments

  • January 15, 2010 - 2:07 pm | Permalink

    My Great-Grandmother ate a raw onion every day of her life, I was told by my mother once. Funny to say that my brother absolutely LOVES to eat onions! I say maybe it is genetic! I didnt know about the wart remover, but I had heard about the others! Thanks for sharing!

    Kayla Christine

  • Dawn
    March 5, 2009 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Yours is fantastic!! I will be back often…
    Peace,
    Dawn :)

  • Joy
    March 5, 2009 - 7:23 am | Permalink

    I did not know some of these. Thanks for the tips!

  • Leanne
    March 5, 2009 - 6:05 am | Permalink

    Ah! You my dear are an onion goddess!

  • Cheryl
    March 5, 2009 - 5:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks Lisa, I love all of the good tips here, and I appreciate the onion recipe from yesterday!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  • Dawn
    March 4, 2009 - 9:43 pm | Permalink

    How interesting! This is good stuff to know.

  • Crunchy Christian Mom
    March 4, 2009 - 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant! Especially the honey onion syrup, I definitely have to try that one.

  • Anet
    March 4, 2009 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Handy onions! I’m checking out the link for marbled Easter Eggs!

  • dongdong
    March 4, 2009 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t know that. Learned lots of good info here. Thanks!

  • Artistmama
    March 4, 2009 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Good tips!
    B

  • Erin
    March 4, 2009 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Great info! I always loved onions but learned a bunch of new stuff from your post.
    Peace.

  • Such Lovely Freckles
    March 4, 2009 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    My mom would put lightly cooked onions directly on my ear. She’d fill it into a little fabric bag. It always seemed to help.

  • jumbleberryjam
    March 4, 2009 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    Wow! I had no idea. I’m especially in need of the mosquito repellent (I’m a mozzie magnet). Fun stuff!

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