The onion, in addition to its multiple health benefits, and its properties to use in many recipes, also has alternative uses that range from being able to treat health problems, repel insects, take care of household utensils, give shine, eliminate rust. about kitchen items, and many more benefits.

Alternative uses of onion for home and personal care

1- Uses of onion as an insect repellent

You can use the onion to repel and ward off insects, in the garden or in the orchard it is a good place where you can apply the onion to prevent the insects from trying to attack, you must pass a slice of onion through your skin. Just the smell of the onion will act as a great natural repellent. You can also put it into slices in a container with water and place it near where you are going to be. This method is a bit less effective, but the “pros” is that you can reuse it in your meals later.

2- Mosquito or mosquito bites

Especially for mosquito bites, rub a slice of onion over the bite to quickly remove the itchiness, redness, and swelling. See more options to repel mosquitoes here.

3- Treat a sore throat with onions

An excellent natural remedy for a sore throat is an infusion of onion peels. Simply boil the crust of half an onion per cup in water. Then strain and serve. If the taste is not very pleasant, you can sweeten it. See more recipes to treat a sore throat naturally here.

4- Increase body energy

If you feel sudden tiredness and a tendency to be easily distracted from work, a natural remedy to regain energy and concentration is to smell an onion, as if it were an aromatherapy session.

5- Alternative uses of onions to treat burns

Rub a slice of onion in the case of minor burns or sunburn, a useful and immediate home remedy to relieve redness and burning. The onion can also be substituted for potato slices. See natural treatments for burns here.

6- Remove splinters from the hand

To remove small splinters or thorns from your fingers, try to apply a small piece of onion to the area where it is located, holding it with adhesive tape, wait an hour and remove it with force, to also loosen the splinter.

7- To treat hair loss

The alternative uses of onion help stop hair loss by rubbing the scalp before shampooing with a decoction made with onion skins , left to infuse for a quarter of an hour in boiling water. Leave the lotion obtained to act for 20-30 minutes before washing your hair. See more options to treat hair loss naturally here.

Alternative uses of onion for the home and kitchen

8- Polishing the steel and utensils

To polish stainless steel cookware you can use an onion preparation. Peel and cut the onion, cut it into cubes and blend with a little water. Rub this mixture on steel surfaces and objects with a sponge, then rinse and dry.

9- Ash stains

An easy way to remove ash stains from a carpet, curtain or other fabrics in your home is by rubbing the affected area with an onion and then brushing for complete removal.

10- Preserve avocados

To prevent the avocado from ripening too quickly, store it together with an onion cut in half in an airtight container. A sliced ​​red onion will also serve to better preserve the guacamole, placing them on the surface of the sauce and storing everything in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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