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Onions, More Than Simply Flavoring Food

Onions are a versatile vegetable with a high nutritional value.

Onions are thought to prevent cancer, diabetes, and even the common cold.

But onions can also be used around the home in place of harsh chemicals and aerosols. Here are some uses you may not have thought of..

Make DIY Dye: Onions make brilliant all natural dyes. Simply place the skins of the onion in a nylon bag and boil for about 30 minutes.

Soothe a sore throat: Onions make a fantastic tea that with the natural antioxidants helps fight infection. Using the peels bring the water to a boil, remove peels, and serve.

Repel insects and soothe stings: Cut the onion in half and rub on skin to use as an insect repellent. Rubbing raw onion on to a insect bite will soothe the pain.

Soothes burns: Raw onion cut in half and placed on a burn will help soothe the stinging sensation.

Smelling Salts: Onions can be used in the place of smelling salts to help when feeling light headed.

Splinter remover: Onions placed over a tape bandage for a 30 minute time period will help to remove a relentless splinter.

Metal Polish: Crushed onion and a bit of water make an excellent metal polish. Dab onto surface and polish off.

Toxins in the air: Remove toxins in the air by cutting an onion in half and placing it in a bowl. Once it turns dark you can dispose of it.

Grill cleaner: Onions make a chemical free grill cleaner. Cut onion in half and rub over grill slats.

Guacamole: When storing guacamole in an air tight container or in a food sealed bag just add a half of a chopped red onion to further its storage time. It will help the avocado from browning.

Health Benefits of Onion

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