Onion -Allium cepa
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Topically; poultice applied to the chest to open the lungs during mucousy coughs.
Cooked onion can be used to draw pus out of wounds. The juice is useful for stings of all types and fungal skin complaints.
Internally; as food to increase urination, lower blood sugar, aid digestion, and increase appetite.

Cautions

Some people do experience allergies to raw onions. Cooking them appears to eliminate this problem, however most of the medicinal properties are from consuming raw onion.

First Aid

Contact burns can occur on the skin. Wash area with soapy water and allow to air dry. If onion juice is gotten in the eye then rinse with running water for several minutes, if irritation persists seek medical advice.

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