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Peeling Back the Layers of Onion’s Uses

Onion soothes my chest
When my lungs are aching from
Spasmodic coughing

Are you on Instagram? On Monday, I posted a quick video on some fun ideas to explore the mighty kitchen onion with your kids!

Botany lessons and art lessons, all wrapped up in one!

You can check it out here.

Onions are a great beginner herb. Herb? Yes, herb!

Besides being a food, onions are also medicinal and have been used in folk medicine for centuries.

Onions can be sliced, cooked in a little grease on the stove top, and then thickened with a bit of flour, to create what is called a plaster. It is placed on top of a soft piece of cloth, such as flannel, on top of the chest to help draw out mucus and soothe a cough.

Raw onions can be placed on festering wounds to help draw out infection, ease pain, and heal a wound.

Onion juice can be dripped into an ear to soothe an earache.

Tinctured onion can be taken internally to help with a urinary tract infection, all sorts of respiratory illnesses including asthma and bronchitis, and for angina.

These are just a few things onion can be used for!

Want to learn more about onion? I have an issue of Herbal Roots zine dedicated to onion and through the end of the month, the Onion eBook is on sale for only $5.

You can purchase it here.

Want to hear a read-aloud of the story in the onion ebook? It’s available on my Youtube channel here.


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