Onions are a crucial ingredient in almost any delicious meal. But you might not know that they have some great health benefits, too, and not just when it comes to nutrition!

This wonderful bulb can actually be used as a highly versatile natural remedy. Take a look!

1. Burns

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Simply cut an onion in half and hold it on the burn until the pain goes away. The juices act as an immediate pain reliever, and the onion’s natural antiseptic properties can prevent scarring and reduce the risk of infection.

2. Insect Bites

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Applying raw onion to a bug bite will help draw out the poison and reduce pain and swelling.

3. Earache

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Place an onion core in the ear canal overnight, and it will soften the wax buildup and alleviate the pain. (it really works!)

4. Fever

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Burning up? Place onion slices in your socks while you sleep! Strange as it sounds, this has been known to help break a fever overnight.

5. Detox

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Since onions absorb bacteria, leaving cut onions around the house can help prevent the flu and other virus-borne illnesses from spreading.

I knew they tasted good, but I had no idea about all the other amazing things onions can do! Did you?

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