- by Dr Govind Singh Rathore Gentle Cure Homeo Clinic
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- Dec 08 2017
ALLIUM CEPA: KNOW YOUR HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY
Allium Cepa is an effective homeopathic remedy made from red onion and is the most common herb and spice used in daily cooking.
Onions (Allium cepa) are abundant with minerals and vitamins and have anti-oxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in Vitamin A, B complex and C. Due to its medicinal properties, onion helps to fight against a variety of diseases and has potent therapeutic purposes.
Let’s understand how this homeopathic remedy is useful.
- PREVENTS INFECTIONS
Onions have antiseptic, anti-biotic, carminative and antimicrobial properties that help in keeping different kinds of infections at bay. They have active constituents that inhibit bacterial growth and fight both types of bacteria – gram positive and negative.
- COMMON COLD & COUGH
Mix onion juice with honey to find relief from common cold. You can also add a pinch of black pepper in the mixture to stop nasal discharge.
- BRONCHITIS & ASTHMA
Onions contain mild anti-asthmatic and potent anti-inflammatory effects. They don’t treat asthma or bronchitis but are a good diet for such patients. It reduces chest congestion, wheezing and breathing difficulties.
- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Onion has mild anti-hypertensive property and helps in managing elevated blood pressure level. The active compound QUERCETIN found in onions is responsible for its anti-hypertensive property.
- HAIR LOSS (ALOPECIA AREATA)
Onion juice tropical application can help in reducing hair loss and increase re-growth of hair roots on the scalp. Sulfur found in onion juice helps in production of collagen tissues and improves the blood circulation to the hair roots and scalp.
- LOSS OF APPETITE & INDIGESTION
Onion can help your digestive system as it releases digestive juices and helps with loss of appetite. It stimulates the production of gastric juice and bile salts that improve appetite.
- RECURRING HICCUPS
If you are prone to hiccups, eating salted onion slices after meals can reduce rescurrent hiccups.
- HELPS REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS
Onion contains isophenyl propyl amine. Inhaling strong smell of ammonia helps in regaining consciousness in case of conditions such as giddiness, epileptic fits, hysteria and severe headache.
- FOR JOINT PAIN
Applying poultice of onion along with mustard oil can help offer relief in case of painful joints. It is also effective in case of wounds, insect bites, skin related problems and ulcers as it is a disinfectant.
- EASES HEADACHE
Applying onion paste on sole of the feet provides relief from headache.
It is important to administer the right dosage as per age, health conditions and other factors. Consult an herbalist and homeopathic specialist for the appropriate therapeutic dosage.
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