Insect Bites and Stings



During the old times, tribesmen relieved the discomfort of insect bites and stings with onions, a plant they so revered they offered a prayer of thanks to the heavens while picking it. Recent studies show that when onions are chopped, alliin, the sulfur compound in the bulb is converted into a broad-spectrum antibiotic that helps keep bites from getting infected. Plus, it has a cooling effect, thanks to onion's moisture, that soothes the itch on contact.

It works internally and externally, so you can get relief by adding them to your favorite recipes, or you can apply them directly to skin. To do: Chop an onion, leek or scallion in half and let sit on skin for ten minutes.

5 comments:

Cascia said...

That is the first time I've heard of this one. Thanks for sharing!

Rose Belle said...

How interesting! I always have onions and garlic at home so this is good info to know.

annk said...

hi! this is something nice to hear. my son woke up on the day of their moving up ceremony with 8 insect bites. so this info will be pretty useful for us in the future. thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

really i never knew this, thanks for the tip i always have onions about lol

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nice A said...

Thanks for this home remedy post. I may try it if there's anyone bitten by an insect around.

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