THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF ONION
IN HERBAL PREPARATIONS
DOSAGES AND APPLICATIONS OF ONION
Tincture onion using apple cider vinegar. The dosage of this tincture would be 20 to 40 drops 1 to 3 times a day.
Heat 1 -2 medium onions in olive oil for a poultice to be applied to a congested or affected area.
Simmer onion in distilled water for a tea to help with congestion or for a mild diuretic effect.
Powder the onion and place in a 0 or 00 vegetable capsule. Take 1 - 3 capsules 3 times a day. According to the USDA, to dehydrate onions you need to trim the bulb ends and remove the paper skins. Slice 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Onions may be cut into 3/8 to ½ inch dice, but will be slightly less pungent when dried. Dry at 160 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 to 2 hours and then 130 degrees until dry. To tell if they are dry they should feel like paper. Dried onions readily reabsorb moisture, causing deterioration during storage, so they need to be packaged in airtight containers and kept in the freezer.11