Yourspace: The Honorable Onion
|When||Feb 25, 2013 from 03:15 pm to 05:00 pm|
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Heidi Swets|
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Onions have the power to make you weep, but did you know they also have the power to heal? Long ago they were cooked and made into a “plaster” with some cornmeal, wrapped in flannel and put on the chest of a person suffering with a chest cold and a damp, painful cough so that the medicinal properties of the onion could help to loosen the congestion in the lungs and dry up the cough. Warm, raw onion juice was also used to treat earaches. A slice of raw onion was also used to treat infected wounds, and native people had additional uses for wild onions. If you think you don’t like onions, you may come to have a greater respect for them after learning about their medicinal uses and their culinary delight in this month’s issue of Herbal Roots Zine.