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These are rich in Vitamin C and are excellent for the kidneys, but in their raw state they should be consumed only in small quantities. They are very good for those who suffer from flatulence, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, colds, influenza or asthma, they help to increase the appetite, and they encourage sleep.
 
These are rich in Vitamin C and are excellent for the kidneys, but in their raw state they should be consumed only in small quantities. They are very good for those who suffer from flatulence, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, colds, influenza or asthma, they help to increase the appetite, and they encourage sleep.
  
==Onion drink==
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===Onion drink===
 
A nasal discharge, a cold or asthma can be eradicated simply by dipping a slice of raw onion into a glass of hot water for a few seconds, then sipping the water slowly throughout the day. This drink will also stimulate the kidneys.
 
A nasal discharge, a cold or asthma can be eradicated simply by dipping a slice of raw onion into a glass of hot water for a few seconds, then sipping the water slowly throughout the day. This drink will also stimulate the kidneys.
  
==Onion gruel==  
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===Onion gruel===
 
Boil the onions in water, and, having removed the onions, use the water to make a gruel from brown rice, oats or other grains. This, consumed in the evening, will be found to induce sleep.
 
Boil the onions in water, and, having removed the onions, use the water to make a gruel from brown rice, oats or other grains. This, consumed in the evening, will be found to induce sleep.
  
==Onion poultice==  
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===Onion poultice===  
 
This is prepared from onions chopped finely and placed between two cloths, and if applied to the neck will quickly disperse colds, headaches and even earache. When applied to the kidneys it will help stimulate them, and if applied to the calves of the legs will relieve heart trouble. If the onions are heated before being placed between the cloths, the poultice will greatly aid the circulation in the area to which it is applied, and so is good for gout, arthritis and stomach pains.
 
This is prepared from onions chopped finely and placed between two cloths, and if applied to the neck will quickly disperse colds, headaches and even earache. When applied to the kidneys it will help stimulate them, and if applied to the calves of the legs will relieve heart trouble. If the onions are heated before being placed between the cloths, the poultice will greatly aid the circulation in the area to which it is applied, and so is good for gout, arthritis and stomach pains.
  
===References===
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 12:41, 15 January 2016

Onions (Cōng 葱)

These are rich in Vitamin C and are excellent for the kidneys, but in their raw state they should be consumed only in small quantities. They are very good for those who suffer from flatulence, diabetes, hardening of the arteries, colds, influenza or asthma, they help to increase the appetite, and they encourage sleep.

Onion drink

A nasal discharge, a cold or asthma can be eradicated simply by dipping a slice of raw onion into a glass of hot water for a few seconds, then sipping the water slowly throughout the day. This drink will also stimulate the kidneys.

Onion gruel

Boil the onions in water, and, having removed the onions, use the water to make a gruel from brown rice, oats or other grains. This, consumed in the evening, will be found to induce sleep.

Onion poultice

This is prepared from onions chopped finely and placed between two cloths, and if applied to the neck will quickly disperse colds, headaches and even earache. When applied to the kidneys it will help stimulate them, and if applied to the calves of the legs will relieve heart trouble. If the onions are heated before being placed between the cloths, the poultice will greatly aid the circulation in the area to which it is applied, and so is good for gout, arthritis and stomach pains.

References

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The Tao of Long Life - The Chinese Art of Ch'ang Ming

by Chee Soo

©Seahorse Books 2008 reproduced with permission