Onion For Insect Bites
Even though these layered vegetables can make you cry, they can also help you heal from bug bites. These pungent root vegetables contain compounds called flavonoids and quercetin, which are powerful antioxidants that only have good effects on our body. The anti-inflammatory effects found in onions can help reduce swelling and redness associated with insect bites, as well as antimicrobial properties which may help prevent infection in a bite wound and promote faster healing.
Though it burns our eyes, the juice from onions can provide a soothing and cooling effect on a bug bite. This can help relieve itching and discomfort. To use onion for insect bites, you can cut a fresh onion into slices and apply a slice directly to the affected area. You can also extract the juice from an onion by crushing it or using a blender and applying the juice to the bite. It’s important to wash the area before applying the onion.