Indian onion: medicinal properties and use of tincture

Among admirers of traditional medicine, the poultry man, better known as the Indian onion, enjoys well-deserved popularity. Growing a medicinal plant in the open field or in a flower pot in a room, you can get an amazing medicine that heals a number of common ailments.

Features and properties of Indian onions

For medicinal purposes, the onion, leaves and arrows of the birdman are used, or rather the colorless mucus that they secrete, called juice. The onion gains its healing power after 2 years from planting, with age, its properties only increase.

The active substances contained in the plant contribute to accelerated blood flow to sore spots, which in turn provokes a faster recovery. Indian onion is endowed with the following healing effects:

  • antiseptic
  • wound healing
  • anesthetic

To take full advantage of the described effects, it is necessary to monitor the growth of the plant. The grown arrows break off at a height of 15-20 cm, and mature, large leaves are used for treatment. Moreover, even if the edge of the sheet is slightly dry, this does not reduce its healing power.

Good results are brought by direct contact with a plucked leaf, its juice and tincture of vodka or alcohol. Contact of the agent with a sore spot causes a burning sensation and slight tingling, which only confirms the flow of blood to the treated area.

The use of Indian onions in folk medicine

The cultivated plant is used only for external use for the treatment of painful pathologies at different stages of the disease.


  1. Musculoskeletal disorders – polyarthritis, sciatica, osteochondrosis, salt deposition. For treatment, ointments, tinctures are used, in the form of three times a day rubbing, baths from a healing decoction help well.
  2. Head (tooth) pain. The juice of the birdman is rubbed in the area of ​​the neck and temples. With a toothache, juice is carefully lubricated with intact gums.
  3. ARI – flu, colds, viral malaise. Juice is used by analogy with the well-known “asterisk” – rubbed into the area of ​​​​the bridge of the nose, lymph nodes, wrist, superciliary arches. The mucus of the plant will help to quickly get rid of herpes.
  4. Papilloma – warts. The growth is cauterized with juice.
  5. Throat diseases – sore throat, tonsillitis, irritation associated with a cold. They make compresses from the tincture of the birdman, rinse the throat up to 6 times a day with a decoction of the leaves.
  6. Skin lesions – insect bites, bruises, sprains, swelling, abscesses, itching. Ointment lubricates the affected areas.
  7. Mastitis. A sheet of poultry is applied to the sore spot or treated with ointment. Onion helps to draw back pus and remove harmful substances.
  8. Fungal diseases. Wipe problem areas with tincture and onion juice.

Recipes based on Indian onions

For the treatment of problem areas, not only the leaves of the birdman and its juice are used, but also tinctures, ointments, and decoctions prepared in advance.

  1. Tincture. Place the crushed plant in a dark glass dish and pour alcohol at the rate of 1:10. If the skin is sensitive enough, then you can make a weaker concentration of Indian onions in alcohol (1:20). After two weeks, strain the resulting tincture and put it in the refrigerator for further storage. You can store the resulting product for several years.
  2. Ointment. Mix lard (pork fat) or lanolin cream (1 tube) with chopped leaves (20 cm) of poultry and 2 tablespoons of honey. Store in a clean cream jar or glass container in a cool place.
  3. Decoction. For 1 liter of water you need 20 cm of a leaf of a medicinal plant. Prepare a decoction for 30 minutes in a water bath. After the broth has cooled, strain and pour into a dark glass dish.

Examples of the use of Indian onions according to indications

  • Launched sciatica. The sore spot is intensively rubbed with an onion leaf, after which the lumbar region is wrapped with a warm scarf or scarf. For 10 minutes, the patient may experience a strong burning sensation, but relief comes after the end of the first procedures.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. From spruce and pine branches and cones, prepare 1.4 liters of broth. Half a glass of ready-made Indian onion tincture is added to the finished and strained broth. The resulting mixture is poured into a warm bath. The bath should be taken no more than 20 minutes at a time.
  • Pain in the muscles. A pound of Mongolian onion (another name), 100 g of soda and sea salt are added to a warm bath. Such a bath relieves pain in muscles and joints in 20 minutes, relaxes a tired body.
  • Inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The roots of the comfrey and the leaves of the young onions of the birdman are crushed in a ratio of 2: 1 and poured with moonshine at the rate of 1: 3. The tincture also helps with radiculitis, myositis, bronchitis, bone tuberculosis.
  • Periodontal disease. Lotions are made from a tincture made from young plant bulbs. On diseased gums, inflamed dental nerves, young leaves from the bulbs are applied.
  • Decreased tone. Indian onion tincture is taken 1 tsp before meals with plenty of water. Efficiency increases, cardiac activity improves, a “second wind” opens
  • early wrinkles. Wipe the face with tincture of vodka from onion leaves. For dry skin, tincture is made with red wine. Daily washing with tincture allows you to smooth out the first wrinkles, get rid of the epidermis, improve skin tone.


Precautionary measures

Any practitioner who uses Indian onion as a medicinal raw material must remember that it is poisonous. The poisonousness of the plant is due to the cardiac glycosides that are present in its composition. This means that it is unacceptable to ingest it in its pure form or in large quantities (strong concentration) with food or drinks.

If drops of juice get into the mucous membrane of the eye, then after washing with clean water, it is necessary to drip the eyes with Taufon’s pharmacy solution. There are times when a burn occurs at the site of treatment with a plant, then the affected area must be thoroughly washed with water and lubricated with olive oil. If we are talking about gargling with a healing decoction of Indian onions and treating the gums with juice, then the gums themselves should not bleed and there should be no open bleeding wounds in the oral cavity.

Those suffering from hemophilia (blood clotting disorders) should not use Poultry for any treatment. In individual cases, a medicinal plant can cause an allergic effect or individual intolerance.


Since there is still no official information about the effect of poultry on the human body, there is no way to get a clear recommendation on its use from the attending physician. However, this does not diminish the importance…

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