*Onion* Planet: Mars Element: Fire Main magickal uses: exorcism, protection Other magickal uses: Clairvoyance, cleansing, contacting other planes, divination, healing, lunar rites, magic, purification, spell-breaking Lore: The link to the moon seems to be mostly due to color and shape. In protective magick, just as in cooking, onion is often combined with garlic.
The fresh and dried bulb are used, as well as the fresh juice.
Onion is a pungent herb, protecting against infection, relaxing spasms, reducing blood pressure as well as blood clotting and blood sugar levels.It further has expectorant and diuretic properties.
It contains a range of sulfur containing compounds - sulfoxides (cyteinesulfoxide, isomer of alliin) and cepaenes.
Therapeutic uses reducing blood sugar levels
* Internal use
o It is often used for minor digestive disturbances and is also used for bronchial and gastric infections.
o Furthermore it also shows good results in preventing age-related changes in blood vessels - arteriosclerosis, as well as to treat loss of appetite.
* External use
o Externally, poultices can be made from raw onion for acne and boils. These are used for wounds and scars as well.
* Aromatherapy and essential oil use
o Although an oil is made from onions, it is used in industry for flavoring.
Safety precautions and warnings protecting against infection
Onion is normally well tolerated, but can cause gastric distress in certain individuals.