Spirituality, mysticism, medicinal uses and meanings

Names: Allium cepa
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine
Mystical Characteristics: Lust, Purification, Protection, Healing

Uses: Onion flowers are protective and can be worn as amulets. Onions absorb negativity from the home and can also be planted in the garden for this purpose.  Onions can also be used in healing rituals, especially for visualization where one cuts the edge of an onion and holds it against the afflicted part of the body, visualizing the disease going into the onion. Then, the onion must be destroyed (burn or smash to pieces and bury). Cut onions can be used to purify ritual tools. An onion placed under the pillow may induce dreaming. Eating onions can heighten arousal.