Early reading proved to me that onions are truly valuable health enhancers.
Further reading led to the belief that the outermost onion layer is particularly valuable. Therefore, in the "How Much" post, it seemed a favor to suggest that we not peel beyond the dry, protective portion of the onion peel.
Yet, it became increasingly difficult to visualize the initial semi-tender layer being significantly more power-packed than the basic-tender layers.
In a land far away, there is a homemaker who often serves raw, thinly sliced onions. During meals, each family member is free to select what amount he or she wants… in a lettuce or cabbage wrap sandwich, added to black beans, or whatever the meal. At times there are leftover onion slices. Does she place them in the refrigerator to be used the next day? Does she enclose them in a plastic container with a tight lid? Does she enclose them in a glass container with a lid? What does she do with those leftover onion slices? She sets them in a glass bowl and positions that as a kitchen table centerpiece, where it generally remains until the next morning.
Homemade salves vary. Roasted onion salve, for example, is not one to refrigerate for future use. It is best used sooner than later. The salve-making process is somewhat lengthy, but there are times when one remedy does not work, so another is sought. This is one of the recommended options. Wash two onions without removing their outermost tunic. Bake them. When they are cool enough to touch, peel them. Choose a method to blend them into one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, whether it be with a small processor or whatever. Apply the salve to the sore you hope to heal.
Let's say... With best intentions, you bake, peel, cream, blend, and present your salve to someone you care about, whose condition concerns you... but they take one look and do not care to use it. Their loss. Eat it as a snack. It's yummy!