Onions

Onions

Onions are the vegetables mostly used for adding flavor to the recipes. Belonging to the lily family genus Allium, these onions provide enormous health benefits. Like many other natural food items onions are also widely used in medicinal field. Its history is almost 7000 years old and thought to be originated from China. Production wise, China holds top place with 26 % followed by India with 21% of world production. It is a vegetable with more profits and less drawbacks, so lets see what are those.

Benefits
  • Onions are the abundant sources of manganese that avoids cold and cough. It is very rich in nutrients like vitamin C, B6, iron and potassium that improves immunity system with effective blood functioning for a healthy heart.
  • Presence of vitamin C in large amounts makes it useful for skin and hair protection.
  • Eating raw onions daily ensures lowering the bad cholesterol levels, which means your heart is safe from any attacks.
  • Containing vitamin A, B and C makes it as the best food to stop aging and keeps you young.
  • Eating raw onions can also reduce the bacteria that cause tooth decay. In addition to that, onions are also very good for curing diabetics.
  • For some insect bites, applying cut onion directly can provide relief from the pain and burning sensation. This is well proved in Honey bee bites.
  • Onions have a compound called quercetin, which is quite essential in eradicating cancer. Apart from that, onions also help in avoiding gastric ulcers.
  • Onions are very rich in vitamin A, which is most important for healthy vision, skin, bones and other tissues in the body.
  • Onions has a folic acid called folate which can help in reducing depression. These onions has the ability to cure mood disorders, increase sleep and improve digestion.
  • In some ayurvedic remedies, though it is scientifically not proven some people use onion juice to cure ear aches.
  • According to health experts onions can boost up your energy and it is the good source of increasing fertility in men.
Drawbacks
  • The first drawback with it is bad smell as like as garlic, onions also give bad smell when you breathe out, feeling ashamed while interacting with others.
  • Although onions are good for skin protection, it can cause skin irritation for some people.
  • Excess consumption of onions can lower the blood sugar levels making even critical for diabetic patients.
  • Over intake of onions also results in digestive problems and may even cause vomitting. If at all any such thing happens it is advised to consult the physician.
  • Health tip : For cold and Ear ache

  • A spoon full of onion juice is mixed with same amounts of ginger juice and honey.
  • Take this mix early in the morning to get instant relief from severe cold.
  • For ear ache or loosening the wax, moderately heat small quantity of onion juice and pour in to the ear. Surely, it will reduce the pain and looses the wax to help you get rid of the ear.

Published On Monday, 22nd October 2018