Without onion, your kitchen is just not the same. This plant with red, white or purple peel originated in Central Asia.
Records show that this plant first showed 6 000 years ago in Mesopotamia and Egypt. It is easily adaptable to different soil types, but it is best to cultivate onions on more loose soil without any humus.
Besides giving an excellent taste to meals, onion has proven to have a lot of healing properties. Ancient Slavs called it “the seven diseases cure”.
It contains around 150 nutrients, and its essential oils and organic, lemon and apple acid gives its distinguishing scent. Onion also contains high amounts of provitamine A, vitamins C and B, and minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron.
Onion is recommended to diabetics, because it contains high amounts of plant hormone, which has the same effect as insulin.
Onion improves heart function because it increases blood stream through blood vessels which helps in reducing the cholesterol level. It reduces high blood pressure, helps in blood cells regeneration, so it is often used to treat mild form of anemia.
It is beneficial for the airways, because it opens the alveoli easily. This is the main reason why it is known as a folk remedy for colds, in any kind of syrup or compress.
Onion improves intestine and uterus function, it is an amazing diuretic because it reduces swelling, especially in cases of accumulated fluid in the abdomen. The sulfur found in onions causes teary eyes and it is amazing in the treatment of inflammations.
It is best to eat onion fresh, because cooking reduces its healing power significantly.
Onion and honey combination for clogged blood vessels, sinuses…
Onion juice and honey based remedy helps in cases of atherosclerosis, vascular congestion. Mix equal proportions of these ingredients, and you will obtain the best results if you consume a tablespoon of the remedy 3-4 times every day. This homemade remedy is also used to treat cough.
Onion roasted in olive oil or prepared with milk is a good remedy for cough.
Fresh onion juice is good for rinsing irritated mouth or nose mucous membrane, and it is also used as a sinus inhaler.
Onion juice for hair loss
Onion is an amazingly efficient remedy in the hair loss treatments, prevents baldness and stimulates hair growth at the same time. This treatment is completely natural, and the sulfur found in onions is the main ingredient in this remedy. Onion juice improves blood circulation in the head.
It is also recommended in inflammation treatments and it is a powerful ally against bacteria, the major cause for baldness.
Blend 1 onion and squeeze out the juice. Rub it on your scalp and hair roots, and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Wash your hair with mild shampoo. For better results it is necessary to repeat this procedure 2-3 times per week during a month. You can add some honey in the onion juice.
If you have not added this vegetable on your shopping list, it is time to start using it and feel all the benefits onion provides!