Onions are one of the vegetables which are widely used in India as well as in other countries. They are loaded with antioxidant properties which prevent inflammation.
The scientific name of onion is Allium Cepa. It consists of many nutrients and is low in calories and high in minerals and vitamins. When it comes to benefits, it almost works wonders for any disease, inflammation, and bacteria. With minimal side effects, it is not life-threatening.
Now let’s discuss some incredible facts about the onion.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system starts attacking its body cells (hair follicles), and due to this, individuals experience patchy hair loss. Onions are enriched in Sulphur and anti-inflationary properties, which produces collagen and promotes healthy hair follicles. Applying homemade red onion juice daily on the scalp can help in the regrowth of hair follicles.
Ayurveda also uses onions. In Ayurveda, it has been said that applying onion juice or paste directly on the scalp promotes hair growth and prevents dryness because of its Snigdha (oily) and Ropan (healing) properties.
In Ayurveda, onion is considered more of a medicine than a vegetable, as it says that onion works as a natural blood purifier.
As we all know and have discussed above, onions are loaded with Sulphur, so it helps our body produce a natural chemical detoxifier that regulates the body’s cleansing process.
Traditionally, it is being believed that onions detox your body through your feet. Take two slices of an onion and put them under your feet. Then wear your socks and leave them like this overnight. If you are undergoing a cold or cough, you will notice that it has reduced in the morning.
Onions are full of antioxidants (flavonoids). By drinking onion juice, circulation in the lungs gets improved, and the congestion gets decreased. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, fight with the infection or virus that is causing harm to the lungs.
It is most beneficial for patients who have asthma as it strengthens the capillary walls and protects the lungs from any damage caused by pollution.
Onions are also used in Homeopathy for curing rhinorrhea (cold or a sneezing nose). Even for diabetic patients, onions have worked tremendously well.
Onions are full of antioxidants and consist of allicin, which helps in slowing down the production or growth of candida and fights with harmful bacteria. The organosulfur chemical present in onions makes it more efficient to kill fungus in the body.
Onions improve the density of bones. Antioxidants (flavonoids) present in onions help them in this process. It has been seen that women who consume onion juice daily have noticed an increase in their bone density as it strengthens collagen.
The significant fact about onion is that it is full of vitamins and nutrients that give great benefits. They are enriched with L-tryptophan (a type of amino acid) and vitamin C that helps in reducing stress and anxiety levels.
It also helps lower the sugar and cholesterol levels in the body, which helps promote better sleep.
Improves Gut Health
Onions are a good source of fibre and have a low amount of cholesterol, promoting a healthy gut. The intake of half a glass of onion juice helps in this process.
As initially discussed, the best fact about onions is that they have anti-inflationary and anti-bacterial properties, which help fight bacteria.
Take some onion juice and apply it over the affected area for about 15 minutes, and you will see a good result. However, always remember to do a patch test on your skin.
Home Remedies to Use Onions
The best fact about onion is that you can make home remedies out of it, such as hair and nail oils and hair masks. These remedies will give you immense effects if used twice a week.
How to make onion juice?
- For making onion juice, you will need 1-2 red onions. Chop them into slices and soak them in water for around 5-10 minutes. Then strain them out and put all of them in a cotton cloth now squeeze the juice out.
- Another method to make onion juice is to chop 1-2 onions into small pieces then grind it in the grinder and strain its juice out.
How to make an onion hair mask?
- Take 2-3 onions and chop them into pieces. Then grind them and strain the juice.
- Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a half cup of yogurt in the juice and grind it again to make a thick paste.
And your hair mask is ready! Apply this mask from your roots to your hair length and keep it for 30-40 minutes. Then rinse off with the lukewarm water. Applying this hair mask twice a week will make your hair smoother and shinier, and you will notice a massive difference in your hair growth.
How to make onion oil for nails and hair?
First, you need to juice the onion and put it in a pan on the stove on low-medium flame. Then add coconut and castor oil to it and stir it for about 15-20 minutes.
Apply this oil before every hair wash and leave it for about 1-2 hours on your hair for better results.
Onions are the best home remedy to cure any disease or illness. It shows side effects only when not taken properly. Besides this, all the facts about onions mentioned in the above article work wonders.