Onion - Benefits, Medicinal and Health Uses of Onion

   

The onion, a pungent edible of the lily family, is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables. It is considered a food of exceptional value for flavouring and seasoning.

Onion uses and benefits

A multi-faceted heart-blood medicine. Taking 12 gms of onion juice mixed with the same quantity of honey for 21 days increases virility. Boosts beneficial HDL cholesterol. Thins the blood. Eating onion helps to clear phlegm from the throat and mouth. Teeth becomes white, it sharpens the memory and strengthens the nerves. Lowers total blood cholesterol. Retards blood clotting.

Regulates blood sugar, Kills bacteria, Drinking the mixed juice of onion and memordica charantia (karela) cures severe indigestion. Eating white onion with raw sugar and some turmeric powder daily in the morning and evening time cures jaundice.

Giving onion with raw sugar to children help them to gain height. The onion after being crushed and boiled clears phlegm. One spoonfull of onion juice eliminates the worms in the stomach of children. Applying onion juice on the hair eliminates lice. Steep finely chopped onion for about 1 week in mineral oil in a sunny spot then strain. Dilute the oil with water and use as a spray to repel garden insects.

A very effective syrup can be made from onions and honey: in a 500 ml jar, add 125 ml of honey and fill with thinly sliced cooking onion. Stir to coat onion and allow to sit overnight. Use the resulting liquid as a cough syrup. It is an expectorant, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.

Food value of onion

Values per 100 gms edible portion

Moisture

86.6%

Calcium

47 mg

Protein

1.2%

Phosphorus

50 mg

Fat

0.1%

Iron

0.7 mg

Minerals

0.6%

Vitamin C

11 mg

Fibre

0.4%

Carbohydrates

11.1%

 

 

 

 

 









 

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