Onions vary in Size, Shape, Color, and Flavor. The most common types are Red, Yellow, and White onions. The taste of these vegetables can range from sweet and juicy to sharp, spicy, and pungent, often depending on the season in which people grow and consume them.
Farmers have cultivated allium vegetables for centuries.
It is common knowledge that chopping onions cause watery eyes. However, onions may also provide potential health benefits.
The popularity of onions has made them known all over the world.
The Botanical Name of Onion is Allium Cepa.
In French, it refers to as Oignon.
In Ghana, one local language known as Twi refer to it as Gyeene. And another language known as Ga (Greater Accra) calls it Sabolai.
In the Ewe (Evegbe) language, it is termed, Sabala.
Onions are made up of very vital nutrients needed for the growth, health, and well-being of the human body. Some important nutrients in the onion;
Fats, Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Sugars, Sodium, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Flavonoids, Vitamin B-6, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, phosphorus and a lot of compound nutrients and phytonutrients.
In this article, we discuss the 12 possible benefits of onions.
Here are some 12 miracles we surely do not know about onion;
1. Wound disinfectant:
Chop, dice or squeeze an onion for its juice and use the juice to disinfect wounds. Mix the onion with apple cider vinegar and apply to the sore.
2. Children with intestinal worms:
Cut two raw onions and let them marinate in 1 litre of water for 24 hours. Drain, and give the onion juice to your child during the day. You can add more water to dilute the taste. Honey can be added to make this syrup more pleasant.
3. Cholesterol balance:
150 components of onion had been identified, that are all involved in raising good cholesterol levels by up to 30% and lowering bad cholesterol levels. Half an onion a day is enough to produce these results
4. Mental and nervous fatigue:
Onions are a source of silicon which is necessary for the good health of the nerves and to reduce mental fatigue. Include them daily in your food.
Prepare a raw onion poultice by grating or chopping the onion and place it on the sore spot. Leave in place overnight.
Combine two garlic stems and three onions, finely chopped, and blend them with a little water. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Give 1 tablespoon as needed.
It is known that eating cooked onions will stop bleeding and pain from haemorrhoids. One person said that when the onions were eaten the bleeding would stop, but when the onions were removed from the meals, the bleeding would start again.
A quick remedy for this problem is to take a tablespoon of raw onion juice every half hour.
9. Lung infection:
Boil some onions, mash them, and place everything between two layers of cloth. Apply to the rib cage for about 2 hours.
10. Urinary tract infection:
Take the juice of 3 onions, 3 black radishes and 5 lemons, mix them and use 1 teaspoon, 5 times a day.
11. Bleeding from the nose or gums:
Take the juice of an onion and mix it with apple cider vinegar. This solution can be used in case of a nosebleed by putting a few drops in the nostrils with a dropper. You can also keep the same mixture in your mouth for a few minutes if your gums are bleeding.
12. Blood sugar or glucose levels:
Onion has been shown in various tests to have a hypoglycemic effect. Onion extracts, taken from dried onions, were given and significantly lowered blood sugar levels. Thus, anyone with diabetes would benefit greatly from the daily use of onion.
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