Onion is a must-have in most Nigerian homes, especially in the kitchen. But apart from being used in cooking all kinds of delicious cuisines, their health benefits are also enormous.
Onion is affordable and available in most parts of the country, but when compared to the benefits, the price for the product is hardly considered by those who patronise it.
But for the lingering smell of onion which, to some persons is offensive and not palatable, its uses would have been highly exploited for health purposes and trading.
According to Stlyecraze, an online publication, onions are loaded with many chemicals that keep the family away from illness and it has great component for detoxification, which ensures that the person glows after the use of onions.
Stlyecraze also outlines some health benefits that can be derived from the use of onion, saying that it has antibiotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and carminative properties to help you stay away from infections.
Onion is rich in sulphur, fibers, potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C and low in fat, cholesterol and sodium.
The online publication which is said to be one of the largest website for women on health, beauty and wellness, added: “Onion is an immediate cure for fever, common cold, cough, sore throat, allergies, etc. A mixture of onion juice and honey can cure these problems easily. Also, a small piece of onion can work against side effects of fever if it is kept on the forehead.
“A small piece of onion, when inhaled, can stop or slow down the bleeding through the nose while an onion a day can cure insomnia or sleeping disorders. This will surely give you a good night’s sleep.
“Onions can improve the digestive system. If you have a digestion problem, then onions can cure it by increasing the release of the digestion juices. Other astonishing benefits of onions could include its use to cure inflammation from arthritis in the joints.
There is a small trick with onions to get some relief from body pains. Onions should be fried in sesame or castor oil and be used to heal any aches.”
One of the well-known tricks to remove dark patches or pigments on your face is to apply onion and turmeric juice on that area.
Onion juice is also used to cure ear and eye problems. It is also used for toothaches and tooth decaying. For a few types of moles, onion juice works efficiently by removing them. For a good memory and a strong nervous system, consuming onions is your best bet.
Onions cure menstrual disorders. Raw onions should be consumed before a few days of the beginning of your cycle. Use onion juice on the hair or the scalp to get rid of lice and hair fall. This is one of the most prominent of onion benefits for hair.