O….nion !!


Image                                                                                                                                       “Oh God !! My eyes are burning & watering so much . I don’t want this onion in my kitchen !”

Mom asked, “ Ok dear, then henceforth kandepohe will be without onion, is that ok?”

“Nooooo !!! pohe without onion?? No way, Give I will cut…..” (tears in my eyes)

But while cutting them again I thought why did I agree!! All for tasty pohe, so……..

Then mom came & started explaining that other than taste there are n number of benefits of onion……

Like………….

Nutritional value:
It has moderate amount of proteins( 1.2%), Carbohydrates (11.6%) fiber and good amount of calcium, phosphorous and potassium. The stalk contains good amount of carotene and iron.

1.    Local Application of Onion Juice:                                                                                                                     Face: Reduces Dark Spots & Pigmentation which appears on face.                                                                Scalp: It reduces Hair fall & helps to increase Hair growth.                                                                     Forehead: to get relief from headache.                                                                                                                 Joints: Reduces Pain & Swelling.                                                                                                     Drops of onion juice is used for ear pain and blurred vision.

2.  Heart Disease:                                                                                                                                          Eating raw onion (eg. Salads) help to reduce the total cholesterol & triglyceride levels.                                                                                                                                                                    It also helps in Coronary Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure & Thrombosis.

3.    Diabetes :                                                                                                                              Scientific study of Diabetes have exposed that onion can improve glucose tolerance, reduce fasting blood sugar & lower insulin level

4.    Liver disease :                                                                                                                                                It rejuvenates liver , helps to normalize digestion, increases appetite &  it helps to relieve constipation.

5.    Sciatica , Arthritis:                                                                                                                                Poultice of onion with other herbs is useful  to treat sciatica and osteoarthritis.

6.    Cough:                                                                                                                                                       Red small onions can be used as an expectorant.

7.    Bleeding disorder & Anaemia:                                                                                                                    White onion is recommended for bleeding piles and nose bleeding. Stalks are also used in the treatment of anaemia.

8.    Urinary disorder :                                                                                                                                     Onions are beneficial in the treatment of burning micturation & Urine retention

9.    Vajikar:                                                                                                                                                 Onion and its seeds are known to help in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and male infertility. It helps to increase libido, quality and quantity of semen. It is a very good vajikara.

10.    Cancer:                                                                                                                                                            Sulphur compounds present in onion will help to prevent the growth of cancer cells.

But

The onion can lead to migraine in some people and flatulence

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