Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why Are Onions Good For Your Health And Beauty?

Onions are traditionally used for blood purification and stimulation of  heart and circulatory system. Contemporary studies have shown that raw onions significantly reduces harmful LDL-cholesterol and protect against heart attack. However, onion helps with other problems too, such as cough, hair loss, impotence, and other. Read more about it in this article.




Onions are an excellent diuretic. They very efficiently remove fluid from the body so it is recommended to those suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, gout, with difficulty in urination and decreased kidney function. They are also an excellent cure for cystitis (bladder inflammation) and inflammation of the prostate. They regulate digestion, increase the secretion of digestive juices and improve appetite.
Onions are recommended for people suffering from bronchitis and sore throats.

If you are suffering from coughing, you can make a tea from onions. 

Onion tea

Cut into slices red onion and apple and cook in half a liter of water. When it boils, let it cool down and add 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Drink warm. Perhaps you think that you will not be able to drink it because of   unpleasant taste, but this tea is very effective.
Also, if the cough is persistent, you can clean the onion and sprinkle it with sugar. Drain the juice that will appear, and take one tablespoon three times a day, half an hour before meals. You can also make an onion juice with honey, which is made at a ratio of 1:2, and drink one teaspoon 3-4 times a day, 30-40 minutes before meals.

Onions have a plant hormone insulin-like and is recommended to those suffering from diabetes because it reduces the increased amount of blood sugar.
However, onions are not recommended for people with sensitive stomach as they might irritate. Avoid onions if you have a weak digestion. Also, it is not recommended to eat with the evening meal because it causes increased thirst.
Red onion is best eaten raw, and most useless is fried because long-term high temperature destroys its beneficial ingredients.

The best known is the application of red onions in phyto cosmetics for hair care, and can be used for facial and nail care, and as a supplement in the treatment of weight loss, or in a weight reduction program.

Miraculous onion mask for accelerated hair growth


- 1 small onion
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil



Grate one onion and  squeeze the juice from it using a strainer or gauze. Add olive and coconut oil and mix all ingredients. Apply first on the scalp, and then to entire hair length. Leave to act for about 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes wash your hair thoroughly with warm water and shampoo. If necessary, repeat shampooing in order to completely remove the smell and stickiness.

In case of serious problems with the scalp, it  is recommended to use this mask at least twice a week for one month.

For strong nails

  Rub often brittle nails and toenails with fresh onion juice and they will strengthen. The treatment is easy, and the results are very good. Of course, you should not do that before going to work or in society as onions have an unpleasant odor.

Onions for weight loss

  Mix 30 decagrams of fine crushed onions and 10 decagrams of honey with six deciliter of quality white dry wine. Keep this mixture in a cool, dark place. If you are obese and you want to get rid of excess weight, take 3-4 tablespoons a day as addition to slimming diet.

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