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Onion is a staple food and herbal medicine that is popular throughout the world. When used in dishes, it gives depth to foods and enhances their taste despite their pungent aroma.
The onion bulb is prepared and consumed in many ways. Recognized as an herbal remedy, onion may be taken raw or as powder or juice. But its strong spicy flavor is sometimes unlikeable, so much so that children and some adults hate it.
Mixing onion with sugar mitigates its taste and produces a more desirable syrup. Sugar also draws out more liquid and essential minerals from onions for a more powerful home remedy. Sugar-infused onion works like over-the-counter cough medicines, only more natural and without the added chemicals. Plus, it is simple and cheap to make, with only two ingredients and a little bit of patience.
𝙃𝙀𝘼𝙇𝙏𝙃 𝘽𝙀𝙉𝙀𝙁𝙄𝙏𝙎 𝙊𝙁 𝙊𝙉𝙄𝙊𝙉𝙎
Onions are known for their irritating effect on the eyes when chopping. And if you are wondering why, it is simply because of the interaction of the enzyme alliinase with the sulfur compound alliin when the onion tissue is damaged. The action generates sulfenic acid that triggers the inflammation of the tear glands. It is the reason why you cry every time you chop raw onions. But the effect is generally short-term and lasts for about a few seconds.
Onions are extensively used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. This bulbous plant is packed with curative properties. It is known for its magnetic powers that attract harmful bacteria, viruses, and toxins, and draw them out of the body. Onion is exceptionally effective for the following ailments:
Anemia is when the body lacks healthy red blood cells to facilitate better oxygen transport. It is due to a deficiency in iron, vitamin B12, and other minerals that the body needs to make enough red blood cells. But some of these minerals naturally occur in onions. That is why this herb can help boost the hemoglobin in the blood.
What makes onion more valuable for anemia is its high vitamin C and cysteine content. Vitamin C is known not only in improving immune health but also in increasing iron absorption. Cysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that increases the Bio accessibility of iron, folate, and zinc. Consuming onion with a proper diet increases the uptake of iron by up to 70 percent.
The high level of phenolic acid and flavonoids in onion inhibits oxidative cellular damage. Its antioxidant properties remove toxins and free radicals to prevent cancer. Onion consumption may reduce the risk of several types of cancers like breast, prostate, stomach, and colon cancer.
Quercetin and the sulfur compounds in onion have an effective antidiabetic effect. These compounds interact with the cells in the small intestine, pancreas, liver, and skeletal muscle to manage whole-body blood sugar production. Eating raw onions can significantly reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides. These reductions are beneficial in diabetes and prediabetes conditions.
One of the disadvantages of eating onion is its notoriety for causing bad breath. Conversely, onion also holds great potential in treating oral problems like mouth sores, tooth decay, gingivitis, and oral infections. Its antibacterial and antifungal property is highly effective in combating germs in the throat and oral areas.