As same as potato, onion is also the basic ingredient of almost every Indian dish and not only Indian but other cuisines too from Chinese to Italian. Onion may be a humble ingredient but it holds center stage in our meals here. Like many traditions, this one too has its basis in scientific reasoning. besides many other benefits, here’s a look at some of the incredible benefits of raw onions.
1) Healthy for Heart
You can lower the risk of heart attacks by taking raw onion salad with your lunch or dinner. Eating raw onions lower the production of LDL: Low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) and keep your heart healthy.
2) Prevent Cancer
When in raw form, it is rich in :
- Vitamin C along with the phytochemicals present in onions, means onions make your immunity system strong.
- Quercetin, a powerful compound found in onions, prevent cancer, especially stomach and colorectal cancers.
- Chromium, which may help regulate blood sugar.
3) Insect Bites
They can soothe stinging insect bites. Rub half an onion on an insect bite to draw out the poison and stop the bite from itching.
4) Earaches, cold and Fever
A mixture of onion juice and honey can cure a cold, fever, allergies etc. Keeping a piece of onion in the ear soften the ear wax and thus eradicates the pain.
5) Hair fall control, tooth decay and gum issues
Onions has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They help eliminate bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum issues. Also, the Vitamin C present in it helps in the formation of collagen that is responsible for skin and hair health.