16 benefits that the onion offers to our organism

Hans Braxmeier’s photo in Pixabay.    Planted over five thousand years ago in Asia, brought by Christopher Columbus to Europe, it has rich therapeutic properties to the human being.

Blood Circulation

The strong concentration of quercetin, a natural flavonoid, which enhances blood circulation and high silicon content, helps prevent thrombosis and aging veins and arteries.


The sulfur compounds of the onion enhance the anticoagulant effect and help prevent unwanted coagulation of blood cells. In addition, they allow lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and promote the function of the red cell membranes of the blood.

Designfoto’s photo.     Raw or cooked, the onion prevents cardiovascular problems and protects against the harmful effects of fats in the blood.


Quercetin helps lower blood glucose levels and improves plasma insulin levels, two factors commonly associated with diabetes.

Degenerative diseases

The risk of colorectal, laryngeal, mouth, esophagus, and ovarian degenerative diseases has declined for those who regularly eat onions. A group of scientists at Kumamoto University in Japan extracted a natural onion substance, called ‘onion A’ (ONA) and applied it to rats with ovarian’s epithelial tumor, the most common type of disease, which presents a survival rate of only 40%. This experience has resulted in a longer survival of treated guinea pigs and lesser development of their nodules (read more at http://www.healthnewsline.net).

Free-Photos’s photo in Pixabay.   Onion consumption fights bad cholesterol.


The consumption of raw onions helps to completely eradicate four strains of bacteria known to cause cavities and also periodontal disease.

Weight Loss

The phytochemicals in the onion break the fat and cholesterol deposits in the body (it has a purifying and diuretic function).

Respiratory System

It is effective in eliminating phlegm, cough, hoarseness, and mucus.

Hans Braxmeier’s photo in Pixabay.    The onion delights many people in the kitchen and is a complete and beneficial food for your health.


Onion consumption, as well as garlic, improves blood vasodilatation and lowers blood pressure, preventing stresses such as glaucoma (hardening of the eyeball, excessive internal tension, which reduces vision and causes headaches).


The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of the onion help to suppress earaches and ear infections. Right at the beginning, you can use a bit of the central part of the onion to place it on the outside of the ear.

Hans Braxmeier’s photo in Pixabay.    The onion stores sugars that turn brown when heated.


Onion juice can be applied externally on the scalp to treat dandruff and prevent hair loss.


The copper content in the onion improves bone density, which may be beneficial for women who are in menopause.


A high concentration of dietary fiber, such as fructan, helps efficient digestion.

Ben Scherjon’s photo in Pixabay.     Red onion is slightly sweetened and more suitable for a cold salad.


Applying a slice of onion on top of a scar helps to recover the skin in that area. It can also be used in a wound to disinfect and stem the blood.


A slice of onion in the sunburn immediately relieves discomfort and pain from too much sun exposure. For added comfort, you can use an onion after being stored in the fridge for a few minutes.

Acne and Skin Infections

Create a paste through boiled milk with a little bread and then mix this paste with grated onion, it helps treat acne and skin infections. The paste must act for one hour, then wash it with lukewarm water.

Animal Bites

If you are bitten by a bee, a snake or a spider, you can relieve the pain and swelling of the stress brought on with the application of onion juice.


This text is an awareness. According to the season of the year and the moment in which you are, it is up to each one to feel if they should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.



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