10 Beauty and Health Benefits of Raw Onions

For centuries the onion has been known to have all sorts of „powers“ which contribute to improving our lives and health. Even though this vegetable is not the most popular among the people, just because of the smell and the ability to cause teary eyes. Well, also because it makes ones breath offensive. But other than that, it is filled with healthy properties, making its usage in the daily cousine more and more often. We can find it on a pizza topping,salad and all kinds of dishes.

I bet that people would use more onion in their cooking if they found out the benefits they could have from it. For an example, the onion boosts the growth of the hair. Thanks to the sulfur in the onion, the blood circulation in the scalp is improved, and with that, the collagen is boosted, creating the necessary conditions for hair growth. Take the juice out of one onion, mix it with a little honey and lavender oil and massage it onto your scalp. Of course, after that wash your hair with regular shampoo. You can do this as many times as you want until you get to the results you want.

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The onion can also regulate blood sugar. Thanks to the characteristics within it, it can increase the level of insulin in the body and help fight diabetes Type 1 and Type 2. Furthermre, its compounds can help with preventing various forms of cancer, such as liver, brain, bladder, ovarian, breast cancer. If one is at a higher risk of experiencing some of these diseases, consuming one onion a day might improve the situation.

The onion’s properties are truly remarkable. Maybe even, like no other food. If consumed on a daily basis, a person can forget about the high blood pressure, or clogging of the arteries, and even experiencing a stroke. For the onion has in itself antioxidants which are good for your health. Not only would this prevent any possible diseases coming your way, but will also boost the immunity system, creating an infection-resistable wall. In addition to this, the density of the bones will also be increased. The development of the disease called osteoporosis with some people cannot be stopped, except with the onion. It has the power to slow down the dissolving of the bone and the bone-connecting tissue.

Now, let us trasfer to the oral cavity. As much as the onion can give you a bad breath when you eat it, the good it does to your mouth is unbelievable. The properties it possesses fights bacteria and reduces the possibility of gum disease and cavities. Additionaly, chewing it can help with gum pain. Now, if you have asthma or other breathing problems, onions are the solution you’d like to turn to. They loosen the airway muscles and releive you from any breathing problems. Be careful not to consume it if it may root an allergic reaction, for it will cause the opposite effect.

Moving on, one tablespoon of onion juice mixed with a little yogurt can make your skin glow. With the help of the antioxidants your face will be without wrinkles, dark spots or acne. And finally (and this is an unbeliveable one), onion juce has prove efficient in getting rid of head lice. So, as peculiar as it sounds, rub a little onion juice on your scalp, put a cap and hold it for several hours, then wash it. Afterwards comb your hair to remove the dead lice. Do this three days in a row, and you will be lice-free.