Medicinal Value of Onion

If I say onions, does it bring tears to your eyes? Many of you are very much familiar with how much tears onions bring to the eyes when we dice it in the kitchen. Onion has an important role in our daily life apart from that we are very much unaware of the important medicinal value of onion. So this article helps you to find more medicinal application of onion.


Onions are an important ingredient in any culinary item. Can you imagine a thick soup or curry without onions? Can you imagine any Chinese food item without onions? Can you imagine any fried food without fried diced onions, also known as "Beresta"? Onion is a vegetable that goes with dishes having thick curry and even dry food items without any curry. Until now, these facts are known to all those who are regularly cooking dishes in the kitchen. But here I am going to discuss about the important medicinal value of onion which is still unknown to us.

Onions in cooking vegetables

As we already seen the article of medicinal value of ginger and it's importance in cooking similarly, onions are an unavoidable kitchen element. Just like gingers, onions have huge medicinal benefits. Onions can be used in any form in any dish. If you think that you are going to make a curry, then nicely chopped onions can be used. If you want to keep the curry in a minimal form, then also you can use onions. But this time use bigger diced pieces of onions. You can use onion paste, if you think of cooking chicken or fish curry. Therefore, onion in every form is very useful in the kitchen. Now let us discuss important medicinal values of onion
Medicinal Value of Onion .

Medicinal values of Onions

  1. Like garlic one of the best medicinal value of onion is it can can act as a Cholesterol controller. Onions are able to decrease the amount of LDL (bad cholesterol) in our body. Therefore onions help to keep our heart healthy.
  2. Onions are rich in vitamins and fibers. So if you keep them in your daily diet you will can replenish a lot vitamin C and fiber in your body.
  3. In continuation to point 1, Another major medicinal value of onions is it is capable in regulating blood sugar level. Many people have the misconception that since onions grow underground they help in increasing the blood sugar level in the body. But the truth is contrary to this fact. Onions are very low in calories, so you can consume quite a few onions a day, yet not increasing much of your belly fat.
  4. If you are suffering from prolonged stomach pain, then your doctor might suggest you to take few cc of onion juice. Onion juice helps in rejuvenating the intestines and removes any infections of the stomach.
  5. Immunity power building is another medicinal value of onion. Onions contain phenolic compounds that helps us to develop our immune system.
  6. Since onions are high in fiber, they help in the metabolism functions of the body. They help our body to assimilate the nutrients from whatever we eat. Have you ever wondered why onions are always kept in the salad portion. It is due to this reason. No matter how unhealthy you eat after having the salad, the onions present in the salad, helps in better metabolism of your food.
  7. I don't know how many of you are actually going to believe this last benefit. Chewing onions help eradicate tooth decay and mouth ulcer. Although it leaves a bad breath in your mouth. To eradicate that bad breath you need to chew a gum additionally. But recent researches has proven this fact about onions. So now people who avoided onions because of bad breath may give it a thought.

I hope after reading this article you are smiling when you are thinking about onions. Onions are an integral part of our immunity. The list of medicinal value of onion that I have written here are a proof to that. So start cooking with onions. Let me know how was the recipe and if this article brought any change in your lifestyle.

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Author: K Mohan09 Jul 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

I do appreciate the author for getting the right information and appending here the medicinal values of the onion. Only yesterday I came across the news item that we have to dice the onions only just before cooking and we should not dice and make it pieces well before. Some households has the habit of dicing the onions over night and taking it for use the next morning. As per the scientists and doctors, storage of diced onions would invite gathering of bacteria which is harmful to health and even food poisoning. So households must take care on this issue. For that matter any vegetable should be cut just before cooking and should not be cut or diced hours before.

Author: Swati Sarnobat03 Dec 2018 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Adding to this, it has many health benefits. It reduces the risk of obesity and prevents problems such as heart stroke and cancer. They contain rich antioxidant property, a high level of vitamins and minerals. Raw onion lowers the production of LDL in the body.

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