Onions are kitchen ingredient that could be found in every Indian household. And surprisingly, we are unaware of onion’s amazing power to make our body look healthier and beautiful apart from adding onion in dishes.
In the following article, there are some effective and unknown uses of raw onion in enhancing health and beauty.
Following are the health and beauty benefits of onion on our body, apart from eating and cooking.
1. Eliminates gloomy and dull Skin
Onions has enough sulphur, antioxidants, and vitamins present in it, which helps in restoring natural beauty of skin, rather than leaving it supple and radiant. Consuming raw onions purifies blood and keeps skin glowy and healthy.
2. Prevents premature aging of skin
Onions are embedded with vitamins and antioxidants, which helps in fighting early signs of aging and it keeps skin wrinkle-free.
3. Onion lightens patchy and dark skin
Onion juice is very effective for lightening patchy and dark skin, and removing skin pigmentation, when it is mixed with turmeric powder. And if you suffering with a sensitive sin, then you must apply a pack of 1 teaspoon of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of raw onion juice and ½ teaspoon of milk cream.
4. Fights skin infection, acne and scars
Onions have antiseptic qualities, which makes it a great ingredient in fighting with acne, scars and skin infections. Apply onion juice directly on skin or mix it with olive oil and almond and massage it gently on affected area of skin. It is effective in healing insect bites along with fighting scars.
5. Onion promotes hair growth
Directly massaging onion juice on skin scalp helps in improving the blood circulation in head which boosts the hair follicles for more hair growth. Otherwise a solution of rose water, onion juice mixed in equal proportions can also be made and sprayed on hair and leaving it undisturbed for 30 minutes before washing off the hair.
6. Removes the dandruff
Apply onion juice directly on scalp of hair and leave it for 30 minutes before washing hair with a shampoo. Or prepare a hair mask with mixing a scoop of plain yogurt, onion juice, and dried lemon peels. This will remove and control hair dandruff.
General onions’ health benefit
- Onions help in improving the digestive system of body
- Adding onions in everyday diet helps in improving the bone density of body.
- Taking onion juice mixed with honey helps in relieving congestion and removing phlegm from chest.
- Onions helps in controlling blood pressure and blood sugar level. It lowers the cholesterol level from the body.
It is very important to use raw onions for all beauty tips to be effective. Also, cooked onion loses essential nutrients which benefits body and skin.
Also, do not apply raw onion and its juice directly on the skin, before performing a patch test. Make sure one is not allergic to it.