If you are familiar with home cooking, then, perhaps, every day you have to send to the garbage chute … onion peels? What’s so special about that? – you say. This is what we want to talk about now.
What are the benefits of onion peel?
The benefits of onion peel have been known in Russia for a long time. We have already spoken about the fact that it can be used to dye hair golden, while studying vegetable dyes widely used at home. It is also known that our grandmothers, and we now, are painting Easter eggs. So, what are the benefits of onion peel? Everyone knows about the benefits of onions, because this is said about him: “Onions are from seven ailments.”
Onion peels are rich in biologically active substances. It includes vitamins A, E, C, PP, group B, phytoncides, the flavonoid quercetin, mineral salts of potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium and a number of other elements. Therefore, onions and their husks are truly real healers of various diseases. It is a natural immunostimulant, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be used as a cold remedy.
Onion peel helps to cleanse blood vessels and strengthen vascular walls, reduces the risk of blood clots. It also stimulates blood circulation and has the ability to lower blood pressure.
Decoctions of onion peels can be used as an expectorant, diuretic, choleretic, vitamin, antimicrobial and vasoconstrictor. For a long time, in folk healers used tincture of onion peel for stomatitis, periodontal disease and even sore throat.
Further, you can continue listing the advantages, but let’s return to the chemical composition and focus on a flavonoid called quercetin. It is he who gives this bright golden color to the husk, and when dyed – to our hair.
How beneficial is quercetin for beauty and health?
Quercetin is a flavonoid. It is not a drug, but many medical experts believe that its merits and benefits for the human body are clearly underestimated.
It has long been known that quercetin is a powerful antioxidant, it reduces oxidative processes in the body and slows down aging. Quercetin is able to stop the formation of the well-known “free radicals” that lead to damage and death of healthy cells and alter the normal functioning of DNA.
Quercetin reduces the risk of inflammatory diseases and protects against toxins. It is used for diabetes, asthma, heart and vascular diseases, cancer prevention and treatment of the prostate gland, cystitis, atherosclerosis and skin diseases, chronic fatigue, and viral infections. Quercetin normalizes blood cholesterol levels and can lower blood pressure.
Each of us receives quercetin with various herbal products. But if you purposefully include fruits and vegetables in your diet, then you get much more than usual. Doctors recommend consuming up to 15 – 40 mg of quercetin daily. Quercetin is found in dark red and blue plant foods. Onions, apples, citrus fruits, dark berries, red grapes, olive oil, cocoa, black and green tea are especially rich in quercetin. Undoubtedly, onions and their golden husks are in the lead on this list.
Various compositions can be prepared from the husk:
Decoction… In this case, the husk is poured with water (1/10), boiled for 25 – 30 minutes over low heat. Then you need to strain, cool and add a little boiled water (until the original volume is obtained). Keep refrigerated. The broth can be used for internal and external use.
Infusion… 3 tbsp. l. 500 ml of boiling water is poured into the crushed husk and left in a water bath for 10 minutes, then it should be filtered and left to infuse for 6-7 hours. After that, the resulting solution can be stored in the refrigerator and, if necessary, used for rinsing, compresses and ingestion. In all cases, the solution should be heated to a warm state.
Extract… First you need to make an infusion, then evaporate it to 1/2 volume.
Ointment… We get the ointment if we mix the extract with baby cream. It is used externally for skin problems. Instead of the extract, you can use finely ground husks.
Oil… Pour the crushed husk with any warm vegetable oil, insist for a month, strain and use for external use (mainly for skin diseases).
Tincture… The husk is crushed and placed in a glass container, then poured with vodka in a ratio of 1/6. Insist 10 days in a dark place. The tincture is used externally for disinfection.
Onion peel is an effective remedy, but it should be used only after consulting a doctor, since each of us has our own individual characteristics and state of health.
Contraindications to the use of onion peel can be …
- Gastrointestinal diseases with exacerbation.
- Strict diets.
- Taking some medications.
- Alcohol consumption.
- Intolerance to any of the components that make up the onion peel.
The healing effect will be provided to everyone. The main thing is your doctor’s permission.
But almost everyone can shade their hair with beautiful shimmers of golden husks (if there is no allergy). In addition to beauty, the hair will have a healing effect. I personally know examples from real life when this simple remedy made hair more beautiful, healthier and thicker.
Quercetin has regenerative properties that result in faster wound healing. It also regulates blood pressure, accelerates insulin secretion and slows down the natural aging of the body.
You can buy it at the pharmacy (as prescribed by your doctor), but it is easier to use the golden onion husk. When drinking tea, add a few husk leaves along with black or green tea, or when cooking soup, add these leaves to a saucepan. And the soup will become more useful, and the shade will become beautiful and appetizing.
Author: Tatiana Dmitrieva
Source : mylitta.ru