Benefits of using this onion extract range from therapeutic to medicinal.
Onion water is a homemade extract gotten from either blending and straining onions or by juicing directly.
The potential benefits of its usage is why you should start using onion water now.
Rich in vitamins C, B6, and folic acid and an extensive supply of calcium, magnesium, iron, chromium, and phosphorus, drinking a glass of Onion Water on an empty stomach in the morning can do a lot for the body.
Onion water improves circulation thereby promoting digestion. Onion has substantial amounts of fiber known as oligofructose which is a soluble fibre.
Onions also have a good supply of Insulin, a dietary fiber responsible for the healthy bacteria present in the intestines, which promotes a healthy bowel movement.
Onion water is very good for hair, especially natural African hair. It contains trace amounts of sulfur, which is one of the essential nutrients in promoting hair growth.
A study has shown that applying onion juice on hair and scalp twice in a week for two months can stimulate hair growth. It can also be applied to hair as a cure for dandruff.
Apply the onion water to the hair and scalp using a cotton ball or pad and massage gently for around five minutes using your fingertips.
Cover with a shower cap and leave on for about 20 minutes. After that, wash off with regular shampoo and water.
According to Bordia, A. et al, onion water helps to reduce cholesterol and can thereby improve heart health. Although garlic is said to be more effective than onion, onion water has also been known to prevent lipid accumulation in the aorta.
Diluted onion juice has substantial amounts of Vitamins A, B, and C. It is also rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus.
Onion water mixed with honey is used as a cosmetic recipe to clear the skin and prevent the occurrence of acne.
Onions also contain Quercetin and bioflavonoids which can lower inflammation, fight pain and help to build better resistance. Onion juice contains thiosulfates and cepaenes.
These compounds have properties that can inhibit inflammatory cell influx in humans.
As a result, they can be used as anti-inflammatory medicine and treatment of swellings.