During the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, the workers were supplied with onion and radish to the heavy lifting. Because onions are considered to be the secret of vitality and strength. And until today, has maintained the reputation of the onion as the elixir of life. And an amazing cure. So onions can influence the sugar metabolism and cholesterol levels.

In garlic, onion & Co unsuspected healing stick forces

Onions have a strong irritant effect on the digestive system, and in particular the liver, gall bladder and pancreas. However, they also contain self-the active herbal ingredient Glucokinin, promotes similar to the Insulin the pancreas and the Sugar metabolism and the sugar content in the blood lowers.

The disinfecting power of the onion was used in the middle ages to protect against plague and Cholera. But even today, the onion, and their spicy-tasting siblings for medical Surprises:

  • The sulfur-containing compounds from onion and garlic cell walls and cholesterol, and contrary to protect against the attack of Free radicals and act as vascular occlusions such as myocardial infarction or stroke.
  • Garlic and onions have due to their ingredients Allicin and Ajoen a similar effect as acetylsalicylic acid, which is today taken by many people in low dosage as a prevention against thrombosis and heart attack.
  • Onions or garlic also help to absorb radioactive radiation. After the reactor accident of Chernobyl, Russian scientists had found that even a relatively low radiation vessels doses, changes in the blood such as atherosclerosis and disorders in the fat metabolism. They recommended, however, onion and garlic, as their ingredients to increase the fluidity of the blood and the cholesterol values.
  • The sulfur onion ingredients the formation of Cholesterol affect the liver directly. They inhibit the formation of “bad” LDL and “good” HDL.
  • Scientists at the East Birmingham hospital in England reports that zinc deficiency is one of the reasons for the Emergence of age spots. In the case of consumption of zinc-rich foods, such as onions, the spots could disappear again.
  • The active ingredients of the onion for inconspicuous scars after injury or operations. From the ninth week to the wound care regular scar care must be made with a Gel made from onion extract. The Gel is twice massaged into the skin daily for ten to 20 minutes in the scar region.

To apply the onion

Onion syrup for cough and cold: Several large onions in slices and brown sugar mix. Of twelve hours. The juice that forms, is several times taken on the day tablespoon. Alternative: The onions are steamed with rock sugar, the resulting syrup a spoonful at a time taken every hour.

Onion hemorrhoids porridge for external treatment (in the case of inflammation, abscesses): mix Chopped onions raw with a little water to form a paste and the affected areas of the body to apply.

Onion: calories and ingredients

Ingredients (per 100 g edible portion) Leek (Leek) Spring onion Chives
Calories (kcal) 24 23 27
Potassium (mg) 225 260 434
Calcium (mg) 87 39 129
Calcium (mg) 18 12 44
Phosphate (mg) 46 29 75
Zinc (mg) 0,3 0,4 0,5
Selenium (µg) 5
Fluoride (µg) 10 40 50
Iodine (µg) 1,3 2,0 4,0
Carotenoids (µg) 350 620 300
Folic acid (µg) 56 54 20
Vitamin C (mg) 30 26 47
Cholesterol (mg) 0 0 0