This article is dedicated to the amazing antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic and medical properties of onion skins, which may come to you as a surprise but it’s true.
Some very interesting information has recently surfaced about the amazing health benefits of onion skins and the high amount of nutritional ingredients they contain. It’s been discovered that onion skins are a rich source of fibers, flavonoids, and vitamins A, C and E. Among the flavonoids we must mention quercetin, which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. The onion skins are the richest source of quercetin, which has the ability to lower your blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels and eliminate arterial plaque buildup.
Although, onion peels aren’t edible, but they are quite useful if you understand their beneficial properties. Here are some ways in which onion skin can be helpful to us.
Yes, onion skin can also lower your bad cholesterol levels. But that doesn’t mean you can replace it with exercise or healthy eating habits. Make an onion skin broth and drink it on a daily basis. You can add some honey or sugar in it if you don’t like the taste.
It has anti-cancer agents.
Along with being anti-inflammatory and filled with antioxidants, onion peels contain an enzyme known as ‘Quercetin’ which helps in fighting cancer cells. You can prepare onion skin tea and have it every day before bedtime.
It helps fighting stomach infections.
Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, onion skin broth can also be used as a tonic for stomach infections. If your doctor has advised medications, you can couple them with the onion skin broth as well.
As a hair conditioner.
After thoroughly washing your hair, just rinse it with some onion skin broth. It will leave a softening and nourishing effect on your hair.
It is anti-inflammatory.
You can store it in water overnight and use the remaining water after all the beneficial agents have been absorbed by the water. It can be used for rashes, allergies or skin eruptions.