Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Onion Home Remedies

Hoarseness in the throat is cured by eating onions baked in hot ashes and mixed with ghee or butter.

Onions for Hemorrhoids:
For those afflicted with bleeding or non-bleeding hemorrhoids, eating raw onions either daily with their food or chopped onions mixed with ghee or sugar is most helpful.

Onions for Constipation:
Raw onions eaten with food helps to relieve constipation.

Onions as Aphrodisiac:
Onions act as an effective aphrodisiac. Steam a few onions, squeeze and extract the juice (1/2 cup), add 2 tablespoons of ghee. Drink daily on an empty stomach.

Onions for Menstrual Disorders:
Eating red onions helps to correct menstrual disorders. Remember to eat raw onions a few days before your menstrual period.

Onions as Sleeping Drug:
Red onions also form an efficacious sleeping drug. Eat raw onions with your dinner. They bring you sound sleep.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Onion Coughs Remedies

Homemade Onions Recipes for Coughs

Onions form a useful remedy for coughs and bronchitis. They can be taken as a decoction.

Cut 3-6 onions, put into a pint of water, boil for 5-10 minutes, strain and sweeten with honey. Drink 5-6 times a day, 3 tablespoonsful at a time.

They can also be prepared as a syrup. Boil quarter pound of chopped onions in half a bottle of water for 5-10 minutes, strain, add 10 tablespoons of sugar and boil gently until it is of a thick syrup consistency.

Dose: 2-6 teaspoonsful per day.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Homemade Onion Recipes for Better Health

Onions are an incomparable aid to health.

Onion Recipes #1
Take four medium size onions, sliced. Pour one cup of hot water, leave to macerate for two or three hours. Strain and drink two or three times a day, before meals.

Onion Recipes #2
Grate one or two onions as finely as possible. Mix together with a spoonful of bee's honey, and take two to three times a day. In the West this same preparation is taken in a glass of wine.

Onion Recipes #3
There is another preparation of onions known among ancient physicians for certain complaints.

Macerate 100 grams of finely chopped onions in a litre of pure coconut arrack for 48 hours; press and strain through a fine cloth, and drink two tablespoonful in the mornings on an empty stomach, for eight or ten consecutive days preferably when the moon is on the wane or at the time of the new moon.

This recipe is effective for anaemia, exhaustion, bronchial complaints, flatulence, dropsy, urinary infections, arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes and gravel retention in urine. It lowers the blood-sugar level.

Health Benefits of Onions

Onions are popular because they add taste to our food. Onions have highly curative values which are known only to a few people.

The botanical name for it is Allium Rubrum. In Sanskrit, Red Onions are known as 'Plapandu' and Bombay-onions or Allum-Sepa is known as 'Bukhadusana' (giving a bad smell in the mouth).

They grow freely in the dry regions of Sri Lanka. Their origin is believed to be from Egypt. The onion is a tonic, a diuretic, vermifuge (expels worms from the body), emollient (having a softening and soothing effect) and an antiseptic.

It has been held in high esteem through the ages. Its uses are many. It has been useful during epidemics of plague and cholera. It has been praised as an aphrodisiac.

The Egyptians have a traditional onion soup after a night's revels, as the custom in some regions. They have the practice of taking onion soup to a young couple after their wedding night.
It has been considered a contributing factor in longevity.

The Bulgarians are known as great eaters of onions and it is believed that they have a good record as centenarians. It has been said that onions help colour the hair, and foster hair-growth.

It has been recommended in old Ayurveda texts for obesity. Those who were fat were advised to eat raw onions.

Onions give the best of results when eaten raw, for cooking partially destroys their active properties contained in highly volatile oil. Their raw juice is an irritant, but onions should be eaten raw as often as possible, in salads or added (chopped finely) to soups and vegetables.