Onions are a part of allium family and is valued for its medicinal properties around the globe. Numerous health and beauty benefits of onion are accredited to onions. They have antibiotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial properties and are rich in sulphur, fibers, potassium, vitamin B and C, water, protein, starch, minerals, etc.
Besides the delicious taste, this easily available vegetable can cure many diseases and can make you healthy. One of the most important things is that the health benefits of onions don’t get degraded when they are heated or cooked (not overcooked).
Beauty benefits of Onion
For Dark Lips
Dark lips may be attributed to many factors such as smoking, use of low quality cosmetics, hormonal imbalances, etc. Onions juice can treat dark lips by removing the dark layer when applied regularly and makes them pink naturally.
Treatment of Anemia
Even anemic conditions can be improved by eating onions along with jaggery and water, because this adds to the mineral content of the body, especially iron, which is an essential part of producing new red blood cells. Therefore, anemia, also known as iron deficiency, can be prevented by having a health amount of onions in your diet.
For blemishes, sun spots from your face you can mix one tbsp of onion juice with vinegar. Mix the mixture and apply it directly on the spot as a spot treatment. You can also apply it all over your face for even complexion. Vinegar and onion act as one of the best natural spot-reducing remedy because of them are acidic in nature. Apply the paste 2-3 times a day and the acid properties will reverse the oxidation of your skin and will also break up the melanin which will reduce spots/blemishes and will give you even complexion with regular use. One of important beauty benefits of onion.
For Acne and Pimple
The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of onion are responsible for fighting acne and acne causing bacteria which will in-turn give you a radiant look. Onion juice mixed with honey or olive oil is said to be best treatment for treating symptoms or signs of acne.
Dark Spots and Pigmentation
Onion juice is excellent for getting rid of dark spots and pigmentation. The rich variety of phytonutrients and antioxidants in onion nourish your skin while removing the skin impurities. You can prepare a face pack by mixing equal quantities of onion juice and fresh yogurt. You can also add a few drops of any essential oil for a pleasant aroma. Massage your face with this mixture, using gentle circular movements for 10 to 15 minutes. This should be done daily for best results.