Both the flesh and the peels gently wrapping the onions can be consumed. They make an exceptional nutritional package we shouldn’t ignore. The peels of an onion contain an impressive amount of minerals, vitamins and many other essential health micro-elements: calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium, copper and chromium.
From the onion peels that we usually throw up we can prepare a tea with outstanding healing effects: antiseptic, diuretic, purgative, anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic properties. Onion tea is recommended by alternative medicine to treat many respiratory, cardiac and rheumatic diseases.
Benefits of the onion tea
If we browse through the remedies used by our grandparents, we will certainly find many recommendations on onion peels tea. The same nutritious and healing elements from the onion peels are also found in the garlic pees, apples peels and in the green tea.
Cure for cough, asthma and bronchitis
The onion tea is especially good for treating cold and flu symptoms because of its exceptional expectorant effects. Dry cough and bronchitis are conditions that can be easily treated with the use of onion decoction. This magic potion is prepared from 2 whole onions (with peels), washed and boiled in 1.5 liters of water for 15 minutes. The decoction must be drunk on an empty stomach, or with some honey for a more tolerable taste.
Strengthens the heart and prevents heart diseases
The onion peels contains strong elements which can boost the immune system and heart health. The tea made from onion peels can make an outstanding cure for patients with hypertension. Regular drinking of onion tea will significantly enhance the general health state of the body. Recent studies have found that the onion peel tea is ideal for preventing heart disease, lowering the risk of heart attack, thrombosis and vascular brain injury.
Relieves muscle cramps, rheumatic pains, arthritis
To relieve headaches and muscles aches, is recommended to have a cup of tea made with a teaspoon of onion peels and 200 ml of hot water. Allow it to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain and drink half a cup at 18 o’clock, and the other half at 21 o’clock. The treatment with onion tea in this case may take several months, but the effects can be seen after 3 months of continuous consumption.
Treats irritated eyes and protects the sight
Did you know that symptoms of tired eyes, lile redness and irritation can can be relieved with onion peel tea? The consumption of onion tea is very helpful in maintaining the visual acuity and prevents the change of glasses with larger diopters.
Regulates menstrual disorders
The tea prepared from a tablespoon of onion peels and 300 ml of water, greatly helps regulating the menstrual cycle. Drink the onion tea in 3 rounds per day. The treatment lasts a week, and usually begins on the 10th day after the end of the menstrual period.
Destroys cancer cells
The thin onion peels are hiding even more important therapeutic properties than we can possible imagine. For example, the flavonoids included in the onion peels have the power to kill cancer cells and fight tumors. Tea onion can be used both to prevent and treat different types of cancer: brain, lung, intestine, prostate or breast cancer.
Onion tea is also an excellent medicine for:
- Stimulating the production of biliary secretion.
- Preventing capillaries breaking
- Treating swollen legs.
- Treating gastrointestinal disorders.
Tea made from the peels of onion or garlic should be freshley prepared and consumed daily. Shouldn’t be kept more than 24 hours.