Onion (Allium cema L.) has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient times. Besides being used to make various dishes and salads, onion is also made into a beneficial tea that can do wonders for your health.
In the rest of the text, you can find out more about the healing properties of this tea and how to prepare it yourself at home.
Onions contain many useful ingredients, the most important of which are quercetin and allicin. Quercetin has an antioxidant effect and fights against free radicals, which are the cause of many diseases. In addition, quercetin is thought to help treat asthma and allergies. Some other medicinal ingredients in onion are glycosides, essential oil, folic acid, vitamin C, minerals like potassium and sulphur, etc. Also, it is known that onions contain 91% water.
Onion tea has been used since ancient times as a folk remedy for sinus inhalation and cough. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, black onion tea strengthens the immune system and helps fight colds and flu. Onion works by dissolving mucus and improving the blood supply to the mucous membrane. Then, this tea also has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, by strengthening the heart and protecting blood vessels, as well as regulating blood sugar levels. Thanks to its diuretic effect, black onion tea cleanses the body of toxins. Since it contains large amounts of sulfur, black onion tea is extremely good for cleansing the liver. Onion also has a laxative effect, so it can be used to regulate digestion and stabilize intestinal flora. Also, black onion lowers cholesterol, thins the blood, prevents the formation of clots, and it has been proven that this tea can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
Black onion tea also has a beneficial effect on mental functions, so it is often recommended to prevent dementia. Sulfur from onions has been proven to improve brain function and delay brain aging. Onion tea can also be used to make poultices that are applied to pimples, scratches, cuts, cuticles, warts, stings and insect bites, and various fungal skin infections.
Recipe for preparing this tea:
Take 2 large heads of onion with the skin, wash it and cut it into 4 parts. Cook with the shell in 1 liter of water, until a third of the water remains. Then, strain the tea and let it cool. The taste of this tea is not very pleasant, so if you wish, you can add some other ingredients, such as ginger. Onion tea can also be made from onion skins alone. You can sweeten the tea with honey to taste. Drink this tea several times a day. Another way to make onion tea is to mix 2 heads of onion, 1 small celery, 200 g of parsley and pour water over this mixture.
Onion tea can also be used for inhalation. Namely, while brewing tea at a moderate temperature, you can get close and inhale the fumes. Since onion irritates the mucous membrane of the nose and causes tears, it destroys the bacteria on the walls of the airways.