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Do you that onions are very good for the health of hair, finger and toe nails and even the eyes.
Onions contain a number of sulfides that help in lowering blood lipids
Onions have anti-allergy properties, apart from being slightly laxative.
Onions help drain out mucus from the cavities and loosen phlegm, in turn alleviating the symptoms of sinus.
Onions help the body in destroying worms and other parasites.
Researches have revealed that onions prolong longevity.
Since onions have the property of helping lower blood sugar, they are good for those suffering from diabetes.?

Asked by Josna, 30 May '09 06:01 pm
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Yes onions contain powerful compounds such as Quercetin and Chromium make it a very healthy and valuable vegetable. Quercetin, which is recognised as being a more potent antioxidant than vitamin E, is a multi-tasking flavonoid which helps to keep the body in peak condition, aiding to fight a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to colon, prostate and breast cancer. Onions are an effective source of this increasingly valued compound; in fact, absorption of Quercetin from onions is twice that from tea and three times that from apples. Onions also contain very high levels of chromium which helps maintain a positive hormone balance and to combat PMS.
Answered by Janis, 30 May '09 09:05 pm

 
  
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All such advices shall be followed judiciously. The more dosage in odd seaon may affect the health. The food availble in range of 150 km accordingly season coupled with the excercise which till the body sweat, will not invite the above dieasees. The other food may be taken occssionally and the environment may be created according to the exercise i.e arobic & Kungfu in A. C., swimming in all seasons, Yoga in tropical region in all seasons etc.
Answered by raman, 30 May '09 07:07 pm

 
  
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Yes please, we know about it, thanks for reminding
Answered by iqbal seth, 30 May '09 06:05 pm

 
  
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My granny used to give onion juice mixed with honey to infants to drainout mucus .white onion eaten with curd rice,is supposed to give protection from sun stroke.
Answered by hotchips, 30 May '09 06:04 pm

 
  
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Onions have a variety of medicinal effects. Early American settlers used wild onions to treat colds, coughs, and asthma, and to repel insects. In Chinese medicine, onions have been used to treat angina, coughs, bacterial infections, and breathing problems. The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of onions for the treatment of poor appetite and to prevent atherosclerosis. In addition, onion extracts are recognized by WHO for providing relief in the treatment of coughs and colds, asthma and bronchitis. Onions are known to decrease bronchial spasms. An onion extract was found to decrease allergy-induced bronchial constriction in asthma patients. Onions are a very rich source of fructo-oligosaccharides. These oligomers stimulate the growth of healthy bifidobacteria and suppress the growth of potentially harmful bacteria in the colon. In addition, they can reduce the risk of tumors developing in the colon. Cardiovascular Help Onions contain a number of sulfides simi ...more
Answered by Global Solutions, 30 May '09 06:03 pm

 
  
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Oh.. really.. thanks for this inforamtion... i eat it manytimes....
Answered by bansari khatri, 30 May '09 06:03 pm

 
  
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I did not know that much. Thanks for enlightening
Answered by Whizkid, 30 May '09 09:12 pm

 
  
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We use raw onion in house
Answered by Dinesh C S, 30 May '09 07:14 pm

 
  
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