I’m sure most of us have heard of onion juice being a wonder potion for the hair, right? Well, what if I told you that onion juice will not only benefit your hair, but has way more benefits than you could think of!
How about we look into some of them:
- Helps fight signs of aging:
Onions contains antioxidants one of which is quercetin, which is very powerful in its anti-aging potential. It can help counter the signs of premature aging and keep signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines at bay, as it can help fight free radical damage and protect the skin.
Onion juice is a great remedy for greying hair. Onion juice can help increase catalase. This enzyme can help naturally darken one’s hair.
- For softer and smoother lips:
Using onion juice for lip skin can help make the lips softer and more supple as it can help exfoliate the skin and promote skin regeneration.
- Stop hair fall and regrow hair :
Onions are rich in sulphur. This property of onions is beneficial to promote blood circulation on the scalp and provides stimulation to the hair follicles and improves collagen (a protein that can prevent hair follicle damage and promote hair root strength) production that nourishes the hair follicles, makes the hair grow faster and roots grow stronger. READ MORE – Onion Hair mask – treat hair fall and thinning hair
- For dandruff and scalp infections:
It has antibacterial properties that can treat and reduce dandruff and other scalp infections.
- For hair lustre and shine:
Our hair often gets damaged and dry due to the kind of water we use, hair styling products, pollution, ultra-violet (UV) rays, over exposure to sunlight, etc and therefore onion juice can help restore hair lustre and shine over time and restore the bounce to your hair.
For reaping the best benefits of onion juice, you can either consume raw or cooked onions by adding it to your culinary preparations or add it to your salads. If you’d wish to drink onion juice, then adding it to a drink with some other ingredients would be ideal.
- Relief from colds and coughs:
Onions have immunity boosting properties and can help cure colds, coughs, fevers and sore throats.
- Can improve digestion:
Onions are rich in fibre and can thereby boost digestive health as they help maintain the healthy bacteria in the gut.
- Can help promote weight loss:
Consuming onions can help promote body metabolism in turn aiding weight loss by increasing calorie burning.
- For pain relief:
Onion juice can help promote better bone health and relieve pain caused by arthritis or muscle pains as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
How to make onion juice at home, in two ways:
Wash and remove the skin of one big sized onion and then grate this onion using a food grater. After this step, either using a strainer or a muslin cloth, squeeze the juice out of the grated onion and collect it into a small container and it is ready to use. READ MORE – CUCUMBER WATER RECIPE AND ITS BENEFITS
Method 2: (This method is relatively easier and quicker)
Wash and remove the skin of one big sized onion and roughly chop it into 4 to 6 big pieces and grind it to a fine paste, using a mixer grinder. Then using either a strainer or a muslin cloth, squeeze the juice out of the grated onion and collect it into a small container and it is ready to use.
- Onion juice can cause burning when consumed as it is and therefore, do not over consume. Mixing onion juice with other ingredients is essential.
- Applying onion juice directly on skin maybe harsh and has to be mixed with other ingredients for skin application. If you have sensitive skin and if it causes you skin irritation, rinse off immediately and discontinue its usage.