Without onions our food is incomplete. It is used in all cultures and that is thousands of years too. Their culinary and medicinal values make it a part of our food daily.

The benefits include:

• Keep the cholesterol levels normal
• Bring the blood pressure down
• Have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effect
• Have anti-cancer effect
• Diminish the risk of clots
• Improve lung function
• Inhibit bone loss in postmenopausal women
• Have high levels of chromium which is good for sugar metabolism, and helps to maintain a positive hormone balance to combat Premenstrual Syndrome
• Stimulate the growth and function of the good bacteria and act as probiotics

Onions are safely eaten by most of the people. Eating large quantities of onions can lead to stomach distress and gastrointestinal irritation. This can result nausea and diarrhoea.