Tuesday, June 6, 2023


ONIONS (Allium cepa Linn) are packed with vibrant flavor, onions are a staple food throughout the world. It is a close relative of other Allium family members such as garlic, leeks, and shallots. Onions are not grown commercially in Malaysia. Malaysia are net importer of fresh onions. It is grown for its edible bulb, which most often serves to flavor a variety of foods. This plant originates from central Asia, but it can be found around the world today. Cultivation of onion started 7000 years ago and resulted in creation of numerous varieties of onions that differ in size, shape, color and taste. The amazing onion offers layers of flavor, color, and texture to a wide variety of dishes and cuisines. It has also been used in traditional medicines since ancient times for its health promoting and curative properties. Bombay Onion, Brown Onion, Bulb Onion, Common Onion, Onion are some of the popular common names of Onion. Onions are categorized as being either green or dry onions. Snow White Hybrid Onion, White Granex Onion, Bianca Onion, Gladalan White Onion, White Spanish Onion, Mild Onions, Candy Hybrid Onion, Walla Walla Sweet Onion, Granex Yellow Hybrid Onion, Texas Super sweet Onion, Sweet and Early Hybrid Onion, Yellow Ebenezer Onion, Savannah Sweet Onion, Sweet Spanish Hybrid Onion, Texas Grano Onion, Giant Red Hamburger Onion, Salad Red Onion are some of the popular varieties of Onion which is grown throughout the world. The blog "Anim Agriculture Technology" write about the important of onions.

Onions are an Anti-Microbial Effects in which we can find several microorganisms around us as well as in our body that normally harms our body. In that case onion extracts and essential oils may suppress the growth of harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria and yeasts. So onion must be included in our regular diet to remain safe from these harmful microorganisms. It also relieves Stomach Aches in which onion has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that give relief to upset stomach and other related gastric disorders. This is due to the saponins that can be found in onions. These saponins have anti-spasmodic abilities that ensure that stomach disturbances do not continue and that your bowels are clear and smoothly functioning. Onion able to boosts Sexual Drive and considered to increase the urge for a healthy sex life. One tablespoon of onion juice along with one spoonful of ginger juice, taken three times a day, can boost the libido and sex drive.

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Onion able for the treatment for Heart Ailments. Onions act as anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners, which in turn avoids the red blood cells from forming clumps. These blocks and clots can lead to heart disorders or cardiovascular diseases. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases, considered mainly by high blood sugar levels. Research done in animals has shown that onions can help to lower blood sugar levels. This has also been shown in humans. Research in diabetics found that 100 grams of raw onions per day led to a considerable reduction in blood sugar levels. Raw onions may be beneficial in the management of both type 1 and 2 diabetes, but more research is needed.

Onion consists of ample number of phytochemicals that act as a stimulant to vitamin C within the body. The efficiency of vitamin C, and subsequently your immune system, is increased when you eat onions, since it boosts your immune system against toxins and numerous foreign bodies that can lead to disease and illness. It good for teatment for Cough and is one of the undesirable problems that are cured by consuming an equal mixture of onion juice and honey. This solution can relive sore throats and coughing symptoms.  Osteoporosis is one of the common health problems which are seen mostly in postmenopausal women. Proper and healthy diet is one of the main preventive measures for this problem. Several animal research has shown protective effects against bone deterioration and may even increase bone mass. Apart from that research in women over 50 years of age discovered that regular onion consumption is connected with increased bone density. From this research study it is confirmed that onions may reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women and must be included in our regular diet. 

Onions are used as Insect Repellent.  Onion juice is one of the best insects repellent available in our home. You can apply onion juice to reduce the pain caused from honeybee stings. Fresh onion juice or paste can be used for external applications for other insect bites and scorpion stings as well. The smell of onions may causes insects to flee, which is why onions can be used as insect repellents as well as a form of sting treatment. Onion juice mixed with honey or olive oil is one of the best treatment for treating symptoms or signs of acne. Onions are also notorious anti-inflammatory vegetables, so the active compounds in onions can decrease the redness and swelling which is commonly allied with skin conditions like acne. It helps to reduce the related pain and inflammation of conditions like gout and arthritis. This article divided in 4 segments namely Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 respectively. Thanks for reading.

M Anim,
August 2020.
Updated at
June 2023

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