Benefits of Onions
Use in Asthma
Crush onions and inhale the vapours for relief in cough, throat and respiratory diseases and lung affections. Onion has repeatedly been shown to lower our risk of several cancers, even when we consume it in only moderate amounts. Moderate generally means 1 2 times per week, even though in some studies it has been used to mean up to 5 6 times per week. Colorectal cancer, laryngeal cancer, and ovarian cancer are the cancer types for which risk is reduced along with moderate amounts of dietary onion. For other cancer types, however, moderate intake of onion has not been enough to show significant risk reduction. For these cancer types including esophageal cancer and cancers of the mouth daily intake of onion is required before research results show significant risk reduction.