Throwing away the peel when using onions is one very common mistake that almost every makes without even knowing the benefits that the onion peel has.
A lot of dietary fiber, antioxidants and flavonoids are found in its outer brown layer of the onion. They are all good for the skin. The peel actually has more antioxidants than onion by itself.
It also has quercetin which is a powerful pigment that prevents clogging of arteries and reduces hypertension. The peel also has antibacterial, anti cancer, anti fungal properties and it contains flavonoids that destroy free radicals since they are good antioxidants.
Using onion skin will improve your health and will reduce the following risks: Obesity, Colon cancer, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and gastrointestinal problems.
There is a tea recipe made from onion skin that is very healthy and beneficial. To prepare this recipe:
Store all the onion skins in a jar. To make the tea, add a few pieces to a bowl, add boiling water to them and cover it. Let it soak for 15 minutes. After that strain and drink the tea, usually before bed.
This tea is helpful to those with anemia because of the sedative properties.
Because of its insoluble fiber which helps with the peristaltic movement of colon, onion skin is considered to be very healthy. This fiber detoxifies the body, balances pH and prevents cancer growth.
However, it should be noted that pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use it.