Here are some uses and health benefits of Onions. Onions are commonly used with many food preparations, They are very popular as they can also be eaten raw mixed in salad and in our "kinilao". As for health benefits, onions increase the flow of urine, are slightly laxative and have antiseptic qualities. For sinus condition, they help to drain mucus from the cavities and loosen phlegm. Onions also have been found valuable for the hair, nails of the fingers and toes, and for the eyes.
They also have been recommended for cases of asthma (difficult breathing), bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia, influenza and colds. Onions has also improved cases of low blood pressure, insomnia, neuritis ( inflammation of nerves), vertigo (dizziness), and obesity. It will also help destroy worms and other parasites in the body. A poultice of crushed onions applied to the chest has been reported to relieve cases of inflammation of the lungs (pleurisy). These are some health benefits of Onions. So why don't you add this spice to your special recipe?
Same poultice preparation can also relieve boils on the skin. Even with my adobo, I put onions and ginger because of it's health benefits. Indeed by eating it raw you get many health benefits of Onions.