10 Health Benefits Of Onions, Garlic And Ginger

The efficacy and potency of the trio of onions (Allium cepa), garlic (Allium sativum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) should be known by everybody.
It is highly necessary for an individual to know why these three spice-related food items should be included in at least one of each of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eating these trio foods or one of the three will go a long way in preventing some diseases, preventing someone from visiting the hospital for treatment, thereby spending thousands of naira on treating diseases.
Garlic contains at least 33 sulphur compounds like aliin, allicin, ajoene, among others, which all have different health functions in the body.
10 Health benefits of Onions, Garlic and Ginger are listed below
1. Proper breathing:Garlic is good for respiratory challenges especially if a person has asthma. Garlic could be used with avocado leaves and grinded kola nut, which are then mixed together with honey and water.
2. Cure for pneumonia:Pneumonia is a disease often caused by the micro-organisms called bacteria. Bacteria have different shapes and forms like rod, cocci or bacilli. Pneumonia leads to high fever, intense chest pain, fast and shallow breathing, painful, short and dry cough.
Grinding some quantities of garlic and mixing it with honey helps cure the disease.
3. Cancer:The efficacy of garlic is so much that it helps to reduce the emergence of cancers (either sarcomas or carcinomas). There is a saying that,“eat a garlic a day and keep the doctor away.”
4. Better eye vision:Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. This substance stimulates the eyes’ lachrymal glands so they release tears. Scientists used to blame the enzyme allinase for the instability of substances in a cut onion.
Syn-propanethial-S-oxide helps to give a better vision to the eyes.
5. Anti-high blood pressure:A good number of Nigerians suffer from high blood pressure and related diseases leading to hypertension or even stroke. The component of someone’s daily food should contain some garlic, either in cooked form, or grinded form or even if it could be chewed. This is because, garlic is a very good anti-high blood pressure spice.
6. Ginger and onions better than vinegar:Someone could decide to cook raw meat with vinegar. It is safer to cook with raw onions and ginger and even with garlic. They make the meat tender, just like vinegar, but they are not processed chemicals like vinegar, since they are in their natural forms.
7. Cure for diabetes:There have reported cases of diabetic patients, whose condition became better, when they started eating garlic on a daily basis. Some of these people, who were hyperglycaemic before they started eating garlic, in no time had the sugar content in their blood reduced as a result of consumption of garlic.
8. Cure for incessant cold and catarrh:Continuous cold, cough and catarrh could be cured by soaking some quantity of sliced onions in a bottle containing some amount of honey. This is then left for at least 8-10 hours in order for it to ferment a bit. The resulting product is very ideal for cough.
9. After meal medicine:Eating ginger after each meal is ideal, as it also reduces the effects of someone coming up with cold, cough and catarrh.
10. Effective purgative:The trio of onions, garlic and ginger could be grinded together and then mixed with some quantity of water, and drunk once in a day. They help to purge or cleanse the digestive system, especially by causing easy evacuation of the bowels.

Leave a Reply