As a rule, onion husks are thrown away, but in vain. True, some mistresses use it as a harmless food color, for example, decoction of the decoction of broths, giving them a golden appetizing look, or painting Easter eggs. But they hardly guess that they give the broth not only a beautiful color, but increase its nutritional value, more precisely - vitamin. Ogorodniki use the onion husks from the pests of the garden. Not the last place it occupies in cosmetology, folk medicine. Useful properties of onion husk, its medicinal qualities no longer cause any doubt.
- Onion husk in the garden
- Onion husk storage
- Benefits of onion husks for health - recipes
In the fifties of the last century, scientists began to consider onion husks as a source of valuable medicinal properties. Then the doctor of medical sciences Yu.F. Shcherbak published his observations on the antimicrobial properties of the extract from the husks of onions, and V. Levitskaya and S. Kutumov was offered a natural paint from it to stain in the laboratory conditions histological preparations.
In subsequent years, Kuroda Tika (Japan) patented a method for obtaining from onion husks of quercetin. The German scientist K. Herman reported that from it a crystalline powder had been isolated, which turned out to be a glucoside substance. In 1958, he also published his studies on the study of flavonoids.
In 1959, L.M. Zinchenko proposed using the onion husk as a raw material for obtaining medicinal preparations with the properties of vitamin P (similar to routine). At the same time, Kuroda Teak again patented an improved way of obtaining quercetin from it. This product, according to the author, has bactericidal properties, is suitable for the treatment of atherosclerosis, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract..
Later, scientists of the former USSR and other countries continued to study the chemical composition, therapeutic properties of onion husks, proving that this is far from kitchen scum.↑ to the contents ↑.
Onion husk in the garden
Onion husks are usually much recruited (from me) after harvesting during the selection and sorting of onions for storage. It is not very clean, dusty. Just this I use in the garden for pest control. All particles of dust and earth settle to the bottom when preparing infusions or broths. The most important thing is to carefully strain so as not to clog the sprayer.
Decoctions and infusions are good against aphids, meadow bugs, caterpillars of scoops, spider mites, piavits, coffins, fruit flies, ordinary earwigs.
To prepare the infusion, take 200 g of onion peel, pour 10 liters of warm water, insist 4-5 days, then filter, use for spraying plants in the fight against pests. Treatments are carried out every 5 days no more than three times.
Or another recipe: onion husks fill the bucket to half, pour 10 liters of hot water, I persist for 24 hours, then filter, dilute 2 times with water, I spray the plant with the solution obtained.
To protect from the moth, I spray the apple tree with the infusion immediately after flowering. I repeat the treatment every 7 days for a month.
Collecting onion husks, it is more practical to divide it into two parts - clean separately from spoiled or dirty. The first will go for medical or cosmetic purposes, and the second - for the benefit of plants.
Take the onion husks, pour water at room temperature, insist for three days. The resulting infusion diluted with water - they are sprayed or watered plants.
If you steal food for animals or poultry at home, do not forget to throw 1-2 handfuls of onion husks there, and if you do not steal food, then boil or insist it by adding a decoction or infusion into the drink to animals, especially the bird. This will only benefit..
Decoction of onion peel can be used as a food color when cooking culinary, confectionery, various drinks.↑ back to content ↑
Onion husk storage
In a dry place onion husks can be stored, without losing activity, for years.↑ back to content ↑
Benefits of onion husks for health - recipes
The most common water decoction of onion husks is a concentrate of substances of P-vitamin action. In this capacity, it can have a curative effect in hypertensive disease, atherosclerosis. Effective is a recipe: 5 tablespoons of chopped fir, spruce or pine needles mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of chopped wild rose, 2 tablespoons chopped onion peel. Pour 700 ml of water, boil on low heat for 10 minutes. To insist the night in the heat. Strain, drink instead of water by, liter per day. Treatment is carried out for 2-3 months.
Water broth and infusion of onion husks beneficial effect on the work of the heart. They have a diuretic effect, help to remove excess sodium and chlorides from the body. Antimicrobial, even antiviral properties allow using them as a disinfectant. Possessing P-vitamin activity, aqueous preparations of onion husks also, like rutin, strengthen blood vessels, make them more elastic, permeable..
With amenorrhea (absence of menstruation in women), the next broth is prepared: 1 cup of peeled onions cook in 1 liter of water for 10 minutes. Take in place of water. If after 7-10 days of treatment the menstruation does not begin, then it is necessary to drink napar from the rue of medicinal, oregano, chernobylnik, tops of cannabis, baskets of blossoming sunflower and husks of onions (take equal parts). One tablespoon of the crushed mixture pour 1 cup of boiling water, boil for 1-2 minutes, insist 1 hour, strain. Take 2/3 cup 3 times a day before meals.
In amenorrhea, the Bulgarian healer Vanga recommends: cook the husks from 3 kg of onions in 3 liters of water until the water turns dark red. Infuse drink in the morning and in the evening for 150 ml.
Water decoction or infusion of onion husks have cosmetic properties. Rubbing in the roots of hair not only strengthens, strengthens their growth, but also cleanses the head of dandruff, makes hair silky..
With hair loss, dandruff, nesting baldness, dry or oily hair, you can prepare the following composition: mix crushed oak bark, onion husk - ratio:. Mix a glass of 1 liter of boiling water, keep it on low heat for 1 hour. Strain, rub into the scalp.
Brew 50 g of peeled onions with a liter of boiling water to infuse for 10-20 minutes. Apply to rinse hair after washing your head. Hair gets a golden hue.
Professor V.V. Efimov proposed a "golden recipe" that helps with neurosis, chronic inflammation respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract, skin diseases, especially psoriasis, strengthens the defenses organism.
"Golden recipe put a handful of chopped pine needles (30-50 grams) from the end sprigs of a young pine in enameled dishes. Pour 2 liters of water, add 1 tablespoon chopped onion peel, 1 teaspoon of chopped licorice root or its powder. Boil on low heat for 20 minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons mashed fruit of dog rose, boil for another half a minute. Wrap a blanket or pour into a thermos, soak for 10-12 hours, bring it back to a boil, boil for 1 minute, put it again for 12 hours in a thermos or under a blanket. After that, drain, once again bring to a boil, chill, drink without rules and norms - per day 1-2 liters. You can use this broth as a drink in a small company.
When applying licorice in this recipe, we must remember that long-term use of it is undesirable, since it can violate electrolyte-water balance, lead to the formation of edema, a violation in the genital area, other consequences.
Three teaspoons of chopped onion peel pour, l of water, boil, insist 4 hours, drain. Gargle with this broth throat with sore throat.
Take the onion husks, put them in a jar, pour the table vinegar so that it is covered completely. Close the jar with compress paper or parchment, tie it. Leave for two weeks at room temperature. After two weeks, remove the husks, drain the vinegar, lightly dry. Cover the skin surrounding the corn with petroleum jelly or other fat. Put a layer of husks 2-3 mm on the corn. Tie for the night. In the morning, steaming his leg, gently, without effort, scrape off the corn. If the corn is large, the procedure should be repeated.
When diabetes: 2 tablespoons chopped beans pods put in enameled dishes, there is also - not a very large handful of onion husks. Pour 200 ml of boiling water, wrap it in a warm blanket for 2 hours. Then strain, squeeze, drink 2 tablespoons 3 times a day for 30 minutes before eating. Thus it is necessary to keep to a diet. A month and a half drink - a week break, then repeat treatment.
Cooking decoctions or infusions is very simple. In enameled dishes put a handful of onion husk, two or three times washed with cold water from dust, then boiled or boiled with boiling water, like tea.
If you get a strong infusion or a decoction, then it can be rubbed into the roots of the hair, and to wash the head poured into a basin of warm water, wash the head, as usual.
You can drink a decoction of onion husk like tea, without a special norm, diluting with boiling water or mixing with ordinary tea. It does not spoil the taste of tea, because it is an aqueous solution of the routine, and the latter, being glucoside of quercetin, has neither smell nor taste.
If a yellow or brown precipitate forms on the bottom of the dish, then this is the routine itself, which is used in scientific medicine for diseases accompanied by increased fragility, permeability of capillaries, especially as a prophylactic for prevention of hemorrhage in the brain, heart, retina due to brittleness capillaries.
Apply rutin with scarlet fever, measles, typhus, purpura (small hemorrhages in the thickness of the skin, mucous membranes)..
Still - if the doctors recommend the patient to take ascorbic acid (vitamin C) simultaneously with the purpose of routine in order to increase their joint therapeutic action, then the broth or infusion of onion husk is useful to add to vitamin products: compotes, hips, fruity, vegetable juices, kissels, when preparing homemade sweets, gingerbread, cookies, etc. Do not forget to prepare a family herbal tea throw a pinch of chopped onion husks.