We often throw away a lot of things that are beneficial, but if you knew they were beneficial would you throw them away? The skin of the onions is well known for its benefits. The layers of skin or the peels we throw away from the onion can do wonders for our skin but you have to know the right way.
We cannot eat them because they are not edible and the flavor is not going to be very pleasant but they are filled with benefits.These are some of the ways that the onion skin can be helpful for you.
1. IT IS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY.
You can store it in water overnight and use the remaining water after all the beneficial agents have been absorbed by the water. It can be used for rashes, allergies or skin eruptions.
2. IT KEEPS FLIES AND INSECTS AWAY.
If you’re someone who’s haunted by flies and mosquitoes in your home, onion peel can help. Use the same water mentioned above and place it outside your windows and doors. The strong smell of the onion skin water will repel insects.
3. AS A HAIR CONDITIONER.
After thoroughly washing your hair, just rinse it with some onion skin broth. It will leave a softening and nourishing effect on your hair.
4. REDUCES CHOLESTEROL.
Yes, onion skin can also lower your bad cholesterol levels. But that doesn’t mean you can replace it with exercise or healthy eating habits. Make an onion skin broth and drink it on a daily basis. You can add some honey or sugar in it if you don’t like the taste.