Onion or Pyaaz has a strong pungent smell and is used in various forms to impart flavour to dishes. There are various types of Onions such as white, red and spring Onion that can also be used raw in salads. Chopping Onions produces a volatile, sulphur-rich oil that causes teary eyes. It activates the tear glands in our eyes and produces tears.
Incorporating raw Onions in your diet during the summer season is the best way to protect yourself from heat stroke. Onions also help ease bowel movements thereby managing various digestive disorders.
According to Ayurveda, Onion may help improve erection time due to its aphrodisiac property. External application of Onion juice, paste or oil help remove excessive dryness, prevents hair fall as well as promotes hair growth due to its Snigdha (oily) and Ropan (healing) properties.
It must be kept in mind that excessive consumption of Onion may cause various digestive problems, especially in people suffering for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Onion : Allium cepa, Plandu, Yevnesth, Sukand, Piyaaz, Pyaj, Piyas, Kando, Nirulli, Dungali, Ullipaya, Vengayam, Venkayam, Peyaj, Ganda, Piyaz, Kanda, Bawang, Cuvannulli, Garden Onion, Common Onion, Besala