The onion plant (Allium cepa), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Onions are cultivated and used around the world. As a food item they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys. They are pungent when chopped and contain certain chemical substances which irritate the eyes. Learn about the following health benefits that eating onions gets.
1. Rich source of vitamin A
Onions are rich in vitamin a which aids good vision, helps boost immune system and cell growth.
2. Relieves pain and inflammation
Rubbing onion juice on the area if bitten by a honeybee is known to provide immediate relief from the burning sensation and the pain.