The onion (Allium cepa) is a multipurpose vegetable that can be used in both culinary and medicine. The Allium genus includes garlic, shallots, leeks, scallions, and chives. It is regarded to be one of the first grown vegetables on the planet. In actuality, the Romans, Greeks, and many other nations have used it as nourishment and medicine for a variety of ailments for thousands of years….CONTINUE READING
Furthermore, contemporary research has discovered various medical qualities as a result of onion’s use as a herbal remedy. For example, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antithrombotic, anticancer, antioxidant, and heart- and liver-protective properties.
Even with all of these potential health benefits, onions may cause adverse reactions in some people. The following are four medical disorders that are exacerbated by eating onions, according to Healthline.
1. Irritable bowel syndrome.
According to healthline, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10–15 percent of Americans. Symptoms include bloating, stomach pain, cramps, gas, generalized weakness, and irregular bowel movements ranging from constipation to diarrhea. Some people may need to avoid onions temporarily or permanently since they can trigger or exacerbate IBS symptoms.
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, occurs when the contents of your stomach reflux into your esophagus, the tube that connects your stomach and throat. As a result, you may get a burning sensation in your chest. Certain foods, such as onions, can trigger heartburn by relaxing the LES, according to research published in 2000.
Bloating is a condition in which the stomach is filled with gas and can be very uncomfortable. Onions can induce significant bloating if eaten frequently. Bloating is caused by the onions’ fibers.
4. Onion allergy.
It is possible to have a food intolerance or allergy to onions, according to an article published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, but such cases are unusual. Those with onion allergies may experience red, itchy eyes and rashes if an onion comes into contact with their skin. Onion allergy sufferers may experience nausea, vomiting, and other stomach issues…CONTINUE READING