The blue onions will help your liver. If you have hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver (especially if the disease began due to alcohol), the revival recipes below are for you.
The liver is an organ that plays an important role in the work of our body. It works as a filter, protecting us from toxins and bringing them out. Therefore, it is so important to carefully take care of the liver. The best way to fight liver disease is to avoid it by following simple rules. And in many ways, liver health depends on what we eat. A simple Google search will provide a list of good and bad foods for liver health.
The recipes below, which are based on blue onion, can not only clean your liver and improve it functionality, but also heal it in a case of hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver (especially if the disease began due to alcohol).
What is a blue onion?
More likely, you know it as red onion (Allium cepa L.). People call this vegetable red because of the bright unusual shade. The red color is caused by natural pigments called anthocyanins. The same stuff makes shiraz grapes that lovely deep purple color and blueberries blue. It is also called purple or Spanish onion.
They are also sensitive to changes in pH. Under alkaline conditions, the red hue changes to a bluer tinge. If you cook red onion with alkaline foods, such as nuts, lentils, and some vegetables, those anthocyanins revert to their blue hue.
The benefits of blue onions have been proven for a long time. In general, any onion is able to destroy bacteria, is effective in the presence of helminths in the body, and successfully helps the body resist viruses. In fact, the medicinal properties of onions have been recognized since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease, and mouth sores. They, along with garlic, are even proven to prevent cancer.
Like other onions, blue ones contain fiber and vitamin C but have more health benefits. They contain a higher amount of antioxidant compounds, flavanols, and anthocyanins compared to white or yellow onions. They also contain quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine benefits. Moreover, this type of onion is less irritating to the intestinal mucosa.
There are a few variations of recipes with blue onions that effectively clean, restore and heal the liver (shown below). The most popular is a sugar infusion of blue onions.
Sugar infusion of blue onions
This revival recipe provides a treatment that is especially beneficial for people with hepatitis and those who have developed cirrhosis of the liver (especially if the disease began due to alcohol).
- 1 kg (2.2 lb) of blue onions
- 0.9 kg (2 lb) of sugar (it is better to use brown sugar since it acts more effectively in combination with onions)
You can use natural honey instead of sugar if you are forced to limit your carbohydrate intake. Fructose is an option for people with allergies to honey or suffering from diabetes.
- Wash thoroughly and grind blue onions (the finer, the better)
- Add sugar
- Mix everything thoroughly
- Pour into a jar and close the lid
- Place in a dark and dry place for 10 days
- After 10 days, stir the mixture, strain, and pour into another jar or bottle
How to use
- Take 3 tbsp 3 times a day 30 min before meals
- In the case of cirrhosis, the daily dose is recommended to increase to 6-7 tbsp
- Depending on the state of health, the course of treatment can be from 1 to 3 weeks
Interesting facts about our liver
- It turns out that the liver is the second largest organ in our entire body. In the first place, human skin, on average, weighs almost 24lb (11 kg). The average weight of the liver is about 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). And in third place is the brain – in a person of average height, it weighs 2.6-2.8 lb (1200-1300 g). The size of the liver depends on the weight of the body. Scientists claim that the body needs about one gram of liver for every kilogram of body weight in order for the liver to do its job effectively.
- This is incredible but true – the liver performs more than 500 important functions in the body. Among them is the neutralization of foreign substances (allergens, poisons and toxins), participation in blood clotting and the digestive process, as well as the synthesis of many substances necessary for the body.
- The human liver serves as a depot (storage place) for a fairly significant volume of blood – about 10% of the total blood of the body. In addition, the liver constantly passes blood through itself, about 1.4 liters every minute.
- The liver is one of the few organs capable of regeneration – restoring its original size if, for any reason, part of the organ has been removed. This unique ability makes it possible to transplant part of the liver from one person to another.
- The liver is an actual battery of our body. It replenishes and stores energy reserves of carbohydrates, due to which, in critical situations, the level of blood glucose rises, which prevents the onset of hypoglycemic coma.
- The liver is a storehouse of vitamin substances. If a person gets sick, the liver comes to the rescue. It gives away those vitamins that the body urgently needs for treatment. These are vitamins such as A, B12, and D.
- Not every one of us knows that it is thanks to the liver that we have a body temperature of 98.6 F (36.6°C). It is actually responsible for heat formation and maintaining body temperature. If the external air temperature drops, the liver begins to warm the body, supporting its vital activity.
- There are more than 50 liver diseases. By the way, the liver never hurts, even if it is in the degree of decomposition. Nature has arranged so that there are no pain receptors in the liver. Therefore, in principle, it is difficult to determine liver disease without undergoing a special examination.
- Due to the environment, stress, malnutrition, the use of drugs by the age of 35-40, it is rare to meet a person with a healthy liver. The largest factor in chronic diseases of this organ is alcohol – 25%.
- The most dangerous drugs for the liver are antibiotics because they disrupt the work of the organ and destroy protective microorganisms.
- In ancient Greece, the liver was recognized as a more valuable organ than the heart, so the Greeks did not propose “hand and heart”, but “hand and liver”!
- Translated from the Lezgin language, the word “liver” means “lek”. Oddly enough, “eagle” means “lek” in their language also. Highlanders long ago gave dead people to be eaten by birds of prey. Those, in turn, immediately pecked out the liver and then everything else. Therefore, it was believed that the human soul is located in this organ. While eating the liver, the soul moved into the bird’s body.
Recipes from blue onion to support and heal your liver
With juniper fruits
In order for bile to move away better through the ducts and not cause harm with its stagnation, it is recommended to take this mixture that will be beneficial in the treatment of the liver.
- blue onion — 10 bulbs
- salt at the tip of the knife
- bread kvass – 370 ml
- juniper fruits – 50 gr (approximately 1 tbsp)
- Wash the blue onions thoroughly and grind them
- Fill the mass with kvass, add honey and salt
- Put a mixture into a metal container
- Cook on a stove on low until the onion becomes soft
- Cool it and strain with a gauze cloth
- Grind the juniper fruits, pour 500 ml of water, and steam over low heat for fifteen minutes
- Set aside the juniper water until the fruits settle at the bottom, strain it, and add boiled water to a level of 500 ml
How to use
1 tbsp of the onion mixture should be taken 5 times a day, followed by 1 tsp of juniper water.
For liver support and recovery as well as prevention of liver pathologies, you can use a blue onion tincture with dry wormwood on white wine.
- 1 kg of blue onions
- 250 g of natural honey
- 2.5 liters of dry white wine
- 100 g dried wormwood
- Peel the onion bulbs and grind them (you can use a blender for grinding)
- Add dry wormwood and honey to the onions
- Pour wine into the mixture
- Set aside for 3 weeks
How to use
- Drink 50 grams per day
- Timing is flexible
- Strain with a gauze cloth before drinking
This recipe is a good option for those who want to restore the liver but at the same time have some problems with the gastrointestinal tract. It is also the easiest way to include this product in your daily diet. Oven-baked onions can be served as a side dish to meat, poultry, or fish, as well as an original and tasty snack. However, it is important to remember that onions should be baked, not fried or stewed. When interacting with hot oil, onions lose most of their beneficial properties and, at the same time, accumulate dangerous carcinogens that can provoke liver pain in a healthy person. It is necessary to bake onions without salt, pepper, and other crossings, as they can reduce the effectiveness of the recipe. While baked onions have the ability to remove excess water from the body, salt, on the contrary, retains moisture in the body and contributes to the formation of edema.
- 400 g of blue onions
- Peel and cut onions
- Place onions into a baking form
- Sprinkle them with sugar
- Bake the mixture at a temperature of 150 – 180° until a golden crust appears (in about 7-10 minutes of cooking).
These recipes can be combined with the intake of various medications, particularly with a hepatoprotective effect on the liver.
Note that all of them have been tested by generations, and in most cases, they do not cause any harm. However, before using any of the above revival recipes, we recommend consulting with a doctor. This will help to avoid the appearance of potential side effects and complications.
These recipes are not recommended to people with
- Mechanical jaundice
- Various etiologies of gastrointestinal ulcers
- Individual intolerance to onions
- Kidney problems
- Sand and kidney stones
- Diabetes mellitus
- Cholelithiasis and other diseases.
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