The first and most important thing to do before you go out to collect it is to be well informed about its appearance, because its leaves are almost identical to the poisonous lily of the valley. Let’s find out what each looks like. One thing is for sure, if you break the leaves of the bear’s onion a little, you can smell the pungent garlic scent.
If you don’t quite trust yourself, buy it at the market or you can get it at the vegetable stalls of larger supermarkets.
What is bear’s onion good for?
Don’t miss out, as it has very important health benefits!
1. A powerful detoxifier
It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins C, D, A, B, zinc, iron, potassium, sodium and essential oils.
2. Strengthens the immune system
Thanks to its high content of active ingredients, it supports the weakened body and strengthens the immune system in the long term. If possible, eat raw, mixed with yoghurt or olive oil. Its vitamin C content protects against colds and infections.
Recommended for varicose veins, thrombosis and various vascular diseases.
4. It can help prevent the development of digestive tract cancer
It is rich in fibers and vitamins, so regular consumption can prevent stomach, colon and rectal cancer. Nutrition experts say that at least half of our daily intake should be vegetables.
5. Against urinary tract diseases
It stimulates urine excretion, has antibacterial and antiviral properties. In case of severe urinary tract infections, it is recommended to consume a tincture of bear’s garlic four times a day for a month. This cure is also recommended for the prevention of kidney stones.
6. Strengthens the nervous system
It stimulates blood circulation in the brain, thereby improving memory, calming you down, and can also help against insomnia. Also recommended for spring fatigue, depression and mental overload.