Onions are chock full of anti-cancer sulfur compounds which are highly beneficial for cancer chemo-prevention. Advanced studies have shown that onion may be inhibit liver, colon, prostate, lung cancer etc. with high antioxidant properties which also reduce not only oxidative stress, free radicals but also xenobiotics. Green onion is highly beneficial for women to prevent ovarian cancer where white onions are not effective for prevention of cancer. This communication suggested the briefly possible mechanism of action of various onions and also illustrate the techniques to cut an onion to maximize anti-cancer compounds and minimize eye irritation.
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Source: Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Chittagong, Bangladesh