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Herbal medicine
A perennial culinary herb that contains volatile oils and vitamins B and C, which has a long tradition among herbologists and an antidiabetic, antihypertensive and antiseptic. Onions inhibit platelet aggregation by blocking thromboxane synthesis, reduce glucose in diabetics and may contain a natural enzyme inhibitor that blocks the growth of cancer cells. Raw slices may be applied for insect bites or as a poultice for bruises or sprains. Onions and garlic reduce the incidence of atherogenic diet-induced cholesterol gallstones in experimental models.

onion

(ŭn′yŭn) [AS. oignon]
The edible bulb of the onion plant (genus: Allium), cultivated as a vegetable.

onion (unˑ·yn),

n Latin name:
Allium cepa; part used: bulb; uses: antimicrobial, lowers blood glucose, diuretic, general tonic, topical wound healing, loss of appetite, thickening arteries; precautions: allergies.

onion

Allium cepa; feeding of large quantities of bulbs causes hemolytic anemia, the hemolytic agent is n-propyl disulfide.

onion grass
romulearosea (R. australis).
onion grass
+ Helminthosporium biseptatum causes incoordination and fall in fertility rate to very low level. Called also romulosis.
onion weed
bulbinebulbosa.

Patient discussion about onion

Q. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I want onions a lot and even I eat onions raw. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I want onions a lot and even I eat onions raw…I don’t know the reason…I don’t know what good it has done to me but wanted to know that can this do any harm?

A. Carry on…..eat…..no problem…but for you information it’s good and why…. you must know……as it have phytochemical flavonoid - Quercetin, which keeps your cardiovascular health good. Quercetin also neutralizes your free radicals. It helps to reduce your hypertension.

Q. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I don’t know why I love taking onion rich food. I want onions a lot and even I eat onions raw…I don’t know the reason…I don’t know what good it has done to me but wanted to know that can this do any harm?

A. Carry on…..eat…..no problem…but for you information it’s good and why…. you must know……as it have phytochemical flavonoid - Quercetin, which keeps your cardiovascular health good. Quercetin also neutralizes your free radicals. It helps to reduce your hypertension.

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Bulb onions mature in response to changing amounts of daylight.
Exposure to prolonged cold can cause bulb onions to bolt, and plants grown from sets are more prone to bolting than those grown from seedlings.
Last year, DA Secretary Emmanuel Pinol and the local government unit of Miagao headed by Mayor Macario Napulan signed a memorandum of agreement for the conduct of technology trainings on bulb onion and garlic with an allocation of P1.
Depamaylo said that bulb onion and garlic farmers from selected barangays in the municipality including Bolocaue, Taal, Cavite, Pungtod Monteclaro, Tigmarabo, Cubay, and Cubay Ubos are taking part in the training.
Alternative Onions Not every climate is great for growing bulb onions, and in some years, unusual weather can lead to substandard crops.
If bulb onions aren't near the top of your shopping or garden-planting list, they should be.
Gardeners growing bulb onions have to choose among planting with seed, sets or seedlings.
12 to 16 Walla Walla or other young bulb onions with green tops (optional); bulbs should be 2 to 2 1/2 inches wide 1 salmon fillet with skin, 2 1/2 to 3 pounds 3 lemons 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar Olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dry tarragon leaves Salt and pepper About 1/2 cup honey mustard
Mid-January is the time to start bulb onions and artichokes from seed indoors.
He spaces onion sets 1 inch apart, harvesting them to use as green onions until they are about 5 inches apart; these he allows to mature into bulb onions.
Start seed for transplants of bulb onions, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, and some early tomatoes and peppers.