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onion

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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I first came to appreciate shallots when I discovered certain French brown sauces--to which shallots are added toward the end of cooking-and the addictively buttery sauce bearnaise.
The cells were then treated with fresh and dry shallot extract (at 0, 5,10, 25, 50,100, 200 [micro]g) for 24 h.
It creates an ideal environment for growth and development of Shallot plants at different environmental conditions [22].
This salad gets its unmistakable sweet-salty crunch from caramelized shallots, an addictive staple in Vietnamese salads.
Chicken 'Adobo' with Preserved Pork and Shallot Sauce
1 cup vegetable oil 2 1/2 ounces thinly sliced shallots
I believe," she replied, "that shallots are a variety of onion, therefore it seems to me that you could legitimately include them without straying from the topic.
2)Peel and finely slice the shallots and add to a mediumsized saucepan with the butter.
For Vinaigrette, in a small saucepan over high heat, bring orange juice, juice of 1 tangerine, shallot, fennel seeds and tarragon to a boil.
The popularity of the shallot with celebrity chefs has pushed it into the mainstream.
Whisk the flour/cream mixture into the reduced shallot and tomato cooking liquid.
While the shallot is still young, varieties of vegetables with short life spans, like turnips, mustard greens or radishes, are successfully grown as companions without inhibiting the growth of either these or the shallots.