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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.

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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The bulb onions thrive well in warm to hot climates of 15-30oC with optimum temperatures for plant development ranging between 13oC and 24oC.
Any variety of ordinary bulb onions grown from seed or sets will have better flavour and better keeping properties.
But even as many take up the technology, few farmers know how to efficiently use the various irrigation systems for more yields.I visited farmer Mary the other day in Machakos when she had just harvested her bulb onions.
So far, DA has temporarily suspended the importation of bulb onions while waiting for the results of probes by PCC and the National Bureau of Investigation.
Pungent bulb onions and mild leeks are best for soups, stews and other dishes that cook for a long time.
Havey's research showed that bulb onions that were stored for 90 days accumulated sucrose from the breakdown of the more complex fructans, thus retaining the thiosulfinates and becoming sweeter in the process.
Green onions, I am told, are also a bit easier on the digestive system than mature bulb onions. And they grow milder yet when cooked, as they are in this easy but intriguing pan-toasted green onion flatbread.
After the farmgate price of local onions dove by 50 percent due to the unimpeded entry of imported bulb onions in the market and alleged price manipulation by traders, the Department of Agriculture has decided to provide cooperatives capital and reefer vans to help local farmers cope.
Sow leeks in deep trays, bulb onions and cabbage in modules