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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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But not all was well as there were no bags of onion sets and two varieties of seed potato were absent.
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Plant out onion sets to required spacing - about 10-15cm (4-6in) apart along the row
Plant out onion sets to their required spacing, usually about 10-15cm (4-6in) apart along the row.
Ground rules Plant the onion sets, with just the tips showing, about 10cm apart.
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Now is a good time to prepare ground and plant shallots and onion sets.
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On our super rich onion bed those little brown onion sets are waiting eagerly to go in.
Shallots and onion sets can be planted - shallots at 6in intervals, early in the month, onion sets 12in apart, at the end of the month
Plant out onion sets as soon as the soil is prepared.
PUT OUT onion sets in a sunny spot with free draining soil.