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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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Planting for onion sets is pretty much the same as planting seed for fall onions, but plant them later, in early to mid June, thicker and in wide bands instead of a single row.
Planting onion sets For the best results prepare the soil well in advance.
Find a variety of seed potatoes and vegetable seeds for sale, plus onion sets, garlic bulbs, rhubarb crowns, strawberry plants and soft fruits.
If you planted onion sets an inch apart, harvest green onions as needed, leaving one every four inches to develop into globes.
PLANT onion sets, pushing them gently into the earth 6ins apart, so that the tips are just covered.
Plant out onion sets to their required spacing, usually about 10-15cm (4-6in) apart along the row.
This also will be the time to plant onion sets and garden pea seeds.
A ONION sets are small immature bulbs which have been grown and harvested before they have grown to full size.
4 Sow seed of spring cabbage and make later sowings of spring onions, finish feeding large bulb onions, lift and dry off shallots, order autumn-planting onion sets.
April is the last opportunity to put onion sets in for lifting in July and August, but if you're like me, the soil's been too wet to do anything and your onion sets are still in the packet.
This week's offer is autumn onion sets (approx 50 of each).
Plant onion sets, lowering them into the soil so that they just disappear from view and spacing them around 10cm (4in) apart.