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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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Since onions tolerate light frost, I can plant in late February in order to harvest in May.
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