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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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References in classic literature ?
We have but a shoulder of mutton with onion sauce,' said Mrs Crummles, in the same charnel-house voice; 'but such as our dinner is, we beg you to partake of it.
com)-- Onion powder is a processed form of dehydrated onion that can add the same flavor as fresh onions in a convenient manner.
When onions are subjected to high temperatures, tops will die, bulb growth will cease, and those onions will not keep well in storage.
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Its goal is to work with all segments of the produce industry to provide consistently sized onions and the best possible quality available.
ISLAMABAD -- Daily consumption of onion boosts health, So do not skimp on onions when you are incorporating them into your diet plan, the daily Mail online reported.
As the prices have been touching new highs all over India for the last few weeks, we are not able to make the Indian onions a sellable item here in the local market," Bijesh Kumar, a trader in Mawelah Central Market, told the Times of Oman.
It appears that the skyrocketing cost of onions has hurt the CM the most.
26 ( ANI ): Expressing concern over the soaring price of onions in the state, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said the Election Commission (EC) has permitted the Delhi Government to sell onions through vans and tempos, so that people can buy it at a reasonable price.
The causes of yearly variability in the production of seed onions are unknown.
Onions are used to enhance and add flavors to a variety of dishes.