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Allium sativum (family Liliaceae), its bulb contains up to 0.9% of volatile irritating oil with antiseptic action; has been used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and expectorant.
Synonym(s): garlic
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(The girls at Allium were far more accommodating.) Worst of all, parking is a problem.
Glucose tolerance property of methanol extract of Allium cepa bulbs, Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizome was determined as per the procedure previously described by Joy and Kuttan (1999) with minor modifications.
Preparation of extract: Allium cepa bulbs were purchased from local market Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
A must-have for any modern garden designer, this selection of Alliums is ideal for adding elegance and class to borders, patio pots and containers.
According to the findings of Yamasaki and Tanaka (2005) low nitrogen enhanced bolting in bunching onion (Allium fistulosum L.) exposed to low temperature for 35 days.
Allium is also looking at ways to revive what was the UK Government's Green Deal scheme which provided loans to make homes more energy efficient.
Unpeeling the onion Scientists have already investigated whether allium vegetables could reduce bowel cancer risk.
The drumstick onion (Allium sphaerocephalon) has reliable burgundy blossoms about 1-inch wide.