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onion

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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D J Parker, via email A Your leeks may be a victim of the allium leaf miner which preys on all members of the onion family including leeks, shallots, chives and garlic.
The collaboration, which sees Welsh fresh produce brand Blas y Tir supplying Pembrokeshire-grown leeks to North-Wales master butchers, Edwards of Conwy, has formed from an increasing desire from Welsh consumers to purchase more local food products.
Midfielder Alistair Smith saw his shot blocked for a corner, from which Smith put in a header which was cleared for another corner, Leek eventually clearing the ball.
Most Allium research has been done on onions and garlic, but leeks contain many of the same healthy components, including sulfur compounds, which have a wide range of benefits, such as antibiotic effects, antiplatelet activity, and anticancer properties (Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2015).
Kevin Forte, 38, wanted to send two six-foot-high giant veg to Tokyo - but was warned his leeks could be dangerous.
The leek show is the second event in the Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish.
Take out the potatoes and leeks and mash them well.
Geoff's prize-winning leeks were exhibited at the John Smith World Leek and Onion Show at the weekend at the Sports Social Club in Blyth.
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5 litres chicken or veg stock Freshly ground black pepper Maldon salt to Bring back to the heat and add the thin strips of the green parts of the leek to simmer for five minutes.
For example, in Richmond, West Virginia, an annual "Ramp Fest" brings leek lovers from long distances to sample various foods that feature wild leeks.
The aim was to educate British consumers about the benefits of eating seasonal, traditional British leeks, said British Leek Growers Association chairman Philip Lilley.