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Most Common Name:Onion
Botanical Name:Allium Cepa
Also Known As (other names):Spanish Onion 

I never thought that I would ever have to describe the common onion. Onions have been cultivated and used for both culinary and medicinal purposes for many centuries dating back to the time of the Pharaohs.  The bulb is used for medicinal purposes.

It is used for, or in treatment of:

Carminative ExpectorantDiuretic
AsthmaAntispasmodicAntifungal
AntibioticAnti-inflammatoryAntioxidant

 

Constituents:

Below we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.
Essential oil see Onion Essential Oil 

Allicin: The primary source of the garlic odour is a sulfur compound called allicin the oxide of diallyl disulfide.

Sulfur compounds: Linear molecules, very reactive, containing  sulfur substituents. Most sulfur compounds are antimicrobal and antifungal. Some sulfur compounds assist in breaking down platelet congestion in the blood to prevent clotting, inhibits inflammation (specifically of the prostate gland) and there are also claims that it inhibits tumours.

   

 

Contraindications, do not use if:

   
   
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture

 

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