Accession Number: pdtdbp00035

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Onion
Alternative Names : Shallot, வெங்காயம்
Scientific Name : Allium cepa
Medicinal Parts : Bulb
Plant Category : Vegetable, Herb
2° Metabolites (10/25) :
Anthocyanins, Calcium, Carbohydrates, Cepaenes, Fat, Fluoride, Iron, Kaempferol, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Quercetin, Sodium, Thiosulfinates, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Water, Zinc
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00087, pdtdbl00063, pdtdbl00038, pdtdbl00008, pdtdbl00009, pdtdbl00010, pdtdbl00011, pdtdbl00012, pdtdbl00013, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :
  1. Onion is used for treating digestion problems including loss of appetite, upset stomach, and gallbladder disorders; for treating heart and blood vessel problems including chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure; and for preventing “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). It is also used for treating sore mouth and throat, whooping cough, bronchitis, asthma, dehydration, intestinal gas, parasitic worms, and diabetes. Some people use it as a diuretic to increase urine output.
  2. Onion is applied directly to the skin for insect bites, wounds, light burns, boils, warts, and bruises.
  3. In foods, onion is used in many recipes.
  4. Many research investigation proves onion can be used to cure Stomach Cancer, Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Brain Cancer, Bone Health, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Morphine Withdrawal, Immunosuppression, HIV, Cataracts.
  5. In manufacturing, the oil is used to flavor foods.
Plant Keywords : Onion, Allium cepa, Shallot, வெங்காயம்
Plant References :

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