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Red onion.

Allium cepa Linnaeus Fam. Liliaceae.

It is a plant that is found in almost all countries, its most common use is against conditions in the airways such as cough, flu, bronchitis, diphtheria, whooping cough and inflammation of the throat. It also helps to combat toothache, bad breath and some problems such as vomiting, poor digestion, gastritis and intestinal parasites. It also includes the use ailments as ear pain, external shocks, rheumatism, anemia and menstrual pains. In most cases, the most widely used is the bulb, which is prepared in different ways. The juice of one or more onions is drunk to cure or cough, so boiled for angina, and chewed the leaves are used to strengthen the teeth.

Herbaceous with elongated leaves that come out of the bulbous stem that develops underground, produces a medium showing location of flowers in the shape of a small umbrella Originally from Asia and Europe, now adapted to different habitats in warm climates, semi, dry and mild. It is grown in homes and is linked to the tropical deciduous forest, subperennifolia, evergreen, Xeric scrublands, mountain cloud forests of oak and pine.


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For the onion loses its flavor is more pungent and sweet, before using it to be retained, cut, immersed in vinegar. Housewives say it's a trick that almost never fails.

The edible part of the plant of the onion bulb is its fleshy globular (which we dissected to the left of the picture) while its inflorescence (center) is almost unknown to us. The bulb is ready to receive multiple therapeutic actions.

The onion is one of the most cultivated plants in the culinary world and its many forms and varieties occupy thousands of hectares of arable land. In the photograph, chopped onions tender for stews and salads.

The bread soup with garlic and onions, a healthy digestive and culinary preparation.

Originally from the Middle East, where it was cultivated for over 4, 000 years, has been one of the plants that all cultures have adapted to the cuisine by the many benefits it provides to health.

FEATURES: It is a plant of less than one meter in height, which develops from a fleshy bulb, with leaves and large envelopes. She lives two years: during the first bulb is formed, and during the second growing the stem and form the flora and fruit. The flowers are grouped in that culminates a spherical inflorescence stems.

LOCATION: Not in the wild, but is grown everywhere.

ACTIVE: The therapeutic actions of onion on the body are due to a compound not found in other plants, the so - called "alilpropilo disulfide, a volatile oil tear. It also has vitamins A, B, C, E and PP, sugars, fats, proteins.

Medicinal properties: The list of properties of the onion is endless. We could say that it is diuretic, opens the appetite, helps digestion and slightly laxative. Calm coughs, bronchial secretions and is eliminated stimulate useful to keep up blood pressure.

Drug Action.

The fructosanas are responsible for its diuretic action, reinforced by the potassium salts and flavonoids also have an anti - inflammatory action. The essential oil is hypoglycemic, expectorant, antiseptic, antifungal, cholesterol levels, anticoagulant (antiplatelet) hypotensive, anthelmintic, balsamic, rubefaciente and local analgesic.

COLLECTION: The bulb is edible. Booting from the first year, at any time depending on the region and when it is planted If you start during the first year, when bulb is not yet fully developed, use the whole plant (tender onions)

USES AND APPLICATIONS: There are a thousand different ways of seasoning with onions. It should be noted that to exert its effects with maximum intensity, should be taken raw, and the best way is to salad, aligned with salt, olive oil) and vinegar. However, you can not miss the onion soup of our grandparents, Doran was 250 grams of chopped onions cut (or grated) in butter. Add to skillet about 50 grams of flour. Once browned, add a ladle of broth. When he has acquired a pasty consistency, thrown into a pot with hot broth (about 2 liters) Boiled for one hour and school. Re - heat and add 4 beaten eggs and 200 grams grated cheese. Remove from heat and serve.


States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. Tachycardia, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis and prevention of thromboembolism. Diabetes, influenza, colds, bronchitis, asthma. Intestinal parasites. Osteoarticular inflammations.


Because of its fibrinolytic action, the doctor should assess the appropriateness of the administration of extracts of onion in cases of active bleeding, or if further treatment with anticoagulants.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

It can cause contact dermatitis.

Caution / Poisoning.

The use of diuretics in the presence of hypertension or heart disease, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of decompensation or tension, if the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

When prescribing a diabetic, will be monitoring the blood glucose to adjust, if necessary, the dose of insulin or oral agents.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Bulb: Using food.

Decoction (5%) three or more bowls per day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 20 to 40 drops, 1 - 3 times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 5 to 1 g / day (1 g equals 5 grams of dried plant)

External use: Popularly, as a remedy antitusivo child is placed an onion cut on the bedside table, keeping the room closed.


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