Scientific Name - Allium cepa
Properties - Vermifuge, calmative, expectorant, diuretic, antiseptic, stomachic, calmative, decongestant, lower blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar, reduce cholesterol
Common Uses - Used to relieve colds, coughs, and bronchial ailments. Frequent consumption of onions (or garlic) is believed to reduce the risk of heart attack. Eat raw and in soups or added to other foods.
Parts Used - Bulb
Locating & Handling - Purchase fresh or dried at grocery store. Can be easily grown from seeds or bulbs.
Caution - None
Origin - Early use recorded in India and Egypt. Believed to be native to Asia.