Properties and usage:
Diuretic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and anti-rhumatism. Stimulates circulation.
Effects on the organism:
The onion has diverse medicinal virtues. It alleviates pain and stimulates circulation. It is prescribed for colds, cough and flu.
The onion could diminish the frequency of angina attacks and would prevent arteriosclerosis.
The Amerindians used the onion to treat insect bites, colds and a variety of afflictions.
Some use it as an aphrodisiac.
In China, the onion is prescribed to promote perspiration, to decongest the nose and to treat bloating.
It also dries furoncles and abcesses.
Mixed with honey, onion juice treats colds.
Principal constituents: essential oil, flavonoids, sterols.