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Onion Bulb

 Botanical Name:

Allium cepa

 Kosher Status:

Certified Kosher and Parve by the Kashruth Council of Toronto

 Indications:

Onion is one of nature's oldest and most potent healers. This pungent herb (in the same family as garlic) is effective for a variety of conditions. It is excellent for lowering cholesterol levels, improving circulation, and fighting bacterial and fungal infections (especially warts). It assists to loosen and remove phlegm, ease coughs, reduce fevers, relieves symptoms of the common cold, relieves gas and prevent heart disease and relax smooth muscles in the gastro-intestinal system.

 Cautions:

None known

 Therapeutic Indications:

Onion is a wonderfully pungent herb used throughout the world. In addition to enhancing food flavours, onion is brimming with medicinal benefits. Its use in treating upper respiratory tract infections is well known, and it improves circulatory, immune, and digestive system functioning.
Scientific scrutiny has determined that sulfur compounds are responsible for most of onion's positive effects. Clinical studies confirm this herb is:
  • anticancer- Studies by the National Cancer Institute showed that people who ate diets high in Allium vegetables (such as onion) suffer from less stomach cancer than those who don't
  • antimicrobial – able to protect against any type of internal or external infection
  • an aide to improve circulation, and reduce cholesterol levels (decreases low density lipoprotein (LDL), while increasing the high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels)
  • able to significantly lower blood sugar levels
  • helpful to asthmatics by relaxing the bronchial muscle and reducing bronchial spasms
  • an excellent expectorant, diaphoretic, hypoglycemic and diuretic

In addition to the above-mentioned properties, onions contain high levels of Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C as well as trace minerals, proteins, and sulfur compounds, which ensure proper overall health.

 Origin:

United States


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