Onion. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Onion (Allium cepa)

Properties of the Onion

- It has diuretic properties primarily (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis, hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, fluid retention, edema, overweight).
- A good intestinal disinfectant or antiseptic (intestinal parasites).
- It's a good choleretic and stimulating digestive function.
- It's a good hypotensive and restoring blood (high cholesterol, prevention of arteriosclerosis and thromboembolism).
- Used in the treatment of anemia.
- Also used for diabetes, flu, colds, bronchitis, asthma. Musculoskeletal inflammations.

Contraindications of Onion
- Due to its fibrinolytic action, assess whether or not the administration of onion extracts in cases of active bleeding, or when continued treatment with anticoagulants.
- Do not prescribe dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of Onion

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- When using diabetic patients should monitor blood glucose to adjust, if necessary, the dose of insulin or oral agents.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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