Onion White, Chopped 16 oz.
Although most often not used specifically as a medicinal herb, the onion has a wide range of beneficial actions on the body and when eaten (especially raw) on a regular basis will promote the general health of the body. The bulb is anthelmintic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, hypocholesterolemic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, lithontripic, stomachic, stimulant, rubefacient, antiviral, antibacterial, tonic, and vermifuge among others.
For medicinal purposes, onions may be used both internally and externally. Onion (Allium cepa) and other alliaceous vegetables are similar in many respects to garlic. Internal use of onion increases circulation and stimulates and warms the body. Onion is effective against many bacteria including Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella, and E. coli. Externally, onion is used in the form of poultices for tumors and earaches. The tear-evoking lachrymatory chemical released when onion is crushed or cut has a stimulating effect on the mucosa and secretory glands of the eyes and nose has resulted in onion being selected for use as a treatment for respiratory problems.