Onion

Family Name: Liliaceae ,English Name: Onion ,Sanskrit : Palandu ,Hindi : Pyaz

 

Based on the colour onion is found in 2 verities- red and white. It is biennial plant is 2-3 feet tall. Leaves are long, muscular, hollow and cylindrical. Flower stalk is long and green in colour. The tip has small white flowers.

 

Bulb of onion contain proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, vitamin A,B, and C and its leaves contain a volatile oil with very unpleasant odour. It also contains stable oil which contains disulphide.

 

As per Ayurveda, onion relives pain, cures oedema and swelling, subsides inflammation and cures skin disorders. It is spermatogenic, coagulates blood and improves physical strength.

 

It is used to treat following: 

Sleeplessness

Cold

Night blindness

Eye sight

Throat problem

Cough

Asthma

Digestion

Bleeding

Abdominal pains

Improves digestion

Cholera

Bleeding piles

Menstrual cycle

Sexual vigour

Arthritis

Blood disorders

Enhances immunity