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Botanical: Allium cepa (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Liliaceae

---Part Used---Bulb.

---Medicinal Action and Uses---Antiseptic, diuretic. A roasted Onion is a useful application to tumours or earache.

The juice made into a syrup is good for colds and coughs. Hollands gin, in which Onions have been macerated, is given as a cure for gravel and dropsy.

Purchase from Richters Seeds
Welsh Onion (Allium fistulosum 'Evergreen') Seeds
Deep Purple Bunching Onion (Allium fistulosum 'Deep Purple Bunching') Seeds
Walla Walla Onion (Allium cepa var. cepa 'Walla Walla') Seeds
Egyptian Onion (Allium x proliferum) Plants
Sea-Onion (Ornithogalum caudatum) Plants
Walla Walla Onion (Allium cepa var. cepa 'Walla Walla') Plants

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Bear in mind "A Modern Herbal" was written with the conventional wisdom of the early 1900's. This should be taken into account as some of the information may now be considered inaccurate, or not in accordance with modern medicine.

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