Family Name: Liliaceae
Botanical Name(s): Allium Cepa
Popular Name(s): Perutile, Sweet Sandwich, Noordhollandse
Bloedrode and Catawissa onion
Parts Used: The fresh and dried bulbs are used as well as the
Habitat: Onions are found in open, sunny areas throughout the
Description: The onion is a hardy biennial with a bulb and
hollow leaves. Green-white flowers are produced in summer.
Uses: It is often used for minor digestive disturbances and is
also used for bronchial and gastric infections. Furthermore it also
shows good results in preventing age-related changes in blood vessels -
arteriosclerosis, as well as to treat loss of appetite. These are used
for wounds and scars as well.