Herbs Guide


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 fresh juice.

Habitat: Onions are found in open, sunny areas throughout the temperate regions.

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.