Onionotanical: 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.