Onion (Allium cepa) Essential Oil

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Onion oil

Botanical binomial: Allium cepa

Family: Liliaceae

Other names: Onion Allium cepa Liliaceae

Country of Origin: Hungary

Part of plant used in production:

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Description: Onion is a perennial or biennial herb native to Asia and the Middle East with over 500 species in its genus. It can grow up to 1.9 metres tall with hallow leaves and a fleshy stem. The bulb is globe-like and succulent.
Characteristics: Onion oil is pale yellow to brownish-yellow with a strong sulphuraceous odour that has a lachrymatory (tear-producing) effect.
Properties: Antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antisclerotic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hypocholesterolaemic, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.
Constituents: Dipropyl disulphide, methylpropyl disulphide, dipropyl trisulphide, methylpropyl trisulphide and allylpropyl disulphide.
Uses: A great anti-stress remedy which aids in overcoming colds and flus. Ravensara eases insomnia, anxiety and nervous tension. It assists with respiratory problems, cuts, wounds, and burns, cold sores and athlete's foot.
Blends well with Clove, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary
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Safety: Not to be taken during pregnancy. Internal use not recommended. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Dilute before use.