Onion named medical plant of the year

Onion named medicinal plant of the year

Allium cepa, the onion, has been named medicinal plant of the year by a panel of judges of German naturopathic association 'NHV Theophrastus', as reported on the website of the German 'Pharmazeutische Zeitung'. With this award, the medicinal effects of the plant will have to be put on the map once again.

The onion, both as a food source and herb, can, for instance, help combat loss of appetite and prevent changes in blood vessels, caused by old age. According to NHV Theophrastus, Germans consume about seven kilogrammes of onions per person per year. The country's cultivation area amounts to roughly 9,000 hectares.

Fresh Plaza - Publication date: 6/12/2014