Botanical Name: Allium cepa
Plant Part: Bulbs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The Onion plant is a perennial or biennial herb growing up to 3 feet high with hollow leaves, flowering stem, and a globe-like fleshy bulb. The essential oil is produced mainly in France, Germany and Egypt from the 'red' onion.
Color: Yellow to golden brown liquid.
Common Uses: Properties of Onion Essential Oil include being anthelmintic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-sclerotic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge. Onion has a sound reputation for correcting glandular imbalance and weight problems; it also improved lymphatic drainage, which is often responsible for edema and puffiness. It is high in Vitamin A, B, and C and shares many of the properties of garlic, to which it is closely related. It can be used to help keep colds and infections at bay, promotes strong bones and a good supply to all the tissues. It acts as an effective blood cleanser that, along with the sulfur it contains, helps to keep the skin clear and in good condition.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: None known.
Aromatic Scent: Onion Essential Oil has a strong, unpleasant, sulphuraceous odor.
History: While onion has a long and extensive history, little is known beyond modern applications.