Published March 13, 1986.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Allii cepae bulbus, onion.
Onion consists of the fresh or dried, thick and fleshy leaf sheaths and stipules of Allium cepa L. [Fam. Alliaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
It contains alliin and similar sulfur compounds, essential oil, peptides and flavonoids.
Loss of appetite, prevention of atherosclerosis.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
50 g of fresh onions or 20 g of dried drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut onions, pressed juice from fresh onions and other oral galenical preparations.
Note: If onion preparations are used over several months, the daily maximum amount for diphenylamine is 0.035 g.
Lipid and blood pressure-lowering
Inhibition of thrombocyte aggregation.