Allium cepa Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Allium cepa Linn.belongs to Liliaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Bizr Basal.
The English Name for this herb is Onion.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Basal, Basr, Piyaz.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Allium cepa Linn. are Anti-coagulant, Anti-convulsant, Anti-fungal, Anti-sclerotic, Anti-septic, Anti-ulcer, Antibiotic, Antidote, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Demulcent, Deobstruent, Detersive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Hypoglycemic, Hypotensive, Resolvent, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Suppurative.


  • Anti-cholestrolemic
  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Antidote
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Appetizer
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Diuretic
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Allium cepa Linn. are Leucoderma, Neuralgia, Piles, Paralysis, Inflammations, Suppurating Wounds, Vitiligo, Cholera, Bruises.

    The Indication of Oil of Allium cepa Linn. is Tuberculosis.

    The Indication of Extract of Allium cepa Linn. is Alopecia.

    The Indications of Bulb of Allium cepa Linn. are Fever, Colic, Scurvy, Freckles, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Earache, Epistaxis, Sore Throat, Whooping Cough, Dropsy, Rheumatic Pain, Chronic Bronchitis, Skin Diseases, Paralysis, Piles, Epilepsy, Inflammatory Swellings, Scorpion Bite, Insect Bite, Spleen Complaints, Skin Inflammation, Dimness of Vision.

    The Indications of Bulb Juice of Allium cepa Linn. are Leucoderma, Piles, Burns, Cholera, Vitiligo.

    The Indications of Decoction (bulb) of Allium cepa Linn. are Strangury, Cough.

    The Indication of Bulb(Poultice) of Allium cepa Linn. is Night Blindness.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Allium cepa Linn..


    The Temperaments of Allium cepa Linn. are 1st order, warm and dry, 1st order, dry and moist, 3rd Order, Warm.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    HABB-E-JALINOOSHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KanolAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    LABOOB-E-KABIR MUQQUAWIE BAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN MUQAWWI MUMSIKHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN SHABAB AWARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Allium cepa Linn. is used in the preparation of Arq Ananas, Arq Hazim, Jawarish Zar'unui Ambari Ba Nuskha Kalan, Lubub Al-Asrar, Lubub Kabir, Ma'jun Mahi, Ma'jun Muqawwi Ba Mumsik, Ma'jun Murawwehal -Arwah, Ma'jun Raig Mahi, Ma'junPiyaz compounds.


    Bulb Juice24.000g - 36.000gN/A
    Whole HerbN/A
    Seeds1.000g - 3.000g

    Herb's Description

    Allium cepa Linn. is a herb, bulbous, ovate-oblong in shape, is evergreen, and unbranched. Pedicles 4.5 times as long as the flower, spathe composed of 2-3, reflexed valves, acutish, filaments longer than the perianth, connate with each other and the perianth at its base and dilated, the outer toothless, the inner with a triangular, obtuse tooth on either side at the base.
    Allium cepa Linn.'s Leaves, cylindrical shaped. Two rows, shorter than the scape.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan, Phillipine islands.. It is cultivated everywhere in the world.
    Odor: The odor of Bulb of Allium cepa Linn. is Pungent
    Seeds: Bitter


    No information regarding Allium cepa Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Allium cepa Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Allium cepa Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Overdosge causes headache. It increase the uric acid concentration.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Allium cepa Linn.. (work in progress)