The Onion, The seed and bulbs from which this Onion Seed Essential Oil is distilled, is a perennial or biennial herb up to 1.2m high with hollow leaves and a flowering stem, and a globe-like fleshy bulb. The essential oil is produced mainly in France, Germany and Egypt from the red onion. The essential oil is very rare and is only effectively obtained from the bulbs by Carbon Dioxide Extraction which is one of the most expensive processes to be used in essential oil extraction and therefore partly the reason for its price. It is also extremely powerful.
Reported Attributes of Onion Seed Essential Oil:-
Anthelmintic, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antisclerotic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.
Onion has a sound reputation for correcting glandular imbalance and weight problems; it also improved lymphatic drainage, which is often responsible for oedema and puffiness. Hollands gin, in which onions have been macerated, is given as a cure for gravel and dropsy.
It is high in Vitamin A, B, and C and shares many of the properties of garlic, to which it is closely related. Raw onion helps to 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. A roasted onion is a useful application to tumors or earache. Used in some pharmaceutical preparations for colds, coughs, etc. The oil is used extensively in most major food categories, especially meats, savouries, salad dressings, as well as alcoholic and soft drinks.
Onion Seed Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
No recommended blends are documented
While onion has a long and extensive history, little is known beyond modern applications.