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Abstract Title:

: A Treasure of Bioactive Phytochemicals with Prospective Health Benefits.

Abstract Source:

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2022 ;2022:4586318. Epub 2022 Jan 18. PMID: 35087593

Abstract Author(s):

Arka Jyoti Chakraborty, Tanvir Mahtab Uddin, B M Redwan Matin Zidan, Saikat Mitra, Rajib Das, Firzan Nainu, Kuldeep Dhama, Arpita Roy, Md Jamal Hossain, Ameer Khusro, Talha Bin Emran

Article Affiliation:

Arka Jyoti Chakraborty


Asis one of the most important condiment plants grown and consumed all over the world, various therapeutic and pharmacological effects ofwere reviewed. Onion () is a high dietary fiber-rich perennial herb that is placed under the family Amaryllidaceae. It contains high concentration of folic acid, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus as well as vitamins and minerals. It is widely used as an antimicrobial agent, but it showed anticancer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiplatelet, antihypertensive, and antidepressant effects and neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antiparasitic effects and so on. It is said to have beneficial effects on the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems, as well as on the immune system. This review article was devoted to discussing many health benefits and traditional uses of onions in pharmacological perspectives, as well as the safety/toxicological profile. If more detailed research on this perennial herb is conducted, it will open the door to an infinite number of possibilities.

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