English: Small onion, Indian onion
Hindi: Chotta pyaaz
Malayalam: Chuvannully, Cheriya ully
Tamil: Chinna vengayam, sambar vengayam
It is an annual plant, stalks grow up to 50 cm, the leaves are bright green, long and round, and tapered apex, The bulbs are formed in clusters of offsets, with multiple cloves, golden brown to rose or red. The flowers are small, white, and born in clusters at the stalk apex. It is cultivated mainly for culinary uses.
Useful plant parts:
To treat gastric problems, to prepare postnatal care medicines, inflammatory diseases such as prostatitis, cystitis etc, and LDL.
Pyridoxine, folic acid, selenium, quercetin (flavanoid).
Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Organosulphur compounds.
How to prepare medicines
Used as an ingredient in
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