Onions

The onion is believed to have originated in Asia. Ancient Egyptians worshipped it believing that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternal life. Onions were even used in Egyptian burials, as evidenced by onion traces being found in the eye sockets of Ramesses IV. Today, onions rank sixth among the world's leading vegetable crops. Onions are one of the earliest known food medicines. The liquid Imm, finely chopped onions covered in honey for hours, makes an excellent cough syrup. Onion packs on the chest have been used for years in bronchial inflammations. ..

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