Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian
Wenli Sun
Qi Cheng


 The history of using medicinal herbs and plant dates back to the ancient times. Chinese onion (Allium chinense) is fa­mous as a plant for both food and medicinal purposes. It is wi­dely cultivated as a vegetable and native to China. Its bulbs are commonly processed into pickles and spices. The bulb is anthel­mintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminati­ve, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, hyptensive, lithontripic, stomachic and tonic. It can be also used to prevent oral infection and tooth decay. The most important chemical con­stituents of the essential oil derived from Allium chinense are: dimethyl disulfide, diallyl sulfide, allyl isothiocyanate, methyl allyl disulfide, methyl propyl disulfide, α-pinene, dimethyl trisul­fide, β-pinene, 1,3-dithiane, limonene, diallyl disulfide, linalool, methyl allyl trisulfide, methyl propyl trisulfide, dimethyl tetra­sulfide, diallyl trisulfide, diallyl thiosulfinate, and allyl methyl tetrasulfide.


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Shahrajabian, M.H., Sun, W. i Cheng, Q. 2020. Chinese onion (Allium chinense), an evergreen vegetable: A brief review. Polish Journal of Agronomy. 42, 42 (lis. 2020), 40–45. DOI:https://doi.org/10.26114/pja.iung.426.2020.42.05.