Onion


Onion

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Allium cepa L.

Arabic name(s)

Basal

English name(s)

Onion

Order

Asparagales

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Genus

Allium L.

Species

Allium cepa L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Onion is an annual, bulbous plant.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

The edible onion is one of the most ancient cultivated plants in the world, it was recorded in ancient Egypt and Central Asia, but it is very difficult to determine origin of this plant.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

Basal or onion is mentioned one time in the Holy Qur’an Allah the Most Sublime Says; And remember ye said: “O Moses! we cannot endure one kind of food (always); so beseech thy Lord for us to produce for us of what the earth groweth, -its pot-herbs, and cucumbers, Its garlic, lentils, and onions.” He said: “Will ye exchange the better for the worse? Go ye down to any town, and ye shall find what ye want!” They were covered with humiliation and misery; they drew on themselves the wrath of Allah. This because they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah and slaying His Messengers without just cause. This because they rebelled and went on transgressing”. Surat Al-Baqara, verse# 61

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Whoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or should remain in his house. Sahih Al Bukhari, book of characteristics of prayer.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Whole plant

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References