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Onion Kibbled

Approx Price: Rs 180 / Kilogram 
  • Onions are primarily used as a food source, in cooking as the start off ingredient in Indian and other Asian cooking, in making onion soups and chutneys, raw in salads and as pickles in vinegar
  • They are used in microscopic demonstrations in the laboratory in colleges as the onion cells are quite large even under low magnification and hence easier for the study of the cell
  • Onion skins have been used in dyeing

Health benefits:

  • Phytochemical compounds allium and Allyl sulfide in the onions convert into allicin by enzymatic reaction when its modified leaves are distorted (crushing, cutting, etc)
  • Studies have shown that these compounds have anti-mutagenic (protects from cancers) and anti-diabetic properties (helps lower blood sugar levels in diabetics)
  • Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells
  • Further, it also found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal activities

Nutritional Components of Onions:

  • Onions are rich in the strong sulphur containing compounds which are the primary cause of their strong smell and healing properties
  • They contain high levels of flavonoids particularly Quercetin which is also an anti oxidant
  • Onions are a good source of vitamins B6, C, biotin, K, folic acid, chromium, calcium, and fiber

Guar Gum

Approx Price: Rs 285 / Kilogram 
  • Guar gum is a food additive shown to reduce serum cholesterol
  • It appears to have positive effects on blood glucose.
  • Do not use guar gum to promote weight loss

  • Guar gum has been administered in amounts from 7.5 to 21 g daily in clinical trials for weight loss

Adverse Reactions:
  • Guar gum may cause GI obstruction
  • Use guar gum cautiously in diabetic patients
  • Flatulence and other symptoms of GI distress are common during initial use

Senna Pods

Approx Price: Rs 150 / Pack 
  • Senna is most commonly used as a laxative.


  • Senna leaves or pods have been used as a stimulant laxative at dosages of 0.6 to 2 g/day, with a daily dose of sennoside B from 20 to 30 mg
  • A bitter tea can be made containing senna 0.5 to 2 g (ie, ½ to 1 teaspoon)
  • Senna should not be used at higher doses or for extended periods of time

Adverse Reactions:
  • Senna may cause diarrhea, loss of fluids, hypokalemia, and abdominal pain/cramping
  • The long-term use of senna has resulted in pigmentation of the colon, reversible finger clubbing, cachexia, and dependency on the laxative
  • Children, particularly those wearing diapers, may experience severe diaper rash, blister formation, and skin sloughing
  • Case reports indicate a possible association between long-term administration of senna and hepatotoxicity
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