Scientific Name: Allium cepa
Country of Origin: Central Asia
Onions are used in most countries of the world; in India, onions are such a staple that the price of onions is used as a proxy for nationwide economic health. Onion flowers, which are perhaps the least familiar part of the onion plant, can be used as edible garnishes. Many folk medicine traditions cite onion juice as a treatment of bee and wasp stings.