Victory onion

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The victory onion is a wild onion relative that grows in the mountains, especially in the Alps, but also in the Caucasus.

In the past, the victory onion was considered a magical plant. The cover of the bulb was supposed to protect against evil spirits, like a chain mail, also called armour.

Characteristics

Scientific name
Allium victorialis.

Plant family
Alliaceae.

Other names
Alpine leek, Alpine broad-leaf allium.

Plant parts used
Stem & Leaf.

Ingredients
Sulphurous essential oil.

Medicinal properties

Main use: Spring cure.

Healing effects

        • Blood purifying
        • Diuretic
        • Hoarseness
        • Indigestion
        • Flatulence
        • Minor burns

Application method

        • Orally

Forms of preparation

A tincture from the leaves of the plant can be used as a spring cure to cleanse the blood.

 

Allium_victorialis (Wikipedia)

Allium victorialis
ALLIUM VICTORIALIS - GENTO - IB-888 (All victorial).JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Order:Asparagales
Family:Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily:Allioideae
Genus:Allium
Species:
A. victorialis
Binomial name
Allium victorialis
L. Sp. Pl. 1: 295. 1753
Synonyms
Synonymy
  • Cepa victorialis (L.) Moench
  • Loncostemon victoriale (L.) Raf.
  • Geboscon lanceolatum Raf.
  • Geboscon triphylum Raf.
  • Berenice victorialis (L.) Salisb.
  • Anguinum victorialis (L.) Fourr.
  • Caloscordum victorialis (L.) Banfi & Galasso
  • Allium plantagineum Lam.
  • Allium convallarifolium Pall. ex Ledeb.
  • Allium plantaginense Willk. & Lange
  • Allium longibulbum Dulac
  • Allium reticulatum St.-Lag. 1880, illegitimate homonym not J. Presl & C. Presl 1819
  • Allium anguinum Bubani.

Allium victorialis, commonly known as victory onion, Alpine leek, and Alpine broad-leaf allium is a broad-leaved Eurasian species of wild onion. It is a perennial of the Amaryllis family that occurs widely in mountainous regions of Europe and parts of Asia (Caucasus and Himalayas).

Some authors consider certain East Asian and Alaskan populations as constituting subspecies platyphyllum within the species Allium victorialis. Recent sources recognize this group as a distinct species, called Allium ochotense.

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