Onions (Durgandha, Palandu)
Energetics: Cooked—sweet/hot/sweet VK– P+ Raw—pungent/hot/pungent K– VP+ Rajasic except when thoroughly cooked
Actions: Stimulant, diaphoretic, aphrodisiac, expec- torant
Indications: Colds, flu, general debility, sexual de- bility; with oil or ghee strengthening properties of meat, aid for physical exertion. Inhale raw onions (until tearing begins) for fainting and convulsions.