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Allium Cepa

Allium Cepa

• Allergies • Hay Fever • Colds • Watery Eyes • Headaches

The effects of slicing onions and hay fever can feel very similar. If eyes are irritated and watery nasal discharge is hot enough to irritate the upper lip, Allium cepa can bring relief regardless if onions, allergens or local cold germs are in the air. Allium cepa acts swiftly to relieve eye, nose and throat irritation symptoms, as well as related headaches, hacking coughs and hoarseness. Its symptoms are often worse in cold damp weather and stuffy rooms.

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Allium cepa (red onion) Imagine standing in a warm stuffy room slicing strong onions, or in the goldenrod season (or whatever triggers your hay fever). Though irritating to the eyes, the tears usually don't burn, but if you chop long enough, the nose will burn and run - that's Allium cepa. Whether you get a Spring cold or a bout of hay fever, Allium cepa can bring great relief when hot watery nasal discharge makes the upper lip feel raw, and bland tears may stream down the cheeks, especially in damp cold weather.

A headache often starts soon after the nose and eyes start flowing, which may be followed by a hacking cough, hoarseness and a raw sore throat that sends pain to the ears on swallowing. Though cold air makes symptoms worse, people needing Allium cepa hate warm stuffy rooms. Oddly enough, its best patients will even crave a raw onion now and then.

Allium cepa (all-c.)

Excerpt from The Materia Medica - Boericki -

Natural History

Red Onion


A picture of coryza, with ACRID NASAL discharge and laryngeal symptoms, eye secretion BLAND; singers' cold, WORSE IN WARM ROOM and toward evening; better in open air is presented by this remedy. Specially adapted to phlegmatic patients; colds in DAMP COLD WEATHER. Neuralgic pains, LIKE A FINE THREAD, following amputations or injuries to nerves. Traumatic chronic neuritis. Burning in nose, mouth, throat, bladder and skin. Sensation of glowing heat on different parts of the body.


Catarrhal headache, mostly in forehead; WORSE IN WARM ROOM towards evening. Thread-like pains in face. Headache ceases during menses; returns when flow disappears.


Red. Much BURNING and smarting lachrymation. SENSITIVE TO LIGHT. Eyes suffused and watery; profuse; BLAND lachrymation, better in open air. Burning in eyelids.


Earache, shooting in eustachian tube.


Sneezing, especially when entering a warm room. COPIOUS, WATERY AND EXTREMELY ACRID DISCHARGE. Feeling of a lump at root of nose. Hay-fever. (SABAD.; SIL.; PSOR.) Fluent coryza with headache, cough, and hoarseness. Polypus.


Canine hunger. Pain in pyloric region. Thirst. Belching. Nausea.


Rumbling, offensive flatus. Pains in left hypogastrium. Colic sitting, moving about.

Urinary Organs

Sensation of weakness in bladder and urethra. Increased secretion of urine with coryza. Urine red with much pressure and burning in urethra.


HOARSENESS. HACKING COUGH ON INSPIRING COLD AIR. TICKLING IN LARYNX. SENSATION AS IF LARYNX IS SPLIT AND TORN. OPPRESSED BREATHING from pressure in middle of chest. Constricted feeling in region of epiglottis. Pain extending to ear.


Lame joints. Ulcers on heel. Painful affections of fingers about nails. Neuralgia of stump. Bad effects from getting feet wet. Limbs, especially arms, feel sore and tired.


Yawning with headache and drowsiness. Gaping in deep sleep. Dreams. Wakes at two AM


WORSE, in the evening, in warm room.


BETTER, in open air, and in cold room.



Complementary: PHOSPHOR.; THUJA; PULS.

Antidotes: ARN.; CHAM.; VERAT.


Third potency.