Onion, Chives, Shallots, Garlic, Leeks (Allium)

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ONIONS, CHIVES, SHALLOTS, GARLIC, LEEKS

(Allium)
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Onion-AlliumAlluim flower

Allium is recognized to have 750 species of perennial bulbous plants. They can grow from 5cm to 150 Cm in height, the flowers form on the top of the leafless stalk. The bulbs are produced below ground and can range in size from very small 1-2 mm to very large 8 to 10 cm in diameter. Many of the species are used as food plants favored for their flavorful taste, not all are equally as tasty. Many of the edible onions, garlics, chives, and leeks are used in cooking throughout the world.

Onion-GarlicOnion and Garlic Cloves ready for de-skinning

Distribution:
Native to temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere with a few exceptions occurring in Brazil, Chile and tropical Africa.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
N-propyl disulfide, cysteine sulfoxide

Clinical Symptoms:
Gastrointestinal upset, Blood tinged urine,  Cardiac arrhythmia,  Nausea, Vomiting, Hemolytic anemia, Heinz body anemia, Hemogloinria, Destroys red blood cells.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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