Analisis Khasiat Bawang Merah Terhadap Kesihatan dari Perspektif Sarjana Perubatan Islam dan Kajian Saintifik

Mohammad Amir Wan Harun, Aminuddin Ruskam, Ahmad Syukran Baharuddin, Rashidah Othman, Mohd Ariff Abdul Sarip

Abstract


Scientifi cally known as Allium Cepa L., onion is a plant which contains various benefits and has been used as food and medicine over the years by many nations and races. This research is conducted to identify the benefits of onion for human body from the perspectives of Islamic medical scholars and scientific research. The literature data for this study has been collected from four Islamic medical books and 14 articles of a variety of related journals. The cumulative data has been analysed by using Nvivo10.0 to identify emerging suitable categories and subsequently generate the findings. The findings of this study discovered that there are at least 17 benefits of onion. This includes six which are based on the perspectives of Islamic scholars which are to treat epiphora, to treat ear problems, to medicate infections from dog bites, to neutralize poisons, to stimulate sexual desire and to treat water-borne diseases. Another 11 benefits identified in the scientific researches include its potential as an antiplatelet agent, anti-fat formation agent, antioxidant agent, antithrombotic agent, anticarcinogen agent, antidepressant agent, antiinfl ammatory agent, antiasthmatic agent, and antibiotic agent, as well as it helps decrease hyperglicemia levels and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Thus, this study suggest that onion should be highlighted as one of organic treatment/remedy as well as an alternative to conventional treatment.

 


DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.17576/JSKM-2015-1301-03


Keywords


Onion; Allium Cepa L.; benefit; Islamic medical scholar; scientific research

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