MIHAELA CLAUDIA SPATARU, CONSTANTIN SPATARU, ALINA ELENA TROFIN, LUMINITA DIANA HRITCU, CARMEN LACRAMIOARA ZAMFIR, GEORGIANA ANDREEA ENACHE, CARMEN SOLCAN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF RED ONION EXTRACT CONSUMPTION IN MICE (MUS MUSCULUS) Red onion (Allium cepa) is commonly used in human diet, representing an important source of flavonoids, with argued therapeutic values in humans. In animals, the tolerance to onion varies according to species and the quantity intake, carnivores being the most sensitive. The experiment aims to identify the negative potential effects in mice after the aqueous red onion extract consumption over 56 days. Similar to some long-term studies performed on other species using aqueous or alcoholic red onion extracts, for the mice of the experimental batch were registered the hepatic and renal disturbances, paraclinically and microscopically registered, which might limit the testing of the effects of the extracts from red onion on mice.
Keywords: red onion, mice, acidity, renal, hepatic, alterations