03-31-2009, 12:53 PM
So the past couple of days I have been craving green onions like no other which is very random b/c before I went raw I hardly liked them. Does anyone know what the benefits are to green onions or why I might be craving them?
03-31-2009, 01:22 PM
I know onions and garlic are excellent blood cleaners, do depending where you are on your Raw health journey, your body could just be wanting to clean further.
Scallion, commonly known as green onion, spring onion, or salad onion, is a small onion with long leaves that are considered a necessity in Chinese recipes, as well as in teas, wine, vinegar, honeys, garlic, and ginger. The green onion's medicinal part is its stem. It works as well as an antipyretic, expectorant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. It is effective against colds, headaches, chills to the stomach, indigestion, and also for insomnia. The white stem contains a lot of glucose and allyl sulfides. Use it is a raw condiment to many foods by finely chopping the fresh white stem.
For other medicinal uses of vegetables, you may read our article “Traditional Remedies Using Vegetables”.
Green Onion as Alternative Medicine
It is mainly used as a traditional medicine for common cold.
It stimulates the respiratory tract and helps in expelling sputum (phlegm).
It contains essential oils that stimulates the sweat glands and promote sweating.
It normalizes blood pressure.
It increases appetite.
It helps prevent diarrhea.
It is rich in sulfur, an essential element that kills or inhibits fungus infections.
It inhibits cancer cell growth especially colon cancer. Green onion's anti-colon cancer properties are well known among traditional healers around the world.
It contains vitamin A and C. The white part of it has calcium, too.
It is a good appetizer.
It helps speed up blood circulation and absorbs vitamin B1. This helps reduce stress and tiredness.
03-31-2009, 01:45 PM
I love scallions in soup.
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