Green onion belonging to the lily family is one of the most used vegetables in Korea along with Chinese cabbage, radish, garlic, and onion. It is often used as a spice vegetable that adds flavor and flavor to various dishes with its unique aroma and spicy taste, and is also used a lot to give a cool taste and umami taste when brewing broth. In addition, it is known to have excellent health benefits such as prevention of various adult diseases, gastrointestinal health, and discharge of wastes due to active ingredients such as allicin, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and dietary fiber, which are abundantly contained.
It is said that the leek, which has many of these excellent effects, contains nutrients evenly throughout the leaves, stems, and roots. In particular, the white part of the root of green onion is called Chongbaek in oriental medicine, and it is known to have an excellent effect on evacuating cold energy and sweating. Due to these various actions, it is also widely used as a medicine to treat colds and other diseases. Now, let’s take a look at the benefits of green onion root one by one.
The main benefits of green onion
1. Prevention of colds
The most representative effect of green onion root is that it is effective in preventing colds and relieving symptoms. As mentioned earlier, green onion root is known to be effective in discharging cold energy and sweating, as well as being effective in antipyretic action. In addition, green onion root stimulates sweat secretion and has an excellent effect in discharging waste products along with sweat. It is known to give
2. Vascular health
Allicin, which is abundantly contained in green onions, expands blood vessels to smooth blood flow, and at the same time acts on platelets to inhibit the formation of blood clots caused by blood agglomeration, which helps to promote overall health of blood vessels. said to give.
In addition, green onions contain a large amount of potassium, which helps to maintain normal blood pressure by balancing with sodium, which is said to help prevent vascular-related diseases such as high blood pressure.
3. Fatigue recovery
Allicin, which is contained in a large amount in green onions, not only increases the absorption rate of vitamin B1, which directly acts on the body’s energy metabolism, but also promotes the distribution of carbohydrates. In addition, the excellent blood circulation promoting effect of allicin also facilitates the lowered metabolism, so it is said to be effective in relieving fatigue.
4. Diabetes Prevention
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that occurs when the normal function of insulin is not achieved or its secretion is insufficient. Allicin, which is contained in a high content in green onions, is also involved in the action of helping the normal secretion of insulin, so it is said to be beneficial in preventing diabetes and improving symptoms.
5. Bone Health
Green onion root is rich in calcium, a mineral that acts as a component of bones and teeth, so it helps the normal operation of bone formation and maintenance, and helps to improve bone density, thus helping to promote bone health. This excellent bone health promotion effect is said to be very helpful in preventing osteoporosis, which is easy to occur due to weakening of bone density and skeletal development in children and adolescents during the growth period.
6. Skin health
Green onion root contains a large amount of vitamin C, which has excellent antioxidant power, which helps in the synthesis of collagen, which is the connective tissue of the skin, and discharges wastes and toxins from the skin, which is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin. In addition, green onion root contains not only vitamin C, but also polyphenols, which are excellent antioxidants, so it is said to help prevent skin aging caused by free radicals.
Green onion side effects and how to take it
Although green onion root has various benefits mentioned above, it is said that if you consume too much at once, it will cause you to sweat a lot, cloud your mind, and cause rapid consumption of your stamina. It is also known to cause constipation symptoms when consumed in excess, so it is a good way to consume it in moderation.
It is said that green onion roots are usually consumed as a decoction or in the form of tea, and can be used as a broth. When making green onion roots, prepare 2 to 3 pieces of 10 cm from the white part of the green onion to the root, wash them thoroughly, add about 300cc of water, and boil over low heat for about 30 minutes. When boiling water, it is said that you can get a better effect by adding ginger and pears to the boil.