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Green Onion as alternative medicine

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Green onions, scallions or spring onions have been used since ages as herbal remedies for day to day health problems. Every time you sneeze or catch cold, what you first do is rush to a doctor and pop in pills. However, after reading the healing properties of green onions, you can use it as alternate medicine to many woes.


Medicine for you nasal and respiratory tract problems

Green onions are wonderful medicines for curing respiratory tract problems. You can consume the green portion to improve immunity of your body. Apart from that you can use it in the following ways: 

For sore throat:

Chop the bulb and the green part and mix it with some ginger. Pack them in a towel and steam it. When the cloth cools a bit but warm enough to provide you comfort, you can compress your throat with it. 

For runny nose and phlegm

Green onions have the potential to cure runny nose and clear off phlegm from your throat. Juice out the scallions and dip a cotton ball in it. Smell it or keep it near your nose to get over runny nose. You can drink the juice mixed with some ginger and black pepper powder to expel accumulated phlegm from your chest.

Those with asthma and bronchitis problems can have the juice regularly to improve efficiency of their airways.


Green onions is natural medicine for better eyesight

You must encourage your kids to eat more and more green onions right from childhood. It is blessed with carotenoids, including vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin which are utmost essential for a healthy vision. They also protect your eye cells from degeneration and infections.

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Treat swollen feet with green onions

The Chinese has been using green onions since ages as a solution for numerous health problems, and treating swollen feet is one of those prominent uses. Boil the green onion and grind it to make a paste with warm water. Add a dollop over the swelling or you can prepare a wrap with a cloth for compressing; the previous method is more effective.


Green onion is a natural supplement for promoting bone health

Vitamin K which is found in very limited variety of foods occurs abundantly in green onions and is essential for maintaining strong and thick bones. Thus, get your daily dose of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin K by incorporating green onions daily in your diet in raw form.


Alternative medicine for dandruff and scalp problems

Green onions contain various medical oils and anti-microbial agents which have promising benefits over your scalp. Basically you need to juice them out and apply the juice all over your scalp to get rid of dandruff, hair fall, boils and infections in scalp, etc. The juice strengthen the roots of your hair and adds lustre to it.


Other uses of green onion as alternate medicine

  • Green onions are natural diuretic. It promotes urination and sweating.
  • Useful for people with thrombosis as it prevents blood from clotting.
  • Apply green onion directly over insect bites, warts, bruises and burns to get relief and protect from infection because they are natural antiseptics.
  • Overall, green onions are good for the heart and for lowering blood sugar

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 12, 2014