SERVING SIZE: 1 tsp
SPECIES: Allium wakegi
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Opens Up the LungsAs an aromatic pungent, raw scallions opens up circulation to the lungs, chest, and skin. This quality is used to purge all cold related disorders from these organs. Scallions are helpful as both an expectorant and decongestant. They clear the sinuses and create warmth in the center of the chest.
Heart HealthyAllicin, a compound in raw onions, dilates blood vessels & prevents clotting. This quality can help relieve an acute heart attack, giving you the time you need to get to the hospital.
Excellent DigestiveScallion is an excellent digestive and appetite builder.
Milder than raw onion, scallions ignites hunger with less irritation of onion. Wash scallions in boiling water or sautee lightly to reduce the potency.
As it dilates blood vessels in the head, scallions is useful in headache due to colicky blood vessels.
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WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Scallions (Raw) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Scallions (Raw):
APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
SPLEEN-TONICAn herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
Cleanse and Detox:
Heart & Circulation:
BLOOD-THINNERHerbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Lung and Sinus:
CLEARS-SINUSESCleanses sinuses by draining excess mucus, allowing for clear, easy breathing.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
EXPECTORANTHerbs that help you cough up and eliminate mucus. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
DigestionBloating / distension, Frequent Burping, Gas, irregular digestion, Irregular/small appetite, Pancreatic Insufficiency, Slow, heavy digestion, Tired after eating
Blood and CirculationBlood thick / Congested lymph, Cold extremities, Headache, Heaviness in heart area, Low energy, Wake up with sleep in eye, Water Retention
SkinCold aggravates my skin, Puffy / swollen skin, Thick, cool skin
Mind Stress SleepConflict makes me depressed, lazy, Confusion / Cloudy Mind, Depressed, Depressed when stressed, Difficulty waking up, Excessive sleep, Low self esteem, Sleep deep & long, trouble waking up, Tired in morning
Respiratory HealthDifficulty expectorating, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Thick mucus
Weight LossHypothyroid, Low metabolism
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.