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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

0 Natural Herb : Benefits of Onion Leaves (Leeks)

If we love in cooking, usually we will more familiar with onion leaves (leeks) compare to people who doesn't. In Indonesian society, leeks are usually added to a foods (as a ingredient) such as meatballs, Martabak eggs, vegetable soup, and any others soup. Leeks has a very specific scent, it makes every dish which is combined with leeks will have a fragrant aroma. And certainly, it would be more delicious with it.

Benefits Onion Leaves for Health

Besides being known as one of ingredients in the dishes, leeks also has many other benefits, especially for human health. Let's take a look more deeper the benefits from this special leaves.

benefits of onions leaves, natural herb
Onion Leaves

Contain Vitamin A and Vitamin C

Besides contain calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrate, it turn out that green onions also contain vitamin A and vitamin C. It was quoted on the Food and Nutrition Handbook 1 Recearch Center Manila (1964)

A leek contains approximately 24 µg of vitamin A (in the form of provitamin A). This pro vitamin A is a carotenoid compound that the body will convert it into retinol. It would meet the daily intake needed by humans body.

According to research from the University of Maryland Medical Center, leeks also contain lutein and zeaxanathin which are sufficient for daily nutritional needs. One small bowl of leeks can meet 95% of the daily needs of vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanathin for women.

Decreasing Blood Sugar Level

Onion leaves can lower blood sugar levels. This magic leaves can also help the body's digestion. For those of you who are experiencing flu-like symptoms, leeks can help to heal. Leeks can also improving blood circulation.


Onion leaves has active ingredients that have the power to kill the bacteria (as antibiotics). By eating leeks, it be able to facilitate the growth of body's cells. Leeks can also remove mucus in the throat, eases digestion, cure rheumatism, anemia, difficulty urinating, and swollen. Leek roots can also be used to treat intestinal worms (roundworms) and nausea.

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