Green Onions


Green Onions in TCM:

Explore the properties of Green Onions according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, ST

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, eliminates toxins, disperses wind, reduces swelling

    Special Notes:
  • Green Onions are one of the core Chinese herbs used to Expel Wind Cold (exterior invasion such as cold, flu). Green onions induce sweating, but there are cautions not to over do it especially if the patient has exterior deficiency with profuse sweating.
  • Not to be combined with honey and/or dates.
  • Green Onion (Cong Bai) is used as a topical paste with Sheng Jiang and salt was used to treat common cold with marked results. Paste was applied to chest, back, soles, palms, and popliteal fossa for 1 to 2 days.

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Green Onions are known for their ability to expel cold. They also helps to eliminate toxins and expel wind.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that they enters the lung and stomach. Furthermore Green Onions are considered to be warm in temperature. Their flavor is pungent.