Green onion which are also called scallion, has long been known for it’s good and economical healing resource, in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). From the TCM health perspective, each food contains a special essence that conveys a healing energy to a specific organ, or in some cases, to many organs. TCM doctors select specific foods to restore balance. They additionally advise following the seasons when choosing foods. This suggests that, frequently taking these foods in your diet supports healthy organ system.
The Liver and gallbladder are the organs that are “most active” of Spring. Each season contains a corresponding color and taste, in accordance to 5 element Theory. Green, pungent, and sour foods are related to Spring. Several foods nurture this organ combine, particularly broccoli, vegetable greens, eggplant, garlic, lemons and pickles.
Green Onion Has Many Health Benefits
However, green onion hold pride in benefiting health, thanks to its tremendous healing properties. Well-known in history to dispel pathogens, its also sometimes used as a treatment for some types of contagious disease, abscesses and colds. Thus, possesses several medical applications.
In addition, the white and green parts benefit many other organ systems. The white bottoms possess “hot” properties, thereby benefiting the respiratory organ, that responds best to hot and spicy foods. The nice and warm essence of the green onion transmit nourishment to the Liver meridian, serving to to energize and balance the Liver/Gallbladder organ system.
Try these delicious, easy-to-make green onion pancakes. Then look into TCM World’s recipe section for other Liver-boosting recipes.
GREEN ONION PANCAKES RECEIPES
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, well beaten
3 medium-sized green onion, washed, dried, and trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Vegetable oil for frying
Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the water, milk, egg, salt and sugar. Whisk all ingredients together, taking care to press smooth any lumps in the batter.
Cut the green onion vertically down the center. Then chop them on the diagonal into 1/4” pieces. Fold it into the batter.
Put some oil into a pan and heat on medium-high to high heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan for each pancake.
Cook the first side about 3 to 4 minutes (the edges of the pancakes will begin to turn translucent). Flip and cook the other side until slightly browned.
Serve your green onion pancakes hot with your favorite soy-based dipping sauce.
This recipe makes about six 4-inch pancakes.