It is vital to know something about the health benefits of this wonderful and gifted herb. Only then, you would come to know, having this herb will be how much helpful to your health and what kind of health benefits it can offer you. Without keeping you waiting for a long time, now I am going to discuss about the health advantages of this herb,
- Calories are something that does not serve good signs as far as health is concerned. A person should avoid calories as much as possible. This herb contains just 30 calories in 100 gm, so it will never be a cause for your health issues. On the other hand, this herb gets hold of many notable flavonoid antioxidants, vitamins, plant fiber and minerals.
- As I mentioned earlier in this article that, this herb belongs to the onion family. As similar to other members of the onion family, this herb too contains anti-oxidants and thio-sulfinites. You can find thio-sulfinites such as allyl propyl disulfide, diallyl disulfide and diallyl trisulfide in this herb. These sulfinites will lessen the cholesterol level of the herb and further this herb contains anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial activities.
- The fresh and greenish leaves or grass of this plant would be rich in folates. Every 100 gm of these leaves contain 26% of DRI folates. As you all know that, folic acid is important and vital for the cell division and DNA amalgamation. During the pregnancy diet, the expectant mother is advised to have and maintain sufficient folate levels in order to avoid the neural tube imperfections of new born babies. The expectant mothers can get sufficient and required level of folic acid or folates just by having this herb.
- You can find the contribution of more vitamin A in this plant while compared to any other onion family plants. Added to that, the green leaves of the plant get hold of other flavonoid-phenol
ic antioxidants, which are Lutein, carotenes and zea-xanthin. These flavonoid-phenol ic antioxidants provide a good health to the humans who crave it. Further, these antioxidants help humans, preventing the life-threatening oral cavity and lung cancers.
- You can find a compound, namely Allicin in this plant. This allicin is responsible for reducing the stiffness in the blood vessel by expelling the nitric oxide compound. If this happens, then the total blood pressure will be reduced. Further, it reduces the diseases called stroke, Coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular diseases.
- The leaves of this plant contain B-complex vitamins and other important minerals which are calcium, copper, iron, zinc and manganese. In addition to these, you can also find something like niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and pantothenic acid in beneficial proportion in this plant.
- Vital vitamins such as vitamin K and C can be found in this plant. It contains more vitamin k such as 177%. By taking this herb that contains more vitamin K, you can see the massive growth in your bone health. Also, the sufficient proportion of vitamin k will be helpful to protect you from the neural damage in the brain called Alzheimer.