Parsley (Latin name: Petroselinum crispum)
Herb parsley originated from the Mediterranean but now it is grown around the world.
It is a plant with a reputation for giving the strength, reflexes and cunning! According to some historians, the ancient Romans gave the parsley to feed their gladiators before the fight.
Parsley was used in traditional medicine for over 2000 years. According to modern scientific studies parsley offering interesting and powerful medicinal properties.
Parsley is rich in provitamin A and vitamin C, as well as in minerals.
Medicinal properties of Parsley:
Today parsley is recommend as a natural cure for bladder problems, prostate or kidney.
Parsley root is a diuretic that has been used for various forms of dropsy (abnormal accumulation of fluid in body tissues or a body cavity), congestion of abdominal viscera, etc.
Some herbalists recommend parsley as a natural remedy for fever.
Parsley has a beneficial effect on blood circulation and helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
Parsley also stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. Parsley seeds can be used as a tea to eliminate menstrual problems. It gives good results in the treatment of amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea.
Parsley leaves have antiseptic effect, purifying the digestive system, urinary tract, bladder, uterus.
According to some studies, parsley juice, taken every morning before breakfast is the remedy for gonorrhea and all urinary tract infections. Parsley tea gives a drink effective against rheumatism.
It stimulates digestion. Finally, parsley freshens breath and successfully conceals the smell of garlic.
Parsley is useful in cases of:
Disorders of the kidney
Bloating and gas
The use of Parsley:
Parsley is often used in the kitchen as a spice or accompaniment to a meal or salad.
We can eat parsley as an accompaniment to a meal or salad. But, for therapeutic usage it is usually prepared as a tea or other drink. The recommended daily dose of parsley tea is about 3 cups.
Always use parsley grown in vegetable garden. Pregnant women should not eat parsley in medicinal form.
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