This wonderful herb, also known as petroselinum crispum, has many benefits for your health and wellness. Just a little pinch goes a long way.
Parsley is one of my favorite herbs (I have many, HAHAHA!). Not only does it give the meals that fresh touch, but it enhances the flavor from good to succulent. Often used as a garnish, but the components and nutrients in parsley are amazing. Let’s check it out!
The main component in parsley is alpha-pinene, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antibacterial properties. Another component is apigenin, which also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-viral properties. The nutrients in this great herb are calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C and E, which are very beneficial for your health and wellness.
Benefits of Parsley
- Prevents the multiplication of tumor cells
- Expels worms
- Relieves gas
- Stimulates the normalcy of the digestive system
- Freshens breath
- Helps bladder, kidney, liver, lung, stomach and thyroid functions
- Helps high blood pressure
- Relieves indigestion
- Promotes weight-loss
- Relieves prostate disorders
Uses for Parsley
Normally used as a garnish, but there are many dishes that implement parsley in the herbs and spices mix, like salsa and quiche. So, mixing parsley in with the dishes gives it that flavor boost and the health benefits listed above.
Using the parsley mixed with a carrier oil like olive oil can have amazing effects on insect bites, lice, skin parasites, and contusions.
A parsley mask does wonders for your skin! It helps with dark spots and acne, because of the wonderful components in parsley.
- Mix about seven springs of parsley with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (or fresh lemon juice) and a tablespoon of organic raw honey
- Apply mask (rub in well to pores) and let sit for about seven minutes
- Pat dry
Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!