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May 16, 2011
Parsley is available in our markets and grocery stores year round, but spring is the best time to eat fresh parsley. This herb has a vibrant taste and a range of very valuable health benefits. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biannual plant considered among the healthiest and the most common culinary spices. Rich in folate, microelements (calcium, iron, and others), volatile oils, vitamin C, A and K, this herb is very easy to cultivate, and it will not take much of efforts to grow this magic plant in your garden or on your window sill.
Since the epochs of ancient civilizations, parsley has strong associations with great health, strength and energy. Along with sage, oregano, turmeric, ginger and other plants, parsley belongs to the group of most potent disease-fighting herbal remedies, and a spring of parsley is way more than just a decoration on your plate. Health benefits of parsley embrace its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, immune-enhancing, relaxant, stimulant, diuretic, nourishing, restorative, cleansing, moisturizing and many other healing powers of this miraculous herb.
Due to large amounts of polyphenols and flavonoids, parsley is reported to have very good properties to protect our cells against oxidation and prevent the development of various cancer types, including prostate, lung and colon cancer. Such flavonoid as luteolin not only reduces the risks of cancer, but also promotes metabolism and plays a role of a great anti-inflammatory compound. Raw parsley can be used as an effective natural blood cleanser, which can dissolve all possible toxic and cholesterol deposits in our veins, protect us against many serious cardiovascular diseases, as well as strengthen and increase elasticity of our blood vessels.
Besides, due to a great amount of vitamin C, health benefits of parsley include a better function of the immune system, improved bone and tissue restorative properties, increased production of collagen and a better skin health. Parsley is a great remedy for kidney and gallbladder health as it can stimulate their function and facilitate small stone removal. This herbal remedy is used to treat urinary system problems like cystitis and others.
Parsley is rich in vitamin K, which also plays a role in calcium digestion this way promoting a good bone health, dental health and the function of our nervous system. In Traditional Chinese medicine, parsley tea is recommended to lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation. This natural remedy has external uses to lower joint pains associated with arthritis and removing stiffness or swellings. It can be used to treat skin problem like insect bites, acne, inflammations and various bacterial skin infections.
For many centuries parsley is known as a potent tonic for sexual desire and a remedy for strengthening stamina. Parsley can play a role of a natural remedy for relieving menstrual pains and cramps, as well as preventing all irregularities related to hormonal changes in women during their cycle. This remedy can be used to treat ear infections and night blindness. Eating a spring of parsley is considered one of the best herbal remedies for bad breath. Never leave this miraculous healing food on your plate, recognize and enjoy amazing natural health benefits of parsley for your health and longevity.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.