Parsley is an herb that can be found in various foods, which is most commonly used as a garnish. It has a very mild flavor and is often used to neutralize the stronger flavors, such as garlic and oregano. It is also widely recognized for its healing properties throughout history.
Here are some of It’s health benefits:
1.Parsley has been found to contain two types of unusual compounds that provide some very unique health benefits. The first component found is a volatile oil that includes myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. The second components found are flavonoids-including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.
“Myristicin” is a natural occurring compound found in parsley. It’s been found to be effective at reducing both the speed and growth of tumors in the stomach and lungs.
Luteolin, one of the flavanoids found in parsley has been shown to function as powerful antioxidantsthat help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells.
2.Parsley is also rich in the source of two vital nutrients that are also important for the prevention of many diseases: vitamin C and vitamin A. These are both powerful antioxidants that destroy free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for the development of many medical conditions, including atherosclerosis, diabetes and colon and cervical cancer and asthma.
Eating a diet rich on Vitamin C acts as an anti inflammatory and provides individuals with protection against a form rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Like vitamin C, beta-carotene may also be helpful in decreasing the severity of medical conditions such asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This vitamin is so important to a strong immune system that its nickname is the “anti-infection vitamin.”
3.Parsley is also rich in folic acid, one of the most important of the B vitamins. Folic acid‘s most critical role in the body relates to the benefits it bring to cardiovascular health.
4.Parley is also rich in potassium and has a diuretic effect on the body. It was successfully used in World War II to treat soldiers with kidney conditions and dysentery.
Parsley Tea Recipe
The single most effective way to consume parsley is to drink it as a tea. Here’s how you can make your own parsley tea at home
- our to five sprigs of parsley
- Three cups of water
- A quarter or a half of a lemon
- One teaspoon of honey
- Bring water to a low boil.
- Place lemon and parsley into cup or container of choice (One that can hold hot liquid).
- Pour the hot water in the container.
- Let it stay for five minutes.
Remove lemon and parsley and add in honey.