Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Parsley Remedies

From a medicinal point of view, parsley behaves as an anti-cancerous herb, anti-rheumatic, stimulant of digestion, of kidneys, eliminating toxins and kidney stones. Moreover, parsley seeds stimulate fertility, help against dependency upon alcohol and brain tumors. Between 25-30 mg of parsley a day are enough to provide the daily dosage of vitamin C. It is important to mention that parsley contains more vitamin C than lemon, orange, or any other fruit. It has abundant quantities of other vitamins and minerals such as: pro-vitamin A, vitamin B, E, K, beta-carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, sodium, potassium, sulfur and calcium. It acts like an antioxidant, eliminating toxins and maintaining the elasticity of the blood vessels, it is a general stimulant, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-infectious, and anti-rachitic. Apart from these, parsley is a great neutralizer of the negative effects of smoking and dependence upon alcohol. Among other effects, it straightens the body and immune system, has a beneficial effect over the liver, spleen, digestive and endocrine organs.

Parsley leaves are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Parsley is composed of protein (20%), flavonoids that maintain blood cell membranes and act as an antioxidant, essential oils, iron, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, inositol, sulfur, vitamin K, beta-carotene and in particular, vitamin C. Thus, parsley helps the spleen and the stomach, improving digestion and preventing bloating and indigestion. Fats and proteins are digested easier. Furthermore, the calcium in parsley helps bones and teeth, the magnesium fixes calcium, the iodine helps the thyroid gland, and the amino acids prevent the development of tumors. The parsley leaf is four times richer in vitamin C than an orange and contains more iron than spinach.

Parsley relieves eye irritation. Lavage with parsley is recommended for excessive tearing. Make a decoction of 10 g of shredded parsley root to 250 ml of water. Boil 15 minutes and wash the eyes or use as a compress, twice a day, for as long as necessary.

Parsley is an excellent remedy for insect bites, specifically for bee or wasp stings. Rub the place with fresh parsley leaves to avoid inflammation and reduce pain.

A few parsley leaves help you get rid of bad breath and make your breath smell good. Moreover, parsley acts as a disinfectant medium of the upper airway, and it is highly recommended for people with respiratory problems.

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