Health Benefits of Parsley

– Parsley is incredibly rich in pro-Vitamin A, containing even more than carrots. Since it also contains a lot of Vitamin C, parsley is an excellent anti-cancer food.

– Parsley contains a lot of iron and fortifies the body, stimulates appetite and combats intestinal fermentation.

– It is diuretic, and purifies the blood.

– Eating too much parsley can produce unwanted side effects: excitation, stomach irritation, a sudden drop in blood pressure and even miscarriage in pregnant women.

– Parsley is a general and nervous system stimulant. It combats anaemia, rickets, scurvy and dry conjunctivitis (due to a lack of Vitamin A).

– It stimulates appetite, facilitates digestion, helps rid the body of toxins and purifies the blood as well as the digestive and urinary tracts.

– Parsley stimulates the elimination of water, urea, uric acid and chlorides), promotes menstrual flow, dilates blood vessels and regenerates capillaries.

– It strengthens muscle tissues in the intestines, urinary tract and uterus, and helps eliminate intestinal parasites.

– Use parsley to treat the following health problems:

– anaemia

– growth problems in children and adolescents

– asthenia

– anorexia

– dyspepsia

– flatulence

– intestinal fermentation

– blood disorders

– plethora

– cellulite

– fever (intermittent)

– infection

– rheumatism

– gout

– bladder stones

– nervousness

– gallbladder atonia

– cancer

– intestinal parasites

– Applied externally, parsley helps alleviate breast engorgement during lactation, leucorrhea, contusions, cuts and wounds and insect bites.

– Add raw chopped parsley to all your salads and cooked vegetable dishes, and use it as a seasoning for meat and fish dishes. You can also prepare ‘tabouleh,’ a parsley-based oriental salad accompanied by finely chopped onions or shallots and tomatoes, and seasoned with lemon and a little olive oil.

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