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Parsley

parsley

Parsley is the world’s most popular herb and one that I have for breakfast almost every morning. I make a juice with parsley, cucumbers and other seeds and I have energy for all day.

Highly nutritious, parsley can be found year round in your local supermarket.

Parsley is a popular culinary and medicinal herb recognized as one of the functional food for its unique antioxidants, and disease preventing properties. This wonderful, fragrant rich biennial herb is native to the Mediterranean region.

Health benefits of Parsley

  1. Parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too.
  2. Helps flush out excess fluid from the body.
  3. Regular use of parsley can help control your blood pressure. The folic acid in this herb is like a tonic for your heart.
  4. Parsley essential oil, when massaged into the scalp, may reduce hair loss.
  5. Parsley is rich in many vitamins, including Vitamin C,  B 12, K and A.
  6. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties so use parsley daily
  7. Parsley tea relaxes stiff muscles and encourages digestion.
  8. Studies indicate that parsley—especially its essential oil—may have a role in inhibiting cancerous tumors.
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81 thoughts on “Parsley”

  1. Good information! Did you know that one of the original uses for parsley was as a breath freshener? Although my personal preference would be a sprig of mint!

  2. What’s more: it seems to be really easy to grow! Many of the herbs in my planters kind of shriveled from heat, but the parsley always thrives. This post explains why, in a way!

  3. I loved all the info as well. Will be looking for parsley tea. Have not ever heard of it, but it’s something I am looking forward to trying. I have some pains here and there.

  4. Great post! Parsley is also a diuretic, so cleanses the kidneys, and helps reduce blood pressure that way. Its high cholorphyll content makes is very detoxing, and this propertie is also what helps freshen the breath so much, as it reduces the bacteria in the mouth too! As you can see, I love parsely too! 😉 Kitchen herbs have such great medicinal qualities, so i think its great the more people use them ❤

  5. I get very excited when I see the cooking world assisting me promoting healthy food options as well as explanations on the benefits. I DON’T believe we have to eat healthy 100% of the time. I believe a healthy and happy person learns to balance their food choices. Thank you for posting this valuable information.

  6. I love parsley 🙂 Its my favourite herb for sure. It tastes great, and now I know how good it is for you. Thanks 🙂
    Also your photography is great!! 🙂

  7. It’s very easy to grow your own parsley as well. Then it’s available fresh from the yard / terrace. It can also be stored dried and frozen for winter months. It’s one of my favorite foods.

  8. I grow a big patch of parsley every summer. This year I’ve noticed copper colored spots on some of the leaves. I’m about to do a google search to find out what they are and whether they are edible (so far I’ve been picking through every bunch I harvest and discarding the spotted leaves,) Just wondering if you happen to know what they are.

  9. I was just thinking yesterday of how much I love parsley and was trying to think of ways to incorporate it in my food more often! Thanks for the info!

  10. My favorite is to mash it in some avocado with my eggs in the morning. Glad there is another parsley-for-breakfast person out there! But I’m intrigued by making it a tea! Thanks for the post.

  11. I love parsley! I always have it stocked in my medicinal herb arsenal to add healthy benefits and flavor to my foods. 🙂

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