Parsley was cultivated in Ancient Greece and even then, appreciated her unique healing properties. Even in Russia, parsley is known since time immemorial, however, called it differently — petersilia, petersilia grass, nevestina.
As a seasoning, a spice, parsley is widely used in cooking, but traditional medicine uses this herb as an effective cure in many cases.
How useful parsley
The plant contains a lot of ascorbic acid, a complex essential oil, glycosides, proteins, carbohydrates, flavonoids, folic acid, mineral salts. The content of vitamins parsley ranks first among vegetable crops and 25 to 30 g fresh parsley leaves contain the average of the daily value of vitamin C for an adult.
Parsley leaves contain vitamins B1, B2, PP, K, carotene, iron salts, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. In the roots of parsley contains protein (about 4%) and more than 7% sugar. In the seeds found apiin glycosides, essential and fatty oils.
Parsley seeds have an effective diuretic and antispasmodic action, stimulates the secretory activity of the gastric glands, improves digestion. Used in diseases of the kidneys and the urinary bladder, renal colic, as carminative in intestinal spasms and flatulence.
Parsley stimulates the thyroid and adrenal glands, restores strength, improves metabolic processes, increases the protective lilyorganics, it is also used in disorders of menstruation.
Crushed parsley seeds take against malaria, the juice from the fresh herb parsley is used as a febrifuge. The juice of leaves is used to remove spots and pimples on the skin and leaves applied for pain relief after insect bites. Continue reading