Parsley and recipes of traditional medicine

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.

In folk medicine, water infusion of pounded roots and fruits of parsley are used as a diuretic in dropsy and edema of cardiac origin, high content of vitamins helps patients with asthenic conditions, in decompensated heart defects.

Recipes of traditional medicine with parsley

Take 2 tablespoons of powder from the seeds of parsley, pour a glass of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes. Cool, strain. Drink the broth 1 tablespoon 4-6 times a day


Take 2 tablespoons of the seeds of parsley, pour a glass of cold water and heated in a water bath for 30 minutes. Cool, strain, take 1 tablespoon of 5 times a day.

In the menstrual cycle

— Take 1 teaspoon powder of seeds of parsley, to insist in a glass of cold water for 8 hours. Take 1/4 Cup 4 times a day.

— Take 4 teaspoons of seeds of parsley, pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes. Cool, strain. Drink the broth 1 tablespoon 4-6 times a day.

Take 1 tablespoon of parsley seed, dandelion root, fennel fruit, peppermint leaves, and 3 tablespoons of buckthorn bark brittle. 2 tablespoons collection pour 0.5 cups of boiling water and let stand 30 minutes. Strain the morning drink the entire infusion.

Antirheumatic collection

Take 1 tablespoon of the parsley root, willow bark, nettle leaves, black elderberry flowers. 1 tablespoon collection brew Cup of boiling water, to insist to cool. Drain. Drink 2 cups a day.

When inflammation of the prostate gland

4 teaspoons dry parsley roots pour 0.5 cups of boiling water, to insist 8-10 hours and drink 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.


Due to stimulating effects on the body parsley is not recommended to use during pregnancy, anemia and hypotonia. Nephritis and cystitis parsley juice has an irritating impact the kidney tissue.

You should avoid overdose!

It is impossible to procure in winter, the parsley, sprinkling it with salt. When stored with salt in the plant are formed nitrosamine substances that can cause the growth of malignant tumors.