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Parsely Herb Health Benefits

Parsely, a member of the Apiaceae family is a common herb used daily; the leaf, seed, and root are used to make medicine. In foods and beverages, parsley is widely used as a garnish, condiment, food, and flavouring.

 

Parsley is a source of Flavonoids, and Antioxidants, apigenin, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

 

It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function. However, the herb contains oxalates, which can cause problems for those with existing kidney and gall bladder problems.

 

Parsley adds colour and aids digestion of the foods we eat and acts to prevent gas and bloating.

 

Parsley is also an emmenagogue, meaning it can help to bring on delayed menses, so don’t use it in concentrated doses while pregnant.

 

Its leaves, stems and roots of this herb plant have antiseptic and carminative properties.

 

Use parsley daily, and you’ll feel relief from joint pain. That’s because the herb has anti-inflammatory properties.Regular use of parsley can help control your blood pressure.

 

The folic acid in this herb is like a tonic for your heart. The herb is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. 100 g fresh herb provides 554 mg or 12% of daily required levels of potassium.

 

Potassium is the chief component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure by countering the effects of sodium.

 

Iron is essential for the production of heme, which is an important oxygen-carrying component inside the red blood cells.

 

Parsley should be washed thoroughly in the water in order to remove sand and dirt and to rid off any residual pesticides.

 

Parsley should not be consumed in large amounts or as a drug or supplement by pregnant women. The essential oil in its root, leaf, or seed could lead to uterine stimulation, bleeding and preterm labour.

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