Parsley

Parsley is an herb which had originated in the Mediterranean region of south Italy, Algeria and Tunisia. This herb is known scientifically as Petroselinum hortenseand Petroselinum crispum and it belongs to the family of Apiaceae.

 

Health Benefits of Parsley:

  • Helps cure the growth of bad bacteria as it has anti bacterial properties.
  • Having parsley everyday helps in reducing blood pressure and reduces the risks related to high blood pressure such as hypertension.
  • Promotes healthy workings of the kidney.
  • The oil of parsley herb is a good remedy for hair loss as well as dryness of the skin.
  • Parsley herb is used by the herbalists to cure some ear infections, ringing in the ear and partial deafness.
  • Having parsley herbal tea is helpful as it stimulates digestion of protein as well as fat.

 

Nutrients of Parsley:

Parsley is rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin-A, beta-carotene, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, zea-xanthin, lutein, vitamin-K folates, cryptoxanthin, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.

 

Daily dosage on using Parsley:

A total of 6 g in the appropriate preparations. Infusion: 2 to 3 cups over the course of the day. Adequate intake of liquid is essential for flushing out treatment.

Possible risks of eating Parsley:

  • Oxalate over consumption: Parsley has high quantity of oxalates. Their higher concentration can be particularly problematic with people who suffer from kidney stones.
  • Other: Parsley may make skin extra sensitive to sun and this may cause rash.

 

For more information about Parsley herb, visit link below:

Parsley Herb at WHFoods
Parsley Herb at Organic Facts
Parsley Herb at Nutrition and You