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Parsley

Posted Aug 13 2010 5:30pm

I have been researching on ways to improve the condition of my kidney. I admit I am a bit worried. My mother have died because of kidney disease. Although at that time people are saying that it’s cancer. I really don’t know the details of her illness but I am hoping that somehow I would know. She started suffering when I was just 14. She got one of her kidney extracted. And then she was bedridden all throughout. Flashes of how she suffered always visit my memory and that is not helping me in my battle with lupus. But as the husband said, that was years ago. And with today’s technology I should stay positive and on my part I really like looking into natural ways to improve my health. And here I am happy to stumble upon the health benefits of parsley. I am not a veggie person but with what I read, I am looking forward to eat raw parsley and drink the juice.

Here is an item I found.

Parsley’s Many Therapeutic Health Benefits Include Its Use For * Anemia: Builds up the blood because it is high in iron. The high vitamin C content assists the absorption of iron.
* Antioxidant: Increases the anti-oxidant capacity of the blood.
* Bactericidal (kills bacteria)
* Bad breath
* Baldness: Believe it or not, men even scrubbed parsley onto their scalps to cure baldness—which doesn’t work.
* Blood purifier
* Blood vessel rejuvenation: Maintains elasticity of blood vessels, and helps to repair bruises.
* Diarrhea is greatly helped by drinking parsley tea.
* Digestion: Parsley is an excellent digestion restorative remedy. It improves the digestion of proteins and fats therefore promoting intestinal
absorption, liver assimilation and storage. Because of its high enzyme content, parsley benefits digestive activity and elimination.
* Dissolves cholesterol within the veins
* Diuretic
* Ear health: Treats deafness and ear infections.
* Edema: Acts as a diuretic and blood vessel strengthener.
* Fatigue: Parsley is high in iron so helps repair and provides components for better blood cells.
* Gallstones: Helps dissolve them.
* Glandular support of the liver, spleen, kidneys and adrenal glands.
* Gout
* Hormonal support: In women, parsley improves estrogen and nourishes and restores the blood of the uterus. Conditions like delayed
menstruation, PMS, and the menopause (dry skin, irritability, depression and hair loss) can often improve.
* Hormone balancing is achieved through the volatile fatty acids contained in parsley.
* Immune booster: The high vitamin C, beta carotene, B12, chlorophyll and essential fatty acid content render parsley an extraordinary
immunity enhancing food. Parsley is an immune-enhancing multi-vitamin and mineral complex in green plant form and one of the most
important herbs for providing vitamins to the body.
* Inhibits tumor formation, particularly in the lungs.
* Insect bites: Rub on to relieve the swelling and itch.
* Jaundice
* Kidneys: Parsley is effective for nearly all kidney and urinary complaints except severe kidney inflammation. It improves kidney activity and
can help eliminate wastes from the blood and tissues of the kidneys. It prevents salt from being reabsorbed into the body tissues; thus
parsley literally forces debris out of the kidneys, liver and bladder. It helps improve edema and general water retention, fatigue and scanty
or painful urination.
* Liver congestion: It enriches the liver and nourishes the blood. Parsley helps reduce liver congestion, clearing toxins and aiding rejuvenation.
* Menstrual irregularity: Parsley helps to make the cycles regular by the presence of apiol which is a constituent of the female sex hormone
estrogen.
* Menstrual pain
* Night blindness: Bad eyesight is a sign of Vitamin A deficiency.
* Rheumatism
* Spleen strengthening: The parsley root in particular strengthens the spleen, and can, therefore, treat malabsorption.
* Stamina loss and low resistance to infection, point to a sluggish liver. This can manifest itself in blood deficiencies, fatigue, a pale complexion
and poor nails, dizzy spells, anemia and mineral depletion.
* Stomach problems
* Strengthens loose teeth: In the Middle Ages parsley was used for many conditions including ‘fastening teeth’ (Scurvy, which is caused by a
Vitamin C deficiency, makes the gums spongy and the teeth loose.)
* Uterine tonic
* Weight loss benefits from being a diuretic

Here is how you used parsley :

Top off your sandwiches with it, include it in your salad greens, put it in Tabbouli or better yet, toss it into simmering soups, stews and sauces.

Parsley juice, as an herbal drink, is quite powerful and is usually taken in quantities of about 2 fl oz (50ml) three times a day and is best mixed with other juices. I noticed that it’s most effective to juice parsley in between other vegetables as the juice is heavy and thick and doesn’t move through some juicers very readily.

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