Everything on parsley: its magic properties and benefits for the body

Raw parsley has many properties: it eliminates toxins and purifies the kidneys, other than being rich in calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

Paarsley is a plant with many therapeutic properties, thanks to its high content of vitamins and minerals. In order to enjoy these elements, it is better to eat it raw, so you will keep all its nutrients in its leaves.

In order to purify your kidneys and eliminate toxins, you can try the parsley herbal tea. It only takes one week to will feel better and lighter. Let’s find out more about this medicinal plant.

Parsley: what it is and its characteristics

Together with rosemary and basil, parsley is one of the most used aromatic herbs. Its latin name is Petroselinum sativum and it is a biennal plant, of the Apiaceae family. It is dark green, with thin, long stems. Its leaves are idented and organized like rose petals.

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Parsley benefits: calcium, vitamin C, potassium and beta carotene

You might not know that this plant is full of vitamin C and calcium. The first element is essential to strenghten the immune defenses and improve the circulatory system. Just think that a teaspoon of minced parsley leaves contain the same amount of vitamin C as half an orange. Instead, calcium is amazing for the health of your hair, nails and bones.

Moreover, thanks to its content of beta carotene, this plant is rich in antioxidant properties for your skin. You can find this element also in pumpkins, carrots, potatoes and apricots.

All parsley parts are edible, especially its roots, rich in potassium. It has amazing diuretic properties and it is fundamental for the good functioning of your nervous system.

Parsley calories and nutritional values

In 100 grams of parsley there are 293kcal and:

-Proteins 26,63g

-Carbohydrates 50,64g

-Sugar 7,27g

-Fat 5,48g

-Dietary fiber 26,7g

-Sodium 452 mg

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Parsley herbal tea: properties and how to make it

This tea is perfect to purify your kidneys and eliminate excess tossins. Boil a liter of water, then add a handful of fresh parsley. After 10 minutes, turn the stove off and let cool down. Filter your tea and store it in the fridge. We recommend you to drink one glass of this product every day for a week to obtain visible results.

You can also use this plant to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as abdominal bloating or air in your stomach. If you suffer from colics or you have stomachache because you’ve eaten too fast, this food is perfect to soothe your pain.

Parsley: side effects

There are many popular traditions that warn against the use of parsley, especially for pregnant women. According to these rumors, if you’re pregnant you should avoid this plant, as it can lead to miscarriages.

This is true only in part. Parsley can actually cause uterine contractions and can be dangerous for the baby, but only if taken in huge quantities, which is impossible. This means pregnant women can take this plant. However, in case of a high-risk pregnancy, some doctors suggest to totally avoid it.

In general, parsley is known as toxic, not only for pregnant women. People consider it poisonous because it contains myristicin, a powerful narcotic if taken in high doses, and apiole, a toxic substance. However, don’t panic: in order to feel their toxic effects, you should take inconceivable high quantitis.

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12-02-2019

Nicoletta Chiara Romano