Parsley is the common name for a bright green, biennial herb of European origin, Petroselinum crispum, which is extensively cultivated for its leaves, which are used as a garnish or for flavoring food. It is a member of the Apiaceae family of plants. Relatives of this common culinary herb include the garden vegetables carrot, parsnip, and celery. Parsley has many health benefits and has been used as a cure for many ailments. It is well known that parsley has flavonoids that act as anti-oxidants. This means that they combine with “free-radicals” before they can create damage to the cells.

Parsley is so familiar we often pass it over for more exotic plant remedies, yet this attractive staple of the herb garden is a versatile medicinal food and an absolutely must have in any well stocked kitchen. Parsley adds color and aids digestion of the foods we eat and acts to prevent gas and bloating.

Parsley leaves and root are high in iron content and rich in vitamins A, B, C and trace minerals. Its high concentration of boron and fluoride might help against bone thinning and osteoporosis.

Parsley can help you:

Immunity increase: It helps to produce more collagen (the main protein of connective tissue). Moreover, parsley accelerates the absorption of nutrients and the regeneration of damaged tissues, stimulates the functioning of the endocrine system, and protects the body from various infections.

Good for You: Parsley is often seen first and foremost as a garnish in cooking, but it is not a herb to be overlooked, with it boasting many nutritional and health benefits. Rich in many vital vitamins including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A, parsley is a super immune system booster, keeps bones healthy, and helps heal the nervous system. It’s also an anti-inflammatory so assists in easing joint pain and muscle soreness

Lemons are a favorite all over the world and an essential food in kitchens everywhere. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemons help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.

Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

The health benefits of lemon are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin Cvitamin B6vitamin Avitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavinpantothenic acidcopper,  calciumiron,  magnesiumpotassiumzincphosphorus and protein. It is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties

Lemons can help you:

  • Maintaining a healthy complexion
  • Preventing asthma
  • Lemons are rich in vitamin C
  • Cleans your bowels

If you combine these two ingredients together they make a powerful remedy.

You will need:

  • 9 oz/ 250 grams of parsley,

  • 9 oz/ 250 grams of lemon (do not peel),

  • 9 oz/ 250 grams of honey

  • 1 cup/ 2 deciliters of olive oil.

Blend all the ingredients together and mix them until you get an even texture. Put the mixture in a jar and place it in the fridge. You should consume a tablespoon of this remedy before breakfast and dinner.

Lemons originate from India, then spreading globally to temperate and tropical regions of the world. They were sought after by early sailors to prevent or treat Vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy. It is grown on an evergreen shrub and the tree produces ripe yellow fruits practically all year round. It is highly prized in the manufacturing industry for lemon oil, lemon juice, pectin, and citric acid.Medicinally, lemons have been used for centuries.

They have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lemons contain vitamin C or ascorbic acid, citric acid (gives lemons sour taste), flavonoids, Vitamin B complex, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and fiber. The fruit is low in calories – 29 calories per 100 grams – contains no saturated fats, nor cholesterol. Although lemon is acidic when eaten, it has an alkalizing and purifying effect on the blood. Whether the goal is weight loss, a full detox, or just overall good health, lemons should be a staple in every clean and healthy diet. Lemons are a super food that provides 51% of the body’s daily Vitamin C needs as well as thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese into your diet.

Lemons and lemon juice fight the formation of free radicals and protect against the cell damage that is linked to inflammation, cancer, and chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes. Vitamin C also builds collagen, the body’s main structural protein. Thus, consumption of lemons may help promote bone strength, muscle repair, and a healthy complexion! Additionally, vitamin C facilitates the body’s absorption of iron. Individuals who are diagnosed with anemia or who are considered at risk for iron deficiency are encouraged to eat vitamin C-rich foods alongside those rich in iron for maximal iron absorption.

When most of us bring home lemons from the store we go to eat one, we usually cut it up into wedges or slices. But did you know that there is a much better way to store and use lemons, which involves putting them in the freezer! It sounds odd at first, but that way you can easily grate them up later for a powerful, tasty health kick.

Once the lemon is frozen solid take it out of the freezer and cut off one end, so that it’s nice and flat. Place the flat side against the grater and begin grating it as if you were grating a block of cheese. Doing it this way makes the lemon easier to hold steady and cuts down on the risk of it slipping while you’re shredding it up. After you’re done, store the lemon gratings in a resalable container or use them to flavor food. Don’t worry about ruining a recipe, grated lemon is not as overpowering as you may think it to be. Instead, the lemony shreds compliment and bring out the other flavors and what you get is a very unique type of flavoring that differs from that of squeezing plain old lemon juice on food.

All you have to do is freeze lemons, it’s really that simple and your mind, body, and palette will all benefit and thank you in the end. Help spread this healthy tip and enjoy!

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