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 C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus 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.