The ancient Egyptians used wild parsley as a means to treat kidney and urinary tract. For the fruit and oil acting diuretic, helping the excretion of salt from the body. It also helps with inflammation of the prostate, with difficulty urinating, but in cases of leg swelling, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and obesity.
The ancient Greeks, who believed the world parsley plant, was not used it for eating. From him they made wreaths, worn on solemn feasts and decorated with their heroes. Unlike them, the Romans ate it, especially gladiators before the fight because they believe that gives them strength, stronger reflexes and makes them wiser. By the late Middle Ages, parsley was the only medicinal plant and its seeds are even considered medicine against the plague. Today, without this seasoning vegetables can not imagine any world cuisine.
Energy value of parsley and a small amount kJ/100 about 190 g of leaves, and roots kJ/100 only 90 g. But, why in 100 grams of raw leaves have even 1600 milligrams of minerals. Half of this is potassium, iron and the rest (which is why parsley is beneficial for the treatment of anemia), calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and minor amounts of other trace elements, important for the human body. What the parsley into a group of high value foods, is the vitamin content. First of all, vitamin C, which is 100 grams of leaves has 170 milligrams, which is the highest value of vegetables. This plant also contains carotene (provitamin A), as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12 - which, along with iron helps with regeneration of erythrocytes (red blood cells). Otherwise, the specific smell and taste derived from essential oils, which makes as much as 42 different ingredients.
The ancient Egyptians used wild parsley as a means to treat kidney and urinary tract. For the fruit and oil acting diuretic, helping the excretion of salt from the body. It also helps with inflammation of the prostate, with difficulty urinating, but in cases of leg swelling, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and obesity. However, note that phytotherapist parsley should not be used if there is inflammation of the kidneys. This is especially true of the seeds, which seems much stronger than the roots and leaves. This plant is a positive effect on the liver, and is recommended for jaundice and other diseases. In addition, encourages good blood circulation and acts on the nervous system - relieves anxiety and lethargy. Parsley is useful in the diet of diabetics. Known for its healing and women who suffer from painful or irregular periods. Nibbling parsley in the days before the cycle removes excess fluid from the body and prevent premenstrual bloating. Effect on sex glands, as well as infertility.
Sveže crushed leaves helps with pain in the ear and toothache. Tea made from parsley seeds lowers body temperature, relaxes smooth muscles throughout the body, eases headaches, migraines, asthma, stomach cramps. It looks antiseptic on cuts and wounds, and relieves the irritation of insect bites.
When the caution needed?
Parsley is not completely harmless plant. First of all, its use during pregnancy must be controlled and metered. As a remedy for the kidneys should not be taken without the approval of a physician, and parsley oil (Oleum petreselini) must be upotreblajva only by prescription. It works well for blood in urine, flushing the urinary tract, and the calculus of kidney and bladder. For external use, is applied as a protective agent against insects. However, an essential oil can have adverse effects. Ingredients apiol myristicin and in small quantities very effective, but large quantities can have toxic effects (gastrointestinal irritation, liver damage, arrhythmias, severe contraction ...).
Medicinal drinks made from parsley
Tea for various problems
Fifty grams of fresh parsley Pour one liter of boiled water. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Drink three to four cups (2.5 ounces) per day. Tea helps with fever, improving urination and regulates the menstrual cycle.
Tea for the treatment of kidney
Handful of fresh parsley add to the two cups of boiling water and allow to cool. Tea drain and refrigerate.Drink one hour before meals and one hour before you lie down to sleep.
Syrup for strengthening the nervous system
Ingredients: 1 kg of acacia honey, 2 oz of juice from the roots and leaves of parsley, 5 oz of raspberry juice.Preparation: Stir the ingredients well. Directions: take three times a spoon before eating.