Sunday, July 15, 2012

Parsley and its medicinal properties


Even the ancient Egyptians used wild parsley as a tool for treating kidney and urinary tract. Because the fruit and oil acting diuretic, helping the excretion of salt from the body. It also helps with inflammation of the prostate during urination, but also in cases of leg swelling, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and obesity.


The ancient Greeks, who were considered sacred leaf parsley, it is not used for food. From him they made wreaths, which are worn on ceremonial feasts and decorated 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 more cunning. By the end of the Middle Ages, parsley was the only medicinal plant and its seeds are even considered by the drug against the plague. Today, without this seasoning vegetables can not imagine any world cuisine.


Nutritionally rich
The energy value of parsley and a small amount around 190 kJ/100 g for leaves and roots for only 90 kJ/100 Mr Ali, because in 100 grams of raw leaves has 1,600 milligrams of mineral matter. 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 highly food is 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 the iron acts favorably on the recovery of erythrocytes (red blood cells). Otherwise, a specific smell and taste derived from essential oils, which accounts for as much as 42 different ingredients.

Steel's health
Even the ancient Egyptians used wild parsley as a tool for treating kidney and urinary tract. Because the fruit and oil acting diuretic, helping the excretion of salt from the body. It also helps with inflammation of the prostate during urination, but also in cases of leg swelling, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and obesity.However, note that the physiotherapist parsley should not be used if there is inflammation of the kidneys.This is especially true in the seed, which seems much stronger than the root and leaves. This plant has a positive effect on liver function, 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 curative and women who have problems with painful or irregular menstruation. Nibbling parsley in the days before the cycle removes excess fluid from the body and prevent premenstrual bloating. It looks and sex glands, as well as infertility.
Freshly 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. Acting 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 has to be controlled and measured manner. As a remedy for the kidneys should not be taken without the approval of doctors, and parsley oil (Oleum petreselini) must be upotreblajva only by medical prescription. It seems good for the blood in the urine, flushing the urinary tract, and the calculus in the kidney and bladder. For external use, is applied as a protective agent against insects. However, essential oils can have unwanted effects. Ingredients myristicin and apiole in small quantities, Efficient, but in larger quantities can have toxic effects (irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, liver damage, arrhythmias, severe contraction ...).


Medicinal drinks from parsley


Tea for various problems
Fifty grams of fresh leaf perÅ¡unovog Pour one liter of boiling water. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Drink three to four cups (2.5 ounces) during the day. Tea helps with fevers, improves the secretion of urine and regulating the menstrual cycle.

Tea for the treatment of kidney
Handful of fresh parsley put in two cups of boiling water and allow to cool. Tea drain and refrigerate. Drink an hour before meals and one hour before they lie down to sleep.

Syrup for strengthening the nerves
Ingredients: 1 kg of acacia honey, 2 oz of juice from the root and leaf parsley, 5 oz of raspberry juice.Preparation: mix the ingredients well. Usage: take three times in one tablespoon before meals.

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