First of all let's get to know about parsley. Parsley is a biannual plant with a fleshy root. Its stalks are straight, round, bare and branchy. The leaves of parsley are pinnate. The chemical composition is as the following. The vegetable contains 2-6% of essential oil up to 22% of fat oil containing mostly glycerides of petroselyne acid. The leaves contain essential oil, lutein, apigenin, carotene, ascorbic acid. The flowers contain quercetin, kaempferol. The roots contain apigenin. Parsley is a garden culture.
Now let's get to know about parsley benefits. Among parsley benefits the following ones should be emphasized: parsley herb and seeds have diuretic properties and increases saline excretion from the organism. It is caused by the fact that parsley contains epyole and myristicin. Due to parsley benefits it is widely applied in medicine. Parsley is a strong detoxifier and can be used to remove toxins from the organism. The seeds of parsley are used as a urinative remedy from renal and cordial diseases. Parsley is often used along with other medicines such as renal tea during cordial edema.
Many useful parsley benefits have been discovered quite recently. Thus, parsley can remove hypostasis, it has a sudorific and choleretic effect. Parsley relieves during nephrolithiasis, cystitis, polyarthritis and other diseases. It was the beginning of parsley popularity. Parsley nutrition is very useful as far as it contains many vitamins. Also parsley contains essential oil, which gives spicy taste and aroma. Parsley fresh leaves, seeds and roots are applied not only in folk medicine but also in pharmaceutical and perfume industries. Parsley leaves and roots are mostly used for food in the fresh state. Parsley nutrition is very useful because parsley contains many vitamins.
However, besides parsley benefits there are some contraindications. Parsley is contraindicated in the period of pregnancy because it increases discharge of urine and menstruation. Parsley benefits in comparison with many pharmaceutical medicines are that it is a natural remedy and has no side effects. Parsley contains flavonoids, glykhocides, phytoncides, salts of magnesium, calcium and ferric salts. Owing to high and well balanced content of calcium and potassium, parsley is prescribed during diseases of cardiovascular system, urination disorders, diabetes. Parsley has spasmolytic, sedative, desensitize, bactericidal, antiallergic, carminative, sudorific and diuretic actions. Parsley regulates saline metabolism, removes products of decay and salts of heavy metals. Parsley is a strong detoxifier that normalizes metabolism and it should be used during intoxications. Also parsley contains selenium, thus it has an anticarcinogenic action. If you suffer from indigestion, meteorism then parsley can relieve you from pain. Also parsley relieves from pain during various inflammations. But before taking parsley we recommend that you get in touch with your health care consultant.