The Wonders of Parsley
Parsley is not just a decoration for your plate. All types of parsley, flat or curly contain Vitamin A, C, and B plus iron and high in antioxidants.
The Romans used it in the 3rd century for garnish and to absorb unpleasant odor. The chlorophyll (the green compound) in parsley freshen breath after you finish your meal, so use it, don’t ignore it!
It is beneficial for digestive circulation, urinary infections, kidney disease and for lowering blood pressure. It can help rid the body of toxic chemicals. Parsley can be used fresh or dried, If using it for the chlorophyll content it is best fresh.
Parsley Uses: Great blended with other herbs and spices for salad dressings.
- Add it to butter to use as a spread on bread.
- Add it to soups and stews.
- Great chopped with lettuce salad or on top of fish or chicken, it is best not cooked if fresh, so add it towards the end of cooking.
You can also use parsley as a tea, dried or fresh, steep leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes, muddle them (crush) to get essential compounds from leaves. Strain and enjoy the superb green flavor, which you will come to love.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.