The benefits of parsley

The benefits of parsley

The health benefits of parsley include control of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also useful in preventing osteoporosis. It is also a pain reliever because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It also provides protection against gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating and nausea while helping to strengthen the immune system.

Parsley is available throughout the year in the market and is a cheap plant with a high nutritional value that contains vitamins and antioxidants beneficial to health. Boiled parsley is useful for pregnant women. Read Post pregnancy tummy trimming

What is Parsley?

Parsley is aherb available in the Mediterranean region of southern Italy, Algeria and Tunisia. This herb known scientifically as Petroselinum and Petroselinum crissum and belongs to the tent family.

It was cultivated by more than 20,000 years and was a sacred herb in the Greek culture. It was use in various ceremonies. It was also use by the Romans in many different ways. It was use only as a medicinal plant but later consumed as food. There are many legends and myths associate with this plant in the Mediterranean and European cultures.

Benefits of parsley:

Parsley is useas entrees that contains many nutrients that provide health benefits and some of these benefits include:

Anti-diabetic properties

Traditionally, parsley has been use as a treatment for diabetes in Turkey. In order to verify this information, research has conduct at Marmara University in Istanbul. Research has shown that diabetic rats given by parsley showed low blood sugar levels over a period of one month.

Control of rheumatoid arthritis

Parsley is especially useful and effective against rheumatoid arthritis because it contains compounds such as vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Anti-cancer

LKT labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, extracted a compound called mristisin, which extracted from parsley oil. The study revealed that this substance has anti-cancer properties.

Anti-inflammatory properties

It has been customary to use parsley in the Mediterranean region for toothache, bruising and insect bites. According to preliminary studies conducted at King Saud University, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-hepatic properties

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