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Parsley was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a flavoring and garnish for foods. Today, Parsley has the misfortune of being a token herb on plates at restaurants. That resilient sprig used for color is really edible and its high Chlorophyll content makes it a natural breath sweetener.
By the Middle Ages, Parsley had made its appearance in herbal medicines. It has been given credit for curing a great range of human ills, especially those having to do with the kidneys and liver. Parsley is an ancient remedy for kidney stones and gallstones. Culpeper’s writings showed that he thought of Parsley as the herb "par excellence" for the treatment of kidney and bladder disturbances.
One of the main medicinal uses of Parsley is to provide a toxic kidney with essential nutrients that aid in its cleansing the necessary bodily function of filtering the blood. Parsley, as a blood purifier, provides the healthful nutritional material necessary for tissue maintenance of the urinary system. Parsley is a healing balm to the urinary tract making difficult urination, easier. Parsley has been shown to be a slow and gentle diuretic.
Parsley directly inhibits salt reabsorption by body tissues and in this manner, is able to increase diuretic activity by the kidneys. It is well to know that Parsley is the diuretic of choice and can be taken to improve urination when it is painful and incomplete, due to an enlarged prostate that is squeezing the urethra so as to make urination difficult.
There is information that shows that Parsley, in comparison with citrus juices has three times more vitamin C, gram for gram. Parsley has been shown to have a higher content of iron than other leafy greens and is rich in potassium and other essential elements. Parsley roots are more potent acting than the leaves. Preparations made from Parsley roots have their major influence on the liver and spleen. Clinical physicians for the last 100 years have stated that Parsley root has been effective for treating liver diseases. Parsley has been used to dissolve and help pass gallstones and kidney stones, if they're not too large.
The roots and leaves of Parsley are used in cases of low blood sugar if there is adrenal malfunction. Fresh Parsley juice helps heal conjunctivitis and blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelid .
The roots and leaves work to normalize delayed menstruation, has a uterine toning effect and also effects the prostate in men.
Parsley can be used during pregnancy, but not in high doses, as it tends to induce labor pains. Parsley has a drying up effect on mother's milk and can be used to help in the weaning process, but nursing mothers should avoid using it in large qualities. Mild doses of Parsley have a strong diuretic effect but large doses can cause congestion of the uterus membrane causing irritation and discomfort, so it is recommended that Parsley be only used in moderation during pregnancy.
Parsley has been used for ailments of the liver and is a good tonic for blood vessels, capillaries and arterioles.
Parsley (100 capsules)