Health Benefits of Parsley

It’s timely to give some thought to parsley, since it is one of the first herbs to appear in spring. And it has ancient associations with health and strength. In fact, the Romans believed that nibbling on parsley springs would enable them to drink more wine without becoming drunk! While that may not be true, parsley has many real benefits for our health. Find out what they are:

Raw parsley cleanses the blood, dissolves sticky deposits in veins, maintains elasticity of blood vessels, facilitates removal of moderately sized kidney and gallstones, treats deafness and ear infections, and benefits the sexual system. And chewing parsley prevents bad breath!

Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onstad (Chelsea Green, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Dianne Onstad. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onstad (Chelsea Green, 2004).

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Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Very interesting article.

Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

J.L. A.
JL A.2 years ago

good to know

Ewelina Grobelna
Ewelina Grobelna2 years ago

I love parsley! always have a bit of it chopped and sprinkled over potatoes or soup. Adds amazing flavour to it.

a             y m.
g d c.2 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Dale O.

Add parsley to a vast amount of food, even into homemade bread.

Ram Reddy
Care member2 years ago