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Health Benefits of Parsley

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!

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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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4:06AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013


6:34AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

2:30AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Very interesting article.

1:27AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing

7:54AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

good to know

5:52PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

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

8:24AM PST on Feb 17, 2013


8:30AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Thank you

3:02AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

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

6:44PM PST on Jan 24, 2013


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