Parsley is a delicious and nutritious vegetable, used in many dishes. Often it is used as a simple herb in meals or as inexpensive garnish for soups.
But did you know that parsley has many health benefits and medicinal properties?
You can have these health benefits when you prepare your own parsley tea.
Remember: You should always seek a doctor's opinion when symptoms appear.
These are some of the benefits of parsley:
1. Tumor Prevention
Parsley contains myristicin, a natural compound that reduces the speed of tumor growth in the stomach and lungs.
Researchers were studying the effect of parsley leaf oil on mice and discovered that myristicin was effective in slowing the growth of tumors.
2. Helps with Nerve Damage
A study found that parsley juice was particularly effective in improving symptoms of neurotoxicity.
Neurotoxicity refers to the damage to the brain or peripheral nervous system. It is often caused by man-made toxic materials like pesticides or heavy metals.
3. Reduces Swelling and Inflammation
For those suffering from arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout, then parsley tea is for you.
Parsley is rich in vitamin C and can help reduce levels of CRP (c-reaction protein) in the body.
Easy steps on how to prepare parsley tea:
- 4 to 5 sprigs of parsley
- 3 cups of water
- A teaspoon of honey
- A quarter or a half of a lemon
- Boil water.
- Put parsley and lemon into a cup then pour boiled water into it.
- Wait for 5 minutes.
- Remove parsley and lemon and add honey.
- Drink up!