- Serves: 1
- Parsley - curly or flat leave (Petroselinum sativum)
- It has a diuretic property, so therefore, has been used to treat fluid retention, including edema and obesity. The Romans and the ancient Greeks used parsley for refreshing the breath of garlic and other odiferous foods.
- Parsley is a great cleansing herb! It benefits the lungs, stomach, liver, and thyroid, and has helped in passing all stones, and helps in bladder infections. It is valued as a blood builder, cleanser and regulating pressure.
- It is full of nutrients that help give it the name of one of natures preventitive medicines. It is high in vitamin B and potasium, has high iron, chlorophyll, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A & C. So eat your parsley for it will help build resistance to infections and diseases. Scientists have found a substance that inhibits the development of certain cancer cells. Some even think that it may yet be proven that parsley is a cancer preventitive!
- For insect bites you can squeeze parsley juice onto the sting for a quick relief.
- Use fresh or dried parsley in any recipe. Especially good in omelets, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, soups, pasta and vegetable dishes as well as sauces to go with fish, poultry, veal and pork. Use fresh leaves as garnish.
Parsley has a delicate favor that combines well with other herbs like basil, bay leaves, chives, dill weed, garlic, marjoram, mint, oregano and thyme. Flat leaf or Italian is used primarily in cooking because of its more robust flavor and curly parsley is used primaryily for garnish. Add at the end of cooking for better flavor.
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