Facts about parsley

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Healthy from the root to the leaves

It is a vegetable commonly used in cooking. In addition to its taste, it also has many nutrients and can help with some ailments. Parsley root contains two psychoactive substances in its composition, however, due to its relatively small amount, no one forbids us to enjoy the benefits of this plant.

Parsley is a plant of the celery family.

It occurs naturally in western and southern Europe and also in the western part of Asia.

Both the leaves and roots of the plant are used for food.
There are two species of parsley.
Parsley root contains flavonoids, mucilaginous substances, and a fair amount of mineral salts.
Parsley contains a great deal of vitamin C, with over 160 mg of it in 100 g.
Parsley is also rich in provitamin A, vitamin K, iron, calcium, and potassium.
Parsley is used to produce parsley oil, which is used both as a food and cosmetic product.
Parsley oil has a regenerative effect on the skin and helps remove stretch marks, blemishes, and scars.
In parsley root, we can find two psychoactive substances: apiol and myristicin.
In Russia, parsley is included in the list of plants containing narcotic substances due to its myristicin content.

Myristicin has similar effects to the THC contained in marijuana.

Parsley seeds and fruits have the highest myristicin content.
The nutrients contained in parsley are resistant to freezing and drying, so storing parsley is not too difficult.

However, it is strongly discouraged to cook this vegetable for too long, because at high temperatures most of the desired substances are quickly destroyed.

Parsley is known for its diuretic effect.

The essential oil contained in both the root and the leaf irritates the kidney parenchyma, causing an increase in the glomerular filtration rate.

Parsley leaves contain chlorophyll, which has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Parsley can be used therapeutically during the body's water retention, in the presence of kidney stones, and digestive disorders.
Chewing parsley can alleviate the smell of previously consumed garlic or smoked cigarettes.
Substances in parsley stimulate breast milk production in breastfeeding women.
Parsley also has a beneficial effect on menstruation.

It relieves menstrual pain and regulates the cycle.

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