Have you ever used parsley for anything else than cooking? If the answer is no, then you should start now. This herb is extremely under-appreciated, as is available in all regions and is mostly seen as a culinary herb. What most people don’t know is that parsley also has numerous health benefits, as you will see below.
Eliminates Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Parsley is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and chlorophyll and can immediately reduce puffiness and lighten the area under the eyes. All you have to do is chop some parsley until it releases the juice. Add yogurt (1 teaspoon) and apply the mixture under the eyes. You can also only make use of parsley juice and apply it on the affected area with a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Repeat the remedy 2 times per week.
Anti-fungal and Antibacterial Qualities
Parsley has volatile oils that come with anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and can treat skin infections, pimples and acne. They can also disinfect the pores. The healthy food stores feature parsley oil that can be used to treat all these conditions. Always make sure to dilute the parsley oil, as it can burn the skin if applied directly. You can dilute it with a carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil before applying it on the skin. Let it cure for 30 minutes, then wash off. The mixture of tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and parsley can keep the acne away forever.
Treats Irritated Skin
Use fresh parsley leaves to rub them on the insect bites or your irritated skin and soothe the inflammation and irritation. If you have boils, you can simply boil some parsley leaves in a cup of water and apply the solution on the affected area. Leave it on for a few hours. Parsley can also heal bruises, spots and freckles.
Parsley is also effective at keeping the scalp moisturized and fighting against dandruff. Prepare an infusion from a couple of parsley leaves and water and use it to wash your scalp and hair. Repeat the remedy twice a week to get rif of dandruff.
Add parsley to your dishes so as to enhance your immune system. This herb contains vitamin C and vitamin A and it can also fight against different diseases and conditions.
Parsley contains vitamin K that is rich in RDA. This substance synthesizes the osteocalcin and makes the bones stronger. Also, it can prevent atherosclerosis, heart strokes and cardiovascular diseases, by not allowing the calcium to store in the tissues.
Parsley contains myristicin, a substance that prevents the formation of tumors in the lungs. This way, it can prevent cancer.
Our body features an amino-acid called homocysteine that can get risky for the blood vessels. The vitamin B9 and the folate in the parsley are extremely efficient in preventing heart attacks and various other cardiovascular diseases. Parsley is also effective in purifying the blood.