Friday, August 7, 2015

Benefits of parsley for health and beauty

We use it for many of our recipes without knowing its large properties. Want to know what are the benefits of parsley for health and beauty? Then, do not hesitate to read this article. And it begins to take advantage of this wonderful aromatic plant in different ways!

Benefits of parsley for health and beauty

1- Characteristics of parsley:

This plant belongs to the same family as the celery and fennel (why have similar leaves) and is used from thousands of years for cooking and also as a natural remedy. It is native to the Eastern basin of the Mediterranean and spread to other parts of the world thanks to the Greeks.
Hippocrates and Galen mention parsley in his works. The Anglo-Saxons used it to treat fractures in the skull caused by the fighting. Today it is cultivated all over the world and is a frequent ingredient to flavor and flavoring hundreds of dishes and drinks.
In addition the oil obtained from the seeds is used for the cosmetics industry, whether in soaps or creams.
Parsley contains:

Vitamin C (1/3 cup parsley has more of this nutrient that an orange)
Vitamin K (good for bone health and the blood clotting)Beta-carotene (antioxidants and pneumolysin)
Calcium (1 cup parsley has the same amount of calcium as 1 cup of milk)
Potassium (about 500 mg per 100 grams of plant)
Iron (more than red meat)
Fibers (perfect to avoid constipation and improve bowel function)
Boron (combat menopause and prevent osteoporosis)
Fluorine (strengthens the bones)Chlorophyll (which gives the green color and has antiseptic properties and depurantes)

Benefits of parsley for health and beauty

2- Traditional uses of parsley:

It is worth noting that all parts of the plant (roots, seeds, leaves and stems) are used. Parsley is used as:


It increases the production of urine by the kidneys and is very good for combating kidney infections, treat or prevent kidney stones and reduce the water retention (edema). To do this, prepare a tea or juice.


1 handful of leaves and stem of parsley
1 cup (250 ml) water


It heats the water to a boil.
Add the parsley and lets make cooking for a few minutes.
It set aside and strain.
You can drink hot or cold, sweetened with honey.


This is because it has a good amount of potassium and the already named diuretic effect. Consumed as tea or smoothie once a day.


Parsley can become a perfect remedy for women who tend to have very painful periods. In addition, this plant promotes menstrual flow.

Digestive and laxative:

The reason is that it increases gastric secretions, combat intestinal gas and helps to combat jaundice.


An excellent and powerful antioxidant is considered and is perfect to purify the body. Disinfects the intestines and lungs, increases the expulsion of waste through urine and helps detoxify the liver and gallbladder.

Hormonal regulator:

You are advised to women that they are at the stage of menopause that consume more amount of parsley in salads, sauces, creams, shakes, etc., since it helps to balance the levels of hormones, especially estrogen.


Since ancient times, it is believed that this plant has effects to increase libido and sexual desire. However, the scientific explanation is that it has Phytoestrogens which:
They tone the uterus
They promote the menstruation
Improve milk production
Increase female libido
Facilitate labour

Benefits of parsley for health and beauty

3- Parsley for beauty:

Apart from the medicinal properties of this wonderful plant, it is worth noting that you have very good effects if you use either external or topical. Parsley serves to:

Remove the Red veins of the face (couperosis)
Avoid excess grease in the skin
Reduce brown spots of the dermis
Light complexion
Eliminate blackheads
Reduce acne outbreaks
Improve wound healing
You can make a great mask of parsley to take advantage of all its benefits for beauty.


A handful of fresh parsley
A little hot water
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey


Cut parsley as small as possible and grinds with hot water (sparingly) in a mortar until a paste.
In a separate bowl, mix honey with juice and pour into the previous preparation.
Well, wash the skin with lukewarm water and neutral SOAP.
You apply the mask in the desired area and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Finally, apply a moisturizing cream.
Remember that this treatment should be at night, since the lemon juice in contact with the Sun stain skin.
Repeat the treatment once a week to get good results. If it burns slightly to apply it is because you have acne breakouts. It will alleviate a few minutes. Otherwise, rinse until the stipulated time.
Another way to take advantage of the benefits of parsley in aesthetics is to prepare it in the form of tea, to be applied as a tonic.


1 handful of leaves and stem
1 cup (250 ml) water


It heats the water, add the parsley and let stand until lukewarm.
Filter and soak a cotton, which then you apply on the affected area, previously clean and dry.
This tonic can help prevent stains.
Try these easy and useful homemade tips.your comments will highly appreciated.


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