One of the most popular herbs in the world nowadays is definitely parsley! You’ve probably seen it in many dishes, but also as a garnish for some main courses or salads. Besides the fact that it’s a decorative herb, it is also extremely healthy and abundant in various vitamins and minerals that are essential to our body. It is a natural booster for your immune system, so you’ll be protected from colds, flu and various infections!
The Anti-Lung Cancer Herb
Recent studies have confirmed that parsley has the potential of preventing lung cancer. So, here’s some good news for people with lung cancer: this herb can kill the cancer cells and even up to 86% of them can be removed by simply consuming parsley on a regular basis!
Apigenin is the compound in parsley that has the ability to strengthen your organism. It can be also found in other fruits and vegetables like:
This compound can be also found in red wine and chamomile tea, but parsley is truly abundant in it. That’s why experts recommend you to take parsley into your diet every day. Besides from meals, parsley can also serve as an ingredient for making tea. It includes nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins A and C. You only need 2 ingredients for this tea and that’s the parsley root and boiling water.
Here’s how to prepare the tea:
Chop 15 grams of parsley finely. Pour the boiling water (about 200 ml) over the parsley. Let it boil once again for another five minutes. Cover the mixture and let it cool down for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and drink it!
You’ll be able to feel most of the benefits of parsley tea if you drink three cups every day. It can also help you in other different types of cancer like: breast, pancreatic, ovarian and colon cancer. It’s other benefits are:
- Neutralizes carcinogens and that’s helpful for smokers
- Has glutathione and fights free radicals that could damage the body
- Increases antioxidants in the blood
- Contains vitamin C which prevents various diseases, like: atherosclerosis, diabetes and asthma
- Contains vitamin A, especially beta-carotene
- Fights inflammations and diseases like: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and asthma
Parsley also has the ability to protect your heart because it’s high in folic acid. All of this benefits are enough for you to stop using parsley as an everyday part of your nutrition, as a decoration and as a healthy choice!