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Curly Parsley: Health Benefits of this Herb

  1. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) comes from a small biennial plant of the family Apiaceae, of the genus Petroselinum. This herb originated in Southern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. People often use this herb in various hot and cold dishes, for example as a garnish. Three types of parsley are known, namely curly parsley (curly parsley), flat leaf parsley (Italian parsley) and root parsley. Curly parsley alone offers significant nutritional and health benefits.

Antioxidants in this herb

  1. The flavonoid antioxidants apigenin, luteolin, quercetin and kaempferol in curly parsley provide a variety of health benefits. Apigenin may be a non-toxic treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer, according to the Office of the University of Missouri. Apigenin kills cancer cells, inhibits the growth and reproduction of cancer cells, and prevents the expression of a gene associated with cancer growth. Quercetin helps prevent the harmful effects of low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol: "bad" cholesterol). Quercetin also lowers blood pressure. The symptoms of inflammation and the signs associated with interstitial cystitis (inflammation of the bladder wall with pain), prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate with pain and urination problems) and rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of joints and organs) are also reduced by quercetin in curly parsley, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Curly parsley also contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin that improve eye function (eye-healthy food)


  1. Carnosol, a compound in curly parsley and other Mediterranean herbs, may protect against cancer and inflammation. This revealed a study published in the scientific journal Cancer Letters in June 2011. Carnosol inhibits the development of leukemia, prostate cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer and colon cancer. Carnosol also has antioxidant benefits that help the liver work more effectively. This allows the liver to detoxify the body and prevent cholesterol oxidation. This leads to a reduction in the formation of plaques in the arteries (arteriosclerosis)


  1. Curly parsley is a good source of natural folate (folic acid), which is extremely important for lowering homocysteine ​​levels. Homeocysteine ​​is an inflammatory mediator linked to cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy. Folic acid is also important for pregnant women as it plays a vital role in fetal development. It is also an important nutrient for cancer prevention. Furthermore, folate, a vitamin from the vitamin B complex

Myristicin, apiole and beta-bisabolene (essential oils)

  1. Curly Parsley contains myristicin, apiole and beta-bisabolene - essential oils that may provide certain medicinal benefits. A study published in the May 2005 scientific journal "Toxicology Letters" reported that myristicin has potential benefits against neuroblastoma

Vitamin B

  1. Fresh herb leaves are rich in many essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamine (vitamin B1

Vitamin C

  1. Curly parsley contains about three times the amount of vitamin C by volume as an orange. Vitamin C is extremely important for healthy immune function, youthful skin and joint health

Vitamin K

  1. Curly parsley is very rich in vitamin K. Vitamin K has a potential role in bone health. In addition, the vitamin is important for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease because the vitamin causes neuronal damage in the brain


  1. People who suffer from flatulence, indigestion or constipation have fewer complaints from eating curly parsley, because this herb contains a lot of fiber.

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