Parsley is a herbaceous, biennial and fragrant plant that reaches a height of 70 cm. The leaves are dark green in color and have rhombic or triangular incisions with subdivided divisions. The small parsley flowers are greenish in color and in the form of an umbrella. The fruit is small, 2 mm long, 1 mm in diameter, and has a fragrant smell.
Properties of dried parsley
Facial skin rejuvenation
The high levels of vitamin C in parsley increase the production of collagen in the skin and help rejuvenate facial skin by reducing wrinkles. Parsley also has a lot of antioxidants that protect the skin against free radical damage and is useful for treating facial skin wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes and facial skin rejuvenation.
Treats puffiness and dark circles around the eyes
The high levels of vitamin C, chlorophyll and vitamin K in parsley helps to treat puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
Parsley and yogurt mask for around the eyes
Mix a tablespoon of parsley juice (you can use a decoction of dried parsley) with a teaspoon of yogurt and rub it under the eyes, leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse well with cold water. Use this mask twice a week to treat puffiness and dark circles around your eyes.
Acne and pimples
Parsley, due to its antibacterial properties, prevents acne and pimples by reducing skin oil. Parsley also has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce skin inflammation and treat redness caused by pimples.
Parsley and sour lemon mask for boils
Combine a tablespoon of parsley juice (you can use a decoction of dried parsley) with a tablespoon of fresh sour lemon juice, three drops of tea tree oil and three drops of rosemary oil with a cotton pad. Apply in a circular motion on the facial skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
Parsley and honey mask for face
Combine a tablespoon of parsley juice with two teaspoons of natural honey and apply on face, leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
Natural treatment for fleas and ticks
Parsley is one of the best herbal remedies for fleas and ticks.
Homemade mask for fleas and ticks
A bunch of fresh parsley chop finely or pour the dried parsley in a glass of warm water, mix a teaspoon of fresh sour lemon juice and a tablespoon of natural honey in a good blender and apply on face. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
Cleansing facial skin
Parsley naturally helps to cleanse and detoxify the facial skin and helps to lighten skin tone by removing dead skin cells.
Parsley mask to lighten the skin
Use a few fresh parsley leaves or dried parsley and combine with a tablespoon of yogurt, a teaspoon of oatmeal and a few drops of tea tree oil, apply this mask on face and neck and leave for 15 minutes. Then wash with cold water. Use this mask three times a week to brighten facial skin.
Hair loss treatment
Parsley contains high amounts of flavonoids, vitamins and minerals that strengthen hair follicles and treat hair loss.
Hair mask with parsley
Combine half a cup of chopped parsley with 100 ml of water and apply on the scalp and hair, cover the hair with a towel for an hour and then wash with water and shampoo. The high levels of vitamin C in parsley increase the production of collagen in the skin and help to rejuvenate facial skin by reducing wrinkles. Parsley also has a lot of antioxidants that protect the skin against free radical damage and is useful for treating facial skin wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes and facial skin rejuvenation.
Prevents premature graying of hair
Parsley contains high amounts of copper, which helps to maintain the natural color of hair and prevents premature graying of hair.
Strengthens and enhances hair growth
Parsley, due to its previous levels of iron and copper, increases blood circulation in the body and head and increases hair growth by strengthening hair follicles.
Parsley mask for hair
Mix two tablespoons of parsley seeds with a glass of fresh parsley juice, pour to get a paste. Massage this paste on the scalp, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash with water and shampoo. Use this mask twice a month to get results sooner.
Parsley has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that helps to treat dandruff. Each time before showering, apply some fresh parsley juice on your scalp and hair to cure dandruff.
Slimming and losing weight
Parsley is a low-calorie vegetable that increases metabolism. It expels excess body water through the kidneys, and helps to lose weight by detoxifying and cleansing the liver.
Parsley is rich in antioxidants and vitamins that naturally cleanse the kidneys. In addition, parsley is a natural antibiotic and diuretic that helps to treat kidney stones and bladder and urinary tract infections by increasing urination. It is also said that parsley root is useful for treating kidney stones.
Parsley is one of the best vegetables for detoxification and cleansing the liver. Parsley helps to treat liver diseases, including fatty liver, due to its natural diuretic properties.
The high levels of iron in parsley help to treat iron deficiency or anemia, and the vitamin C in it, helps to absorb more iron. It is said that parsley is the best alternative for people who cannot take iron supplements.
High levels of antioxidants and potassium in parsley reduce blood pressure. In addition, parsley as a natural diuretic, lowers high blood pressure by eliminating excess water.
Parsley, due to its high potassium content and being a natural diuretic, helps to treat edema and inflammation by increasing the body’s excretion of excess water through the kidneys.
Blood and heart cholesterol
Studies have shown that high levels of flavonoids in parsley help to lower high blood cholesterol by lowering cholesterol biocenters. Parsley contains high amounts of antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and help with cardiovascular health. The vitamin B complex and folic acid in parsley prevent the thickening of arterial walls and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Detoxification of the body
The vitamins and flavonoids in dried parsley are useful for cleansing and detoxifying the body from heavy metals and other toxins. It is said that if you use parsley root tea every day, it will help to cleanse and detoxify the body.
Diabetes and blood sugar
Parsley contains a flavonoid called myristin, which can lower the blood sugar levels and insulin resistance in people with diabetes. A study has shown that if people with diabetes add parsley to their diet for a month, their blood sugar will drop significantly. Studies have shown that consuming parsley reduces the risk of triglycerides and high blood cholesterol in diabetics. Parsley is used in traditional Turkish medicine to treat diabetes.
Stomach and digestive system
Significant amounts of fiber in parsley help to improve digestion, treat bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, and contribute to gastrointestinal health. Parsley is also used as a natural remedy for acid reflux with improved digestion.
Diarrhea and constipation
Significant amounts of fiber in parsley help to prevent and treat constipation by detoxifying the intestines and increasing bowel movements. Parsley leaves and roots have long been used to prevent and treat diarrhea due to their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Parsley has anti-inflammatory properties due to its high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C and helps to prevent and treat rheumatoid arthritis and its pain. Parsley is a natural diuretic that reduces the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by increasing the body’s excretion of uric acid.
Fresh and dried parsley contains a special flavonoid called epigenin, which, by increasing the death of cancer cells, prevents the progression of cancer, especially prostate, colorectal and colon cancers, and stops tumor growth.
High levels of vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium in parsley strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The B-complex vitamin in parsley also helps to lower homocysteine levels, which can weaken bones and cause osteoporosis.
Strengthens the immune system
The high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in parsley strengthen the immune system and help to treat colds, flu and high fever. The chlorophyll in parsley has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and studies have shown that parsley is useful in preventing and treating bacterial infections.
Improves brain health
The epigenin in parsley improves the formation of neurons in the brain and helps to boost memory. Researches show that parsley is useful in treating neurological diseases such as schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Treats bad breath
Parsley is known in traditional medicine as a natural mouth freshener, chewing a few sprigs of fresh parsley due to its strong flavor and high amounts of chlorophyll in it, eliminates bad breath.
The high levels of vitamin A and antioxidants in parsley, boost vision and reduce the risk of night blindness, macular degeneration and cataracts.
Parsley is one of the best herbs for ear cleansing and treatment of earache due to its antiseptic properties.