From our list of ailments, see what Parsley can be used for:

  • Bad breath

Natural Remedies using Parsley

This is essential to the production of hormone adrenalie ; to the production of the thyroid secretion and the hair and skin pigment, melanin. It is effective in weight control because of its effect on the thyroid. Its use before meals suppresses the appetite substantially. Patients taking half a teaspoon of the powder 30 minutes before each meal, lose from a quarter to half a pound a day. It is alsoessential for the efficient functioning of kidneys and bladder. Major source are nuts, seeds, carrots, parsley and tomatoes. An important recently discovered therapeutic use of phenylalanine is its ability to overcome most conditions of lethargy through stimulation of adrenaline.

Parsley ( prajmoda) is valuable in the treatment of bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several springs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be stepped in this water alongwith two or three whole cloves or a quarter spoon of ground cloves. This mixture should stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouth wash and gargled several times a day.

Bad breath

The Benefit of using Parsley as a natural cure

Cystitis is an infection of the bladder, and it is as common as urethritis, which is an infection of the urethra (the narrow passage connecting the bladder to the outside of the body). If your symptoms consist of a burning sensation on passing urine, an urgency to pass water, and you need to pass water very often, you are most likely to be suffering from urethritis. If, on top of the above, you develop a pain above your pubic bone, become feverish and your urine becomes cloudy and smelly, you are most likely suffering from cystitis. Apart from taking the herbs described below, it is important to drink a lot of water (1 litre a day) to dilute the urine, as this will reduce the stinging and flush out the bacteria. Another common measure is to drink cranberry juice, preferably diluted and unsweetened, although this is only effective for some bacteria that can infect the urinary tract. You can also speed recovery by eating lots of parsley and celery, avoiding hot spices and alcohol, and taking yourself to bed with a hot water bottle.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Parsley) — Class 2b. Contraindicated in nephrosis (AHP). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages”

The patient should avoid vegetables containing large quantities of oxalic acid such as spinach and rhubarb. Chocolate and cocoa also contain oxalic acid and must not be used. Garlic, asparagus, parsley, watercress, cucumber and celery are excellent vegetables. The best fruits are papaya and bananas. Both have a healing effect on kidneys. A small amount of soured milk and home- made cottage cheese can be included in the diet. All salt should be eliminated from the diet. Five or six small meals should be taken in preference to a few large ones.

Dosages (Parsley Piert) — 2–4 g herb, or in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 2–4 ml liquid herbal extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 1 drachm fluid herb extract (GMH); 2–10 ml herbal tincture (1:5 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (CAN).