Parsley can help relieve urinary tract
infections and is good for your health. It is a green that is
used in many meals as a garnish but is actually good for you. Parsley
is a natural breath freshener it should be use to cleanse the palate.
If you eat foods that can cause bad breath it is great to eat after
wards to freshens your breath.
Parsley contains two compounds myristicin and apiol that can help the
flow of urine which helps
remove infection causing bacteria from the urinary tract. It can also
help prevent premenstrual
bloating because it increase urine flow. You should add it to your
healthy diet as it is as good as
many healthy foods or greens. It contains vitamin C just like oranges
and grapefruit. Parsley also contains folate which is a
B vitamin which produces red blood cells.
You can get parsley dried or fresh. Both
are good but fresh is better. You can buy fresh parsley and use it in
salads instead of just a garnish. Italian flat leaf has a stronger
flavor then curly. Dried parsley is easy to store in a bottle and both
should be stored in a cool place preferably in a air tight container.
You need to use it as soon as you can as
it will wilt if not being used. It is somewhat perishable and doesn't
last that long once you decide to use it in a meal. It will wilt
within hours when stored at room temperature. You need to keep it in
the fridge when not in use. You need to wash it as soon as you get it
home and throw away any bad leaves or stems. You should then wrap it
in a damp paper towel and store it in the crisper drawer of the
You can also keep it fresh by standing it
in a glass filled half way up with water. You should wrap the leaves
to keep them from wilting. You can put it in a food processor and
process until it is minced and then put it in different types of