You know what, a lot of the top restaurants offer parsley leaves just like salad dressings. However, it is a shame that while people scoop up entire salad, parsley leaves are largely left ignored, on the plate. This only points to the fact that most people are not aware of the multifaceted digestive functions offered by parsley. Not only parsley aids in the digestive process by acting as a digestive enzyme for your stomach and helping in breakdown of the foods, it also increases your overall appetite! In this article I will talk about four ways parsley can help you get rid of both bad digestion and bad breath.
Please do not, even for one moment, mistake parsley as just a decorating leaf because it is not. It is an herb with medicinal properties and it contains all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients your stomach requires in order to digest all the different kinds of foods that you consume in a given day. In fact, the function of parsley goes beyond that. Several experts have concluded through numerous studies that parsley not only helps in cleansing the liver but also in detoxifying the bladder – the kidneys. In this connection these same experts have also opined that parsley can be used as a diuretic too – in order to cleanse the toxins from our body.
If your bad breath issue is triggered by improper digestion:
The All-Natural Parsley Tea: Have you ever tasted parsley tea? It tastes freaking awesome. Do you know how to make it? If not, fear not, because it is rather easy. Simply take a teaspoonful of parsley leaves, grind them thoroughly and pour them in a pan of boiling water. Let the mixture boil for around ten to fifteen minutes. This mixture is incredibly good for curing any type of major or minor digestion issues you may be suffering from. Parsley tea can also help you get rid of bloating by relieving your body of water retention problem. If you don’t have time to do the entire leaf-crushing thing, you can also buy parsley teabags from any health or departmental store in your area. You can use these teabags just the way you prepare normal tea. Simply put one of these teabags into a cup of boiling water, let the mixture heat for around six to ten minutes and then drink it. Be careful: you must NOT add milk to parsley tea under any circumstances, because milk dilutes its digestive properties.
Parsley Capsules: If parsley tea is not your kind of tea, you can consume parsley capsules instead. Again, you can find them in any local health store. Sometimes they are sold along with other vitamins and supplements. They usually come in the form of 450mg capsules. You can take them either after eating a decent amount of food or with a glass of water. Please understand that parsley capsules must not be consumed by pregnant or lactating mothers. Also, if you are suffering from any kind of kidney disorder then parsley capsules will harm more than help you!
Sometimes parsley is also sold alongside other herbs such as dandelion, horsetail, yellow dock, beetroot, gentian, birch, German chamomile, Angelica, blessed thistle as well as the golden rod.
If your bad breath issue is NOT triggered by improper digestion:
While ordinary mouth fresheners fall flat in the face of strong organosulfur foods such as garlic and onion, parsley takes the charge of keeping your breath clean. Now you can eat as many slices of onion and garlic as you’d like to, as long as you don’t forget to chew some parsley leaves at the end of your spicy meal. You can chew it like a breath freshener, whether or not you have eaten anything before; you can also swallow it with water.
What can I say; parsley is so good that it deserves to be at the top of everyone’s list of herbs! For more information, [adrotate banner=”5″].