Parsley can cleanse the palate and the breath after a meal, but the benefits continue after parsley is digested.
Regular intake of parsley – juiced, whole herb, or as a supplement – may support the kidneys and aid in detoxification. It may also provide relief from inflammatory joint conditions*
Parsley’s nutrient profile includes high concentrations of vitamin C, pro-vitamin A beta carotene, volatile oil compounds that neutralize carcinogens like benzopyrenes (from charcoal grill and cigarette smoke), and flavonoids which function as antioxidants. The chlorophyll and flavonoids in parsley encourage the formation of cellular glutathione, which help the body heal and detoxify itself.*
Parsley is well-known in herbal healing as an effective diuretic, since it increases the volume of urine. This helps remove toxins and wastes from the body. The diuretic effect is thought to be the result of the herb’s ability to block the re-absorption of sodium and potassium, thus causing more water to accumulate and to be expelled as urine.*
Parsley also encourages the elimination of kidney stones and helps alleviate urinary tract infections.*
Like celery, parsley helps clear out waste by-products from swollen joints, and this can be good for conditions like gout and arthritis.*