“Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined – colon, breast and pancreatic,” say American Lung Cancer Association. Approximately 80% of the lung cancer cases are caused by a cancer known as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCL).
If you ask yourselves what does parsley have to do with this dreadful disease then continue to read on.
Parsley is way more than just a garnish in your restaurant meals.
In a study published in Pub Med it’s been discovered that apigenin, a substance contained by parsley, can destroy cancer cells up to 86% in vitro, or in a petri dish. Other foods that contain high amounts of this amazing substance are oranges, celery, onion, oregano, artichoke, coriander, chamomile tea and red wine. Dried parsley contains about 4.5% of pure apigenin.
A study conducted in 2005 by Chinese scientists revealed that apigenin inhibits cell proliferation of lung cancer lines. It’s been also discovered that a combination of apigenin and anti-tumor medication is amazingly effective in inhibiting cancer growth in lung, breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and colon cancer.
Parsley was first cultivated 2000 years ago in the Mediterranean for medicinal purpose. It is rich in vitamin K, A, C, B-complex, iron, magnesium, chlorophyll and essential amino acids, and so efficient in breaking kidney stones that the German government approved it as an agent for prevention and remedy for kidney stones.
It is also a very strong antioxidant which makes it excellent for the lungs. It levitates the oxygen intake, enhance antioxidant level in brain, regulate blood pressure and destroy bacteria and fungal infections in the body.
We advise you to consume parsley as much as you can. It will protect your organism against different ailments and even cancer. One way to consume it is by making tea from it. Take:
- Finely chop 14 og parsley root and pour in 200 ml of boiling water.
- Let the liquid boil for another 5 minutes. Close the pot and leave it covered for 15 minutes. Strain.
It can also help people who suffer from urinary infections.