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  1. Some Parsley in a small terracotta pot on a shelf in my bathroom garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa).

Parsley is the world’s most popular herb. Derived from the Greek word meaning “rock celery” (it’s a relative to celery), parsley has been cultivated for 2,000 years, and was used medicinally long before that.

Parsley has many health benefits and has been used as a cure for many ailments. It contains more vitamin C than any other standard culinary vegetable, approximately three times as much as oranges and about the same as blackcurrants. The iron content is exceptional (twice as much as spinach) and the plant is a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium. It also contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants.

Parsley is also rich in vitamin A, well-known for its effects on vision, plus can mitigate risks of atherosclerosis and diabetes.

Raw parsley cleanses the blood, dissolves sticky deposits in veins, maintains elasticity of blood vessels, facilitates removal of moderately sized kidney and gallstones, treats deafness and ear infections, and benefits the sexual system. Chewing parsley prevents bad breath!
Parsley is also good as a topical remedy for bruises. Next time you have a bruise, crush up some parsley leaves and apply straight to the affected area.

Parsley is one of the most important herbs for providing vitamins to the body. It’s like an immune-enhancing multi-vitamin and mineral complex in green plant form. It grows in most climates and is readily available throughout the year.

So next time you get some parsley on your plate, eat up!
Information from Health Benefits of Parsley

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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Love it!! To look at and to eat! Beautiful work Maree!

  • Thank you so much Liz, it’s wonderful you like it! and thanks for the fav, much appreciated! I’m just waiting for it to get a bit bigger, want to plant some under a garden tap (hope the chickens don’t like Parsley!)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • micklyn
    micklynabout 3 years ago

    such a charming painting!

  • Thank you Micklyn!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful! I love parsley, basil, and rosemary! I’ve got to plant some for myself!!!!

  • Thanks a lot Dot! I agree, I also have far too few herbs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Laura  Knight
    Laura Knightabout 3 years ago

    Your image is welcomed into Still Life Florals!

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO The Tools Group 2 per day.

    LOve the soft colour tones and the pardley is wonderfully painted.

  • Thank you Karen!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Thank you Karen!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwell10 months ago

    Very lovely!

  • Thanks a lot Marilyn, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

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