Than parsley is good? History of beauty and health of
as the Homeland of parsley it is considered to be the Mediterranean though mentions of it occur at ancient Egyptians as culinary spice, curative and magic means. There was a myth that when in fight of gods Gore and Seth the last pulled out at the opponent of the eyes (A wonderful eye), on the place falling to the ground of drops of blood this grass grew. On celebrations it was accepted to interweave parsley into hair. And if the person brought to the house at least a parsley branch, then was considered that it is a wellbeing omen for a family.
Greeks had other myth according to which it appeared from splashes of blood of Arkhemor, the son of the tsar Lycurgus, dead from a sting of a snake while he was left the wet nurse Gispilla (that left to show a way to a source to participants of a military campaign to Thebes). In honor of the dead, by the way, the Nemeysky games including horse competitions, run, fisticuffs competitions, to jumps, discus throw and a spear, fight, archery were founded.
However they began to consider a plant funeral, and devoted it to Persefona. For unpretentious temper Greeks named it petroselinum that means “growing on a stone“. But ancient Romans were ahead of them in recognition of valuable qualities of parsley, having begun to eat and use actively in the medical purposes, and then extended across Europe.
After Charles the Great enjoined to grow up it in the gardens, her “authority“ even more grew up. But then Europeans considered parsley as a magical grass and attributed communication with evil spirit. However, it proceeded to historical measures not for long, some to steam of centuries. Russia grew up parsley since the 11th century, but then it had other name: petrosileva, pestrets, sverbiguz.
It and almost everywhere is used today in cookeries as seasoning and vegetable. By the way, it is more vitamin C in parsley, than in a lemon, and 50 g it allow to satisfy daily need for it.
As medicinal raw materials serve seeds, roots, leaves and stalks, that is the plant is almost waste-free. It possesses diuretic, zhelchegonny, spazmolitichesky, dezintoksikatsionny, antiseptic and diuretichesky action. Thanks to the saturated content of carotene it is useful for sight. Still Maria Medici not only used parsley at depressions and a breakdown, but also recommended to all court.
Preparations of parsley found broad application in cosmetics. Tais Afinskaya did masks of her. The Russian empress Elizabeth ordered to put daily before going to bed before a bed a basin with broth of parsley moreover and wiped a face with its juice because “very much for skin well, becomes white“.
The fresh juice of parsley connected to broth of a root and if is suitable for skin type, lemon juice, helps to cope with freckles and pigmentary spots. Broth of a root protects from solar burns. However it should be taken into account that there are contraindications for the internal use of parsley. However, it is a little of them.
As the grass possesses strong diuretic action, it needs to be taken with caution in food at an urolithic illness. It is not recommended to eat it at pregnancy as it can fairly stimulate uterus walls, that is threat of an abortion is possible. But these restrictions do not extend to external use, that is cosmetology.
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generally what simple and habitual parsley did not seem, it has rich history and can bring considerable benefit. And it is unclear why Rospotrebnadzor ranked essential oil from it as drugs recently...