Parsley Packs a Healthy Punch

A wide body of research has found parsley to help in fighting cancer.


A wide body of research has found parsley to help in fighting cancer. In various studies, apigenin, a compound especially found in parsley, has shown the potential to significantly reduce cancer progression. Not only does it slow or stop IKKA, a key enzyme in cancer progression, it may also protect healthy tissue against some of the carcinogenic effects of anti-cancer drugs. Additionally, parsley has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and can help freshen your breath.

One tablespoon of raw chopped parsley a day, or a small amount of dried parsley sprinkled on your food, would provide the amount of apigenin used in the trials. “How to stay healthy and fight cancer with parsley,” www.foodrefolution.org, December 16, 2015.


Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 26 No. 3, “Lifelines”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283.

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