Reports had identified lung cancer as one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. As the years passed by, statistics showed that more people die from lung cancer as compared to the combined number of a colon, breast, and pancreatic cancer.
Up to 85% of lung cancer cases come from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCL). Experts devoted their time and effort in identifying plant-derived dietary agents which could be a promising chemopreventive.
Apigenin, a naturally occurring plant flavone, is one agent that has been identified. It is abundantly present in parsley, which has been found by experts to have the ability to kill up to 86% of cancer cells.
Parsley is also rich in vitamins A, B, C, and K, the mineral iron and potassium. This green herb helps reduce water retention and bloating. It’s a natural diuretic, which helps to eliminate excess fluid without depleting the body of potassium. Moreover, parsley also aids in balancing blood sugar and preventing degenerative effects of diabetes on the liver.
Besides parsley, apigenin can also be found in a few other fruits and vegetables like onion, oregano, celery, orange, chamomile tea, coriander, artichoke, and red wine.
However, when it comes in the fight against cancer, apigenin found in parsley is most recommended as it is one of the most concentrated. According to studies, apigenin in parsley has shown to possess remarkable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Experts have done significant progress on the studies they conducted regarding the biological effects of apigenin at cellular and molecular levels.
Finely chop 15g of parsley roots and mix them in a small pot with 200 ml of boiling water. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Close the pot and leave it covered to stand for 15 minutes, and then strain it.
For you to obtain the health benefits of parsley tea, you must consume 3 cups of it daily.
In alternative medicine, both parsley leaves and roots can be used. It is considered to be a strong diuretic as well as one of the best remedies when it comes to removing kidney stones and successfully treating urinary tract infections.