I'd like to start highlighting the essential herb! There are thousands of herbs that exist, more than I ever realized. I'm still learning all the health benefits that they have, but I'm amazed each time I find out how plants and herbs that grow in my backyard could treat certain health issues, and make us feel better. Ibuprofen and aspirin...be gone!
Let's take parsley. I always looked at this herb as something to add into spaghetti sauce, or to mix into a soup or salad. You always see it as a garnish on the plate in a restaurant and more times than not, it's thrown away in the trash. But who knew parsley could be used to treat health conditions like body odor, edema (swelling), cystitis (bladder inflammation & UTIs) as well as kidney stones.
Parsley is rich in sodium and potassium necessary to regulate the fluids in the body. It contains volatile oil that stimulates kidney function and has a mild alkalizing effect on the system. It also helps to lower blood pressure.
In addition, parsley juice can be an effective insect repellent. Much less toxic than Deep Woods Off, right?
I grow parsley in my garden, but if you don't have a garden in your home, you can find it any grocery store. In addition, Nature's Sunshine offers it in a capsule form. You can click here to order.