Lung cancer is one of the top killers in the world. It claims more lives than the three most common cancers (colon, breast, and pancreatic) combined. The number of lung cancer deaths keeps increasing because of the toxic world we live in. Our bodies weren’t designed to handle the toxic pollutants, processed chemicals, and genetically modified organisms/hormones that exist in the world today.
Rather than putting other chemically engineered medicine into your body, you can lower your cancer risk and kill cancer cells with herbs. Parsley is one of the best herbs for helping those with lung cancer. It is more than an herbal garnish on restaurant plates. Studies have shown that parsley’s antioxidants are some of the best for combatting the inflammatory nature of cancer cells.
The healing properties of parsley are not new. Parsley has been used by different civilizations for hundreds of years. It was used by the Romans to eliminate the odors from dead bodies before funerals, and chewing on it has long since been a way to naturally freshen one’s breath. Parsley was also used as a natural diuretic to help remedy digestive issues.
Parsley is incredibly rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that work to kill cancer cells. These antioxidants include apigenin, luteolin, coumarins, and quercetin, among several others. Some of these help to open antioxidant pathways to fight free radicals, while others inhibit tumor migration and metastasis. The other nutrients in parsley, like manganese, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, all work separately to decrease oxidative damage and reduce kidney and liver toxicity.
Opening detoxification pathways is one of the best ways to decrease the amount of cancer causing agents in the body. Chlorophyll is known for aiding in the formation of red blood cells, but it also helps detox heavy metals from your system. Heavy metal toxins are in the environment and the food we eat, so we are constantly exposed to them. They can disrupt proper brain, kidney, and liver function, in addition to other vital organs. Enter chlorophyll to help save the day.
Chlorophyll helps to establish a neutral pH balance in the body, which is a crucial step in reducing one’s risk of cancer development. Additionally, chlorophyll helps to increase enzymes that work to lower hydrogen peroxide levels in the body by filtering hydrogen peroxide from blood plasma.
As if parsley didn’t have enough benefits, it has more! Parsley helps to improve the health of the digestive tract, which is one of the body’s major eliminative channels. Since 80% of the immune system is located in the gut, a healthy digestive system can keep your immune system strong to help fight illnesses such as cancer. In addition to consuming parsley, you can consume probiotics like fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir to improve your digestive system.
In closing, parsley can work wonders for the body. You can consume it in freshly made juices consisting of carrots, oranges, kale, cucumbers, apples, and romaine lettuce. The greener the juice the better! You can also flavor cooked vegetables with parsley to reap its benefits, although it is the healthiest in its raw form.