Re: Glands (was: Streams)
"Parsley: Slightly warming thermal nature, pungent, bitter, and salty flavor; improves digestion; detoxifies meat or fish poisening; ripens measles to hasten recovery. Parsley is the source of remarkable nutrition. It contains several times the vitamin C of citrus and is one of the higher sources of vitamin A, chlorophyll, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and iron. Promotes urination and dries watery mucoid conditions, good for treatment in obesity, mucus in the bladder, swollen glands and breasts, and stones in the bladder, kidney, or gallbladder. Parsley is effective for nearly all kidney and urinary difficulties, although not for cases of severe kidney inflammations (since it is warming). Parsley strengthens the adrenal glands and benefits the optic and brain nerves; it is also useful in the treatment of ear infections, earache, and deafness. It is often taken as a cancer prevention. Parsley conteracts halitosis andpoor digestion, and has a refreshing green color, thus making it an exceptional garnish. Parsley tea strengthens the teeth and makes a face lotion to increase circulation and bring color to the skin."
"Caution: Parsley should not be used by nursing mothers since it dries up milk."
"Dosage: For the internalapplications above, drink 2-3 cups tea daily made from fresh or dried parsley or eat 1-2 ounces of fresh or slightly cooked parsley daily."
Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA 1993