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Celery, Parsley And Parsnips In Cooking And Traditional Medicine
Celery, Parsley And Parsnips In Cooking And Traditional Medicine

Video: Celery, Parsley And Parsnips In Cooking And Traditional Medicine

Video: Celery, Parsley And Parsnips In Cooking And Traditional Medicine
Video: Parsley Uses and Health Benefits - Properties, Benefits and Contraindications of Parsley 2023, March

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Uses of White Roots and Their Benefits

celery, parsley and parsnip
celery, parsley and parsnip

Parsley, celery and parsnips are vegetable plants whose leaves and roots are used as a spicy seasoning for soups and sauces, as well as for preparing side dishes and salads.

In addition, these plants are widely used in pharmacology, and parsley and celery are also used in cosmetics and perfumery. The roots and leaves of parsley, celery, parsnips have a spicy taste, and at the same time they are also very healthy vegetables. Parsley and celery leaves decorate the appearance of the dish, give it aroma, enrich it with vitamins and mineral salts. For example, parsley leaves contain five times more vitamin C than lemon. And it also has a rich set of vitamins B1, B2, K, PP, salts of iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus.

Root blanks

White roots are dried in an oven at a temperature of 40 … + 50 ° C. They are added to soup mixes prepared for future use. They work well for flavoring vegetable dishes. The roots are salted in a mixture with other spicy vegetables. The cooked vegetables are mixed with salt (at the rate of 500 g of vegetables per 100 g of salt), put into jars by crushing with a wooden spoon, covered with parchment and stored in a cool, dry and dark place. The canning industry cannot do without parsnips. It is an essential component of various canned foods.

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Cooking applications

These spicy plants are used in salads, seasonings, side dishes. White roots are added to soups, borscht. Celery and parsnip roots can easily replace potatoes, especially in spring, when solanine (a poisonous substance) accumulates in potatoes after winter storage. White roots can be used in traditional dishes: soups, side dishes, some snacks. Parsnip greens are not so spicy, but they are widely used fresh and dried. As a seasoning, parsnip leaves are suitable only at a young age.

The nutritional value Parsley Celery Parsnip
Calorie content (per 100 g) 51 kcal 42 kcal 47 kcal
Proteins (g) 1.5 1.5 1.4
Fat (g) 0.6 0.3 0.5
Carbohydrates (g) 10.1 7.4 9.2
Dietary fiber (g) 3.2 1.8 4.5
Water (g) 83 88 83
Saturated fatty acids (g) 0.2 0.079 0.1
Mono and disaccharides (g) 6.1 1.6 5.2
Vitamins B1 (mg) 0.08 0.05 0.08
B2 (mg) 0.1 0.06
C (mg) 35 8 20
B6 (mg) 0.6 0.17 0.1
B9 (mg) 24 8 20
E (mg) 0.1 0.36 0.8
Macronutrients calcium (mg) 57 43 27
Magnesium (mg) 22 20 22
Sodium (mg) 8 100 4
Potassium (mg) 342 300 529
Phosphorus (mg) 73 115 53

The use of white roots in traditional medicine

For many centuries, parsley, parsnips and celery have been used for various diseases: digestive disorders, gallstone and kidney stones, cardiac edema, menstrual irregularities, prostatitis. Preparations from these plants are effective agents that cleanse the blood and remove toxins from the body.

For joint diseases and gout

- Pour 1 teaspoon of dried herbs and parsley roots with 2 cups of hot water, leave for 9 hours. Take an infusion of 2-3 tablespoons before meals for three days.

- Pour 1 tablespoon of chopped celery roots with two glasses of boiling water and insist for 5 hours in a sealed container, then strain and take 2 tablespoons before meals three times a day.

When treating chickenpox

- Pour 1-2 tablespoons of parsley herb with 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist, strain. Give the child 1 teaspoon three times a day.

- Pour 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley roots with 1 cup boiling water, insist, strain. Give the child 1 teaspoon three times a day.

With measles

Pour 1 teaspoon of dry chopped parsley roots with 1 cup boiling water. Insist, wrapped, 6-8 hours, drain. Take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

With gallstone disease

Take powder from leaves or seeds of dry parsley 2-3 times a day for 0.5-1 g.

With urolithiasis

- Pour 1 teaspoon of finely chopped leaves and roots of fresh parsley with 1 cup boiling water, insist, wrapped, for 2-3 hours. Take the infusion in three doses, sips 1 hour before meals.

- 1 tablespoon of powder made from dry celery leaves, pour 200 ml of boiling water. Put on fire for 15 minutes. Strain the finished broth, take 1 tablespoon three times a day.

- Grind 1 teaspoon of dry celery roots into powder. Pour 500 ml of boiling water over the powder and bring to a boil. Leave on fire for 15 minutes. Strain the broth and take 50 ml three times a day.

For irregular periods

Pour 1 teaspoon of pounded parsley seeds with two glasses of chilled boiled water, leave for 8-10 hours in a closed vessel, drain. Take 2 tablespoons three times a day.

For edema caused by heart failure

Take parsley seed powder 2-3 times daily on the tip of a knife.

In the treatment of prostatitis

- Take 1-2 teaspoons of parsley juice three times a day for 20 days. Take a break for 10 days and repeat the treatment again.

- Insist 1 tablespoon of chopped celery root in a glass of water, take three times a day before meals

With angina pectoris, coronary heart disease

Pour 2 teaspoons of crushed dry leaves or parsley roots with 0.5 liters of boiling water, leave for 8 hours, strain and take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day (root infusion) or 1/2 cup 4-5 times a day (infusion of leaves). The course of treatment is 30 days as a prophylaxis in spring and autumn

With cystitis

Pour 0.5 liters of hot water over 1 tablespoon of a mixture of chopped carrot tops and parsley, close tightly and leave for 2 hours. Take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

External use of spicy plants

celery, parsley and parsnip
celery, parsley and parsnip

Removing freckles

Prepare a strong decoction of parsley roots and mix it with lemon juice, lubricate the skin in the morning and evening.

In case of inflammation and redness of the eyelids and eyes

Finely chop the parsley leaves, put them in gauze bags, which are then immersed in hot water for a short time. When the liquid drains and the bags become warm, press them against closed eyes for 3 minutes, then apply cotton wool dipped in cold water to the eyes.

For swelling of the eyelids

- Take a bunch of parsley, finely chop and pour boiling water, leave for 1-3 hours, strain. Make lotions for the eyelids.

- Apply gruel of finely grated parsley roots to the eyes. Keep it on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

For psoriasis and vitiligo

insist 2-3 tablespoons of dry crushed leaves or 2 teaspoons of crushed parsnip roots. Or 0.5 teaspoon of crushed fruit is boiled for 15 minutes in 2 cups of boiling water. The resulting broth is taken chilled, 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

Externally, a tincture of parsnip herb with vodka (1: 5) is rubbed into the discolored spots once a day. The surrounding skin is lubricated with a protective cream. After that, the skin is irradiated with the sun, starting at 1 minute. The exposure is increased daily by 1-1.5 minutes for 3-4 weeks. The courses are repeated at weekly intervals throughout the summer season.

With premature aging of the skin, use parsnip leaves in salads with any vegetable oil. This improves blood circulation in the pelvic organs, which promotes the production of sex hormones.

When graying, treatment with preparations from nettle is combined with the introduction of parsley, celery or parsnip leaves, as well as the juice of the roots of these plants, 1-3 tablespoons once a day.

With alopecia areata, a vodka tincture of parsnip herb is rubbed into the baldness foci daily with a cotton swab (1: 5)

Infusion of parsnips with weak immunity

Chop 2 tablespoons of the root of the plant and pour 1 cup of boiling water. Pour into a thermos and leave for 12 hours. Then strain the infusion, add 1 tablespoon of honey and take 1 tablespoon half an hour before meals four times a day.

Pain relieving decoction

The broth is prepared very easily. To do this, take 2 tablespoons of fresh parsnip root powder, mix with 50 g of granulated sugar and pour a glass of water. Put on fire for 15 minutes, covering with a lid. After leaving the broth for 8 hours to infuse. Take it four times a day, 1 tablespoon 30 minutes before meals.


Contraindications to the use of celery are heavy periods, urinary incontinence, pregnancy.

Contraindications to the use of parsley are acute inflammatory kidney disease and acute cystitis.

Parsley is contraindicated in pregnant women.

It is not recommended to eat parsnips in case of photodermatosis, young children, the elderly and in case of individual intolerance.

Tatyana Lybina, gardener, Zhezkazgan, Republic of Kazakhstan

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