Origin and history

A culinary herb that everyone knows is parsley ( Petroselinum crispum ). It grows naturally in the Mediterranean region and belongs to the umbelliferous family. Since ancient Greece, it has been valued for its therapeutic effectiveness against a variety of ailments to this day.  



Parsley is a very rich source of vitamins, as just 4 g of the herb contains 5% of our vitamin C and 94% of our daily vitamin K requirement. Vitamin A and vitamin B9 are also found in increased amounts. Larger intakes should be avoided by pregnant women, as high consumption of parsley can induce labor.  

In ancient times, parsley was used as a remedy for kidney and bladder problems, flatulence and as a menstrual stimulant. The herb's essential oil has antimicrobial effects and is used to treat stress-related conditions, premenstrual syndrome and rheumatism in traditional oil therapy.  

Parsley is anti-oxidant due to the polyphenols it contains as ingredients. Studies have shown that polyphenols have anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Other ingredients have been shown in studies to have beneficial effects on age-related eye diseases.  

A recent study also discovered liver-protective properties of parsley extract, which are due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  


Which AgilNature products contain parsley powder? 





45 mg per daily ration (3 capsules each) 



*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Appendix XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.  

** No recommendation available.  



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