Juice Away Your Allergies with Parsley and Raw Local Honey
We are in the thick of allergy season, and I am always looking for natural “drug-free” remedies. I struck the JACKPOT when I discovered that parsley juice can alleviate the symptoms of air borne allergies. I got this tip from HEINERMAN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HEALING JUICES where John Heinerman shares examples of parsley juice curing sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and even asthma!
I suffer from chronic hay fever, so I tested this on myself, and it really works! For the best results, drink a glass of parsley juice every day for 3 weeks. Then once your symptoms have reduced, drink a glass three times a week, and then drink once a week to maintain the results.
Parsley juice is a wonderful all-round health promoting food. The rich mineral salts help to neutralize acids in the body, purify and alkalize the blood, tissues, and organs, detoxify the skin, assist with the elimination of heavy metals like mercury, help with urinary tract health, bladder infections, and flush out the kidneys.
Parsley is also loaded with nutrients. Just two tablespoons of parsley contains significant vitamins A, C, and K which help to boost the immune system, fight infection, repair wounds, and regenerate cells. Parsley also helps to maintain healthy bones, teeth and skin; assist with the proper functioning of the respiratory, urinary, intestinal, and digestive tracts; and well as the strengthening the nervous system and cardiovascular system.
Parsley also contains powerful anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants, such as luteolin, a ﬂavonoid that helps to neutralize free radicals. The myristicin contained in parsley can also inhibit tumor formation, making it a great for combating cancer.
I love this juice blend as it is slightly sweet and refreshing. Parsley can be quite bitter, so it pairs well with sweet apples and carrots. I like to keep it alkalizing and add cucumbers, lemons, and limes. For vegans, use a few drops of the Nu Naturals Alcohol-Free Lemon Stevia to take the edge off the tartness.
Adding raw local honey makes this juice a potent allergy warrior. The bees in your local area have been pollinating on the very agents that are irritating your system. By ingesting a teaspoon a day, or rubbing it on your eye lids and underneath your eyes, it is incredibly powerful. I do this every year and it works a treat!
*PLEASE NOTE: Large amount of parsley should NOT be consumed by pregnant women. The oils, (apiol and myristicin) can stimulate uterine contractions, bringing on a menstrual period, which can cause a miscarriage or premature labor. Myristicin can cross the placenta and can increase the heartbeat in a fetus, as well as interfering with the hemoglobin in a baby’s blood. It can also cause hallucinations, giddiness, loss of balance, kidney damage, and seizures in pregnant women.
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- Brilliantly Beet Smoothie
- Mango Chai Breakfast Shake
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Lemon Parsley Allergy Warrior Juice
- 1 head/2 cups continental flat-leaf parsley
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 – 2 medium lemons, peeled
- 1 green apple
- 1 knob of ginger (optional)
- 5 drops of Nu Naturals Alcohol-Free Lemon Stevia OR 1 tsp Raw LOCAL Honey
- Process all ingredients through your juicer.
- Strain and sweeten to taste.
- Dilute this juice by adding 1/2 cup of filtered water as it is very potent.
- Makes approximately 16 ounces for one person. Drink the whole thing for maximum benefits.
Tess Masters, AKA “The Blender Girl” writes a quirky blog called Healthy Blender Recipes, sharing super quick and easy allergy friendly vegetarian, vegan, and raw recipes using a blender, mixer or food processor. All of her healthy recipes are gluten free, and utilize whole foods and natural flavoring and sweeteners. Many of the recipes are also dairy free, egg free, nut free, and soy free. You can search for recipes for specific diets or food allergies by using the handy clickable icons on her website.