Benefits and harm of parsley during pregnancy
Parsley is very rich in vitamin C, which in it is 4 times more than in lemon. There is a lot of vitamin A in it. Not less than carrots. And there are in the parsley vitamins of group B (a lot of vitamin B9), there are vitamins E and K, biotin. It is rich in potassium and magnesium, calcium and iron, phosphorus and fluorine. A hundred grams of parsley contains only 53 kilocalories. It is the composition that determines, during pregnancy, the beneficial properties of parsley, in which the leaves, seeds, and roots. By the way, these properties are preserved during freezing and storage during the year.
For future mothers parsley will be useful in that it will fill the body with antioxidants in the form of vitamins A, C, E, which protect the body from negative environmental factors and strengthen its immunity. Calcium and phosphorus in parsley contribute to the healthy formation of the musculoskeletal system of the baby and protect the woman's teeth from destruction. The latter will also strengthen the fluoride in the composition of parsley. With regard to iron, it will serve as a pregnant woman the basis for filling the body with hemoglobin and protect against anemia. And during pregnancy, low hemoglobin occurs in women quite often, which threatens with oxygen starvation for the fetus.
When pregnant, parsley has the property of improving digestion. As is known, future mothers often suffer from bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Normalization of the digestive tract is a property of useful curly green.
Parsley in the period of bearing the baby will help to fight kidney and heart swelling. After all, its essential oil has a strong diuretic effect. It is for this reason that you can not abuse parsley in pregnancy: with frequent and abundant use in food, it can be harmful. You also need to be very careful with this greens when a woman is threatened with a miscarriage. Parsley in large doses tones the uterus. Inflammation of the kidney in a pregnant woman is another taboo on the use of parsley.
Possible use of parsley in pregnancy
Parsley pregnant women can use during pregnancy, not only as a component of the menu and seasoning for dishes. Decoction of parsley, expectant mothers can be used as a folk remedy for the treatment of conjunctivitis or the appearance of rubbing in the eyes. She will remove swelling from the eyes in the form of lotions. For this, the tampon is infused with parsley infusion and applied several times a day to the eyes.
The juice of this popular greens has antipyretic properties, and this quality can also be used during the period of gestation, because at this time traditional pharmacy antipyretic drugs are not recommended for use.
The juice can also be used externally with insect bites. It is enough just to grind a couple of leaves of parsley and attach to the place of bite on the skin.
Also, a decoction of parsley will help a future mother with inflammation of the gums. It is necessary to pour a bunch of parsley with a glass of water and boil for 2 minutes. After insisting, squeezing and straining with such a decoction rinse the gums.
In order to get rid of nausea in the early stages of pregnancy, you must make an infusion of parsley seeds. In two glasses of boiled water for 8 hours, insist a teaspoon of these seeds. Take a healing potion after filtering to pregnant women should be before eating for half an hour on the table spoon.
Useful properties of greenery pregnant women can also apply for the removal of pigmented spots. It is better if the future mother starts using parsley at the first appearance of pigmentation. So, we should pass a bunch of greenery over boiling water, insist an hour, drain and daily wash with such infusion. Another option is to freeze the infusion in ice molds and rub the face twice a day. This will also serve as an additional toning of the skin, and therefore, care for a healthy complexion. To wash with infusion is useful and with inflammation of the skin of the future mother.