There are numerous reasons why this herb with special aroma and medicinal ingredients must often be located on our table.
According to food and medicinal properties, parsnips belongs to the most valuable vegetable crops. Improves the functioning of kidney and as a diuretic effects on the heart, lungs and liver.
Regulates blood pressure, strengthens the walls of blood vessels and heart, regulate their work and helps in quickly releasing of cellulite.
In conventional medicine is not recognized its curative, although pastinacid alkaloids (in all parts of the plant) in certain countries is used against neurosis, anxiety and insomnia, cramps in the stomach and intestines, for better digestion.
In addition, it enhances sweating and thereby reduces body temperature. It was revealed that regular consumption of a mixture of parsnips and leeks in the form of thick soup, reduces weight.
In parsnip is not usable only the root, but also other parts that have a specific smell and taste. Aroma comes from essential oil which is found in most fruits. Unfortunately, it’s not enough used because mainly is using as an additive to enhance the flavor of soups.
According to the energy value, 100g parsnips correspond to 100 ml milk. It contains mostly carbohydrates and proteins, organic acids, and only about 0.4 percent fat, like other root vegetables. However, stands out for the high content of mineral ingredients: most have potassium, which is of particular physiological significance.
Calcium and phosphorus are in equal measure, and is rich in magnesium and sulfur, iron and copper. It has very little sodium, so it’s a great diet food. When it comes to vitamin composition, it has the most vitamin C, E and beta carotene.
If the soup of leeks and parsnips is eating a long time, its diuretic action will significantly affect weight loss. At the same time, helps in faster release of cellulite.
German housewives crush seeds of parsnips and keep them in a jar. They are using it as a healthy and tasty spice for preparation of lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes salad.
It helps with vitiligo
Traditional Medicine recommends tea from parsnip seeds for the treatment of vitiligo (white patches on the skin because of the absence of pigment). The tea is prepared as follows: one teaspoon of parsnip seed should be poured with 200 ml boiling water. Than cover it and leave it for one hour. Strain and it is ready for use.
Drink 4 times a day for one cup.
After one month make pause of one week, and then continue with the therapy. The treatment of vitiligo is long term, so it takes at least seven months to cure it. With consumption of tea, simultaneously should be coated and depigmented areas.