Parsley is no longer a garnish that sits on your plate, it contains vital nutrients and vitamins that support the body. Parsley is a rich source of calcium, iron, riboflavin, potassium, thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin C and trace amounts of niacin. Having a high content of odor-absorbing and oxygenating chlorophyll, parsley is commonly used in combination formulas for weight loss, and supplements that support the kidneys, liver, thyroid and other glandular systems.
Parsley is commonly known for being a great digestive aid and breath fresher. This is most likely one reason why parsley garnishes just about every dish that is served in restaurants.
Other uses for Parsley have been to tone the urinary tract reducing the possibility of infections, alleviate painful menstruation, lowering blood pressure and improving asthma, allergies and bronchitis by drying excessive mucous.