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Growing Parsley Plants Indoors

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Whether you prefer curly or flat varieties, parsley is more than just a garnish or natural breath freshener, and, given the right conditions, you can easily grow this versatile herb indoors or out
  • Fresh, organic parsley can be incorporated into vegetable juice, blended into smoothies, used to season a variety of foods or transformed into a cleansing tea
  • Rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like calcium and iron, a 1-cup serving of parsley contains 1,230 percent of your recommended dietary allowance of vitamin K
  • Parsley is packed with flavonoids and volatile oils known to provide numerous health benefits, including its ability to act as a diuretic, aid diabetes management, build strong bones, fight cancer, reduce inflammation and strengthen your immune system

Whether you prefer curly or flat varieties, parsley is more than a garnish or natural breath freshener. Rich in vitamins K, A and C, as well as minerals like calcium and iron, parsley can be easily grown outdoors when ground temperatures are above 50 degrees F, or indoors year-round. Despite being a slow germinator, parsley does well when maintained in moist, well-drained soil with decent sun exposure.


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