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Parsnip is a plant known to our ancestors, it is widely used not only in cooking but also for medicinal purposes. Unfortunately, in today's world it is not very popular. As a crop it is grown only in some areas
How useful Pasternak
Parsnip root is rich in easily digestible carbohydrates and fiber. It includes a large part of the b vitamins, it also contains vitamin C, K and PP, iron, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc and magnesium
For medical purposes Pasternak began to use a very long time. Due to its antispasmodic action, with the help of this plant get rid of the pain caused by the colic in the kidneys, liver and stomach. It served as a means of helping to get rid of rocks and salt deposits. Pasternak was used to strengthen the immune system and eliminate hallucinations.
The broth parsnip is a great tonic and helps to recover from serious illnesses and is used in the treatment of cough. The infusion of the roots acts as a diuretic and relieves dropsy. Well-proven parsnips in the treatment of such rare diseases as vitiligo: its furocoumarins increase the sensitivity of the skin to UV rays, which helps in re-pigmentation, discolored, skin.
What can harm parsnips
The contact of wet skin with the fruits or leaves of parsnips can cause burns. Especially careful with this plant need to be people with fair and sensitive skin because it increases the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight.