Allergies-Be-Gone Green Juice


January 30, 2013

This parsley juice for allergy relief tastes like lemonade, and is fabulous for alleviating the symptoms of hay fever and itchy eyes.

Green Parsley Juice For Allergy Relief

This parsley juice for allergy relief is a fabulous natural remedy for alleviating the symptoms of air-borne allergies. I suffer from hay fever and itchy eyes, and this juice has been incredible. I drink it every allergy season now. This juice tastes like lemonade. It has a mild sweetness and is really delicious.

Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Healing Juices

I got this tip from my favorite juicing book, Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Healing Juices. In it, John Heinerman testifies to personally getting rid of his sneezing with the consumption of parsley. He also shares another example of a man who consumed parsley juice every single day for 2 weeks. In three days, his itchy and watery eyes were better; in five days, his sneezing ceased; and within ten days, his allergies had been completely eradicated. This juice is also good for easing the symptoms of mild asthma, too.

Drink This Parsley Juice Every Day For 3 Weeks

For the best results, I recommend drinking a glass of parsley juice every day for 3 weeks. Then once your symptoms have disappeared, cut back to three times a week, for a couple of weeks, and then consume just once a week during allergy season. I do not recommend consuming large amounts of parsley juice every week.

The Health Benefits of Parsley Juice

Parsley is a powerful health-promoting food. The rich mineral salt content helps to neutralize acids in the body; purify the blood, tissues, and organs; detoxify the skin; flush heavy metals like mercury; and flush out the kidneys and promote urinary tract health.

Parsley contains awesome anti-inflammatory agents, too. Just two tablespoons of parsley contains about 16% of the RDA of vitamin C, and over 12% of the RDA of vitamin A, which strengthens the immune system. Vitamin C assists with the production of collagen, which contributes to glowing skin, boosts the body’s ability to repair wounds, and helps maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin A assists with mucous membranes, as well helping with the health of the respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts. Furthermore, lymphocytes, or white blood cells rely heavily on vitamin A to fight infection.

Two tablespoons of parsley also contains 153% of the RDA of vitamin K for healthy bones and nerves. Vitamin K also prevents calcium build-up in our tissue that can lead to atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Parsley is also rich in folic acid for heart health.

This herby hero is also rich in antioxidants such as luteolin. This flavonoid fires on free radicals to combat inflammation, making parsley awesome for treating and preventing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, the myristicin contained in parsley combats abnormal cell growth.

When juicing, know that parsley can be bitter. Adding fruits like apples, lemons, limes, pineapple, grapes, and cucumber mellows the flavor. In this blend, I’ve stuck to alkalizing elements. If the juice is too tart, add more green apple.

Add Honey To This Juice For More Allergy Relief

For those of you who are not vegan, raw local honey produced ethically with careful treatment of the bees is brilliant for combating allergies, as the bees have fed on the local environment. Last year, I was experiencing almost debilitating allergies in New York. My eyes were almost glued shut. I purchased some raw local honey from a health food store, drank honey lemon tea, and applied the raw honey directly onto my eye lids several times a day. In less than a day the problem was gone!

Pregnant Women Should NOT Drink Parsley Juice

Large amounts of parsley juice should not be consumed by pregnant women. The oils (apiol and myristicin) have been shown to stimulate uterine contractions that can bring on a menstrual period, and cause a miscarriage or premature labor. Myristicin can also cross the placenta and cause an increased heartbeat in the fetus, as well as causing issues with the hemoglobin in a baby’s blood. Parsley has also been reported as having hallucinogenic effects, causing giddiness, loss of balance, kidney damage or seizures in some people.

Other Parsley Juice Recipes For You

Lemon Apple Kale Parsley Juice
Apple Mint Cilantro Parsley Juice
Apple Romaine Swiss Chard Parsley Juice

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Allergies-Be-Gone Green Juice

This parsley juice for allergy relief tastes like lemonade, and is fabulous for alleviating the symptoms of hay fever and itchy eyes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley (see notes)
  • 1 English cucumber, scrubbed
  • 2 medium lemons, peeled
  • 1 green apple cored
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger root
  • 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia  (or 1 teaspoon raw local honey, see notes)

Instructions

  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve. 
  2. Dilute with 1 cup filtered water. This juice is potent. (See note in post)

Recipe Notes

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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

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  1. Just a quick question: When using parsley in your Vitamix do you go ahead and use the stems of the parsley as well? Thanks!

    1. Sorry I missed this Mary. I am starting 42 days of giveaways on March 1st and there are lots of amazing prizes. Good luck.

  2. Anyone have success with it relieving allergy symptoms? Is the parsley the Italian? Can I just add the parsley to my juice, or is it the combination?

    1. I have. Yes, Italian parsley. You can add 1 bunch to any juice. It’s not just this combination. But, you do need to drink parsley juice consistently (a few times a week) to see results.

  3. Love my Omega masticating juicer. I have made this same recipe with cilantro as well, and celery added. Not tried honey. Will give it a shot .

  4. Hi, I don’t have a juicer so I used a blender. It tasted great at first, but after an hour became bitter. I’m new with this so I’m not sure what’s wrong. Would you know why it became bitter?

    1. Unfortunately, you are going to get that after it sits making it in the blender. You could tweak the recipe and add more sweet fruit, but it’s best drank immediately.

    1. Only for a week or two to alleviate the allergy symptoms. It’s never good to juice the same thing every single day. Mix it up and juice a variety of fruits and veggies.

  5. I just started juicing parsley consistently for the last week (after reading this post a week ago) and already am noticing that I don’t have to blow my nose as much. Thanks for the tip!

    1. Oh! I am so pleased you have seen results. Thankyou so much for sharing. Only juice consistently like that when you experience allergies. You don’t want to juice too much parsley. I am sorry it took me so long to see this comment. There was a bug in my notifications.

    1. You can make juice in your bullet. Just add enough water to make a drinkable juice, tweak quantities to taste (as this recipe has been designed for a juicer) and then strain.

  6. Desperate to try this to relieve my husbands allergy. How much is a head of parsley? A large bunch? Is there any difference between using flat leaf or the curly type of parsley

    1. Sorry for any confusion. 1 head is 1 bunch. I will change that. I prefer flat-leaf parsley as it’s less bitter.

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