Parsley: An Herbal Multi- Vitamin


Even the Ancient Romans ate Parsley, especially to mask the alcohol breath on those “wild orgy nights”! Here in America we use it to decorate our plates and then it gets discarded!

Do you realize that Parsley is actually a great multi-vitamin? One cup of Parsley has more Calcium than one cup of milk, two times the Vitamin C of one orange and more beta-carotene than a large carrot! It is also high in Vitamin K, which helps reduce the thickness of your blood. A new study at Ohio State University states that a compound called apigenin, found in parsley, causes death to cancer cells.

Parsley is also very cleansing for the Kidneys which helps the body especially if you are retaining water. The green in the plant, Chlorophyll, is very important to our bodies, it is in all green vegetables; this compound helps us detox all those metal and chemical toxins we come into contact with on a daily basis.

Both flat leaf and curly leaf parsley is available, I am partial to flat leaf, I think it tastes better.  Commonly used in Mediterranean, Italian and Greek dishes, especially as salads and dressings on chicken and fish, it is very easy to use with food preparations.  Parsley is a great addition in the blender with a smoothie or as a pesto sauce. Give it a try and boost your vitamin intake in a natural food form, it is used by the body so much better than in supplement form!

Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.