Parsley Compound Kills Lung Cancer Cells and Acts as a Cancer Preventive
A 2013 study published in PubMed reported that a compound found in parsley killed up to 86% of lung cancer cells in vitro (petri dish).
The cancer cell killing substance is a naturally occurring, plant derived flavonoid called apigenin. Additional food sources containing abundant amounts of apigenin include:
Still, one of the richest sources of this amazing compound is the leafy green vegetable parsley (Latin name:Petroselinum crispum).
Dried parsley is the crème de la crème as far as apigenin content is concerned. By weight it’s 4.5% pure apigenin! Other Lab studies have demonstrated that apigenin can kill a variety of cancer cells: breast, ovarian, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and colon.