What do you think?
Parsley has been around for about 2000 years and it has antioxidant, antibacterial, antihistamines and antifungus properties.
Apparently the Romans did not generally eat parsley, they woar garlands of it on their heads during feasts to ward off intoxication. Gladiators though, supposedly ate it before going into the arena, as it was believed that by doing so they would have eaten their death, so there was nothing to fear anymore.
This theme of death, courage and link with the other world is a recurring one it seems. In the Iliad, Homer tells about Greek soldiers who used to give parsley to their horses before the fight or during dangerous trips.
Looking for a quote about parsley I found:
"There is always death at the end of your plan and life at the end of God's plan" - Rod Parsley
Denis Diderot had a more practical approach:
“It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all".
You can read more about parsley around the world and through history here https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/parsley-facts-figures/