The leafy herb is a good source of vitamins A, B, C and K, and the minerals iron, potassium, and copper. Parsley also contains folate. Compounds in parsley’s essential oils like limonene, eugenol and myristicin give the herb its aroma as well as antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids in parsley, such as luteolin and apigenin give it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Parsley is used as a pallet cleanser and digestive aid.