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Herb Information
Name: Parsley
Biological Name: Petroselinum crispum

Umbelliferae

Other Names: Parsley, garden parsley, rock parsley, common parsley, march
Parts Used: The tap root, leaves and seeds
Active Compounds:
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Volatile oil, containing apiole, myristicin, b-phellandrene, p-mentha-l,3,8-triene, 4- isopropenyl-l-methylbenzene, 2-(p-toluyl)propan-2-ol

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Coumarins

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Flavonoids

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Phthalides

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Vitamins.

Remedies For

Diuretic, expectorant, emmenagogue, carminative, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive, aperient.

The fresh herb is a rich source of vitamin C. Medicinally, Parsley has three main areas of usage. Firstly, it is an effective diuretic, helping the body get rid of excess water. The second area of use is as an emmenagogue stimulating the menstrual process. It is advisable not to use parsley in medicinal dosage during pregnancy as there may be excessive stimulation of the womb. The third use is as a carminative, easing flatulence and the colic pains that may accompany it.

CAUTION: Do not use during pregnancy in medicinal dosage.

Description:

Parsley is native to the Eastern Mediterranean. It is cultivated worldwide.

Dosage: 

Infusion: Pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the leaves or root and let infuse for 5-10 minutes in a closed container. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: take 1-2 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

CAUTION: Do not use during pregnancy in medicinal dosage. Do not use parsley if you have a kidney infection.

No other information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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