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Parsley (March)  Petroselinum crispum

 

Family: Umbelliferae

---Synonyms---Parsley, garden parsley, rock parsley, common parsley, march

--Parts Used---The tap root, leaves and seeds

Active Compounds:

Volatile oil, containing apiole, myristicin, b-phellandrene, p-mentha-l,3,8-triene, 4- isopropenyl-l-methylbenzene, 2-(p-toluyl)propan-2-ol

Coumarins

Flavonoids

Phthalides

Vitamins

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---

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. Do not use parsley if you have a kidney infection.

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