Information on Parsley

Latin NamePetroselinium crispum
Other NamesGarden parsley
Part UsedLeaf, Root, Fruits
Herb FormsCapsule, bulk herb for tea.
AffectsReproductive system, Digestive system, Urinary system
CautionsContraindicated during pregnancy and in cases of inflammatory kidney disease. Be moderate with fruit preparations.
Botanical InfoA biennial from the Parsley family with fibrous roots and curled, crisped dark green dissected leaves, insignificant greenish flowers, and plump aromatic fruits. Native to the Mediterranean region.
DescriptionParsley's primary uses are as a diuretic, carminative, and emmenagogue. Because it stimulates the elimination of uric acid, parsley is indicated for arthritis and gout. It is taken for lack of appetite, to reduce inflammation, and for urinary tract disorders. Freshly picked parsley leaves are high in iron content and Vitamin C and are often used as a breath freshener. The roots, seeds, and leaves are used, but the fruits are the most potent diuretic.

Parsley has a taste of SWEET, ACRID and a temperature of NEUTRAL. .


Decoction1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Parsley

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Arthritisdiuretictea, capsule
Goutdiuretictea, capsule
Amenorrheaemmenagoguetea, capsule
Bladder infectiondiuretictea, capsule
Edema, with venous stasisdiuretictea, capsule
Bad breathantibacterial, deodorantfresh herb, tincture, tea


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