Parsley Herbal Remedies
Parsley'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. .
Parsley Proper Dose
|Parsley Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
Parsley Reference Information
|Latin Name||Petroselinium crispum|
|Other Names||Garden parsley|
|Part Used||Leaf, Root, Fruits|
|Herb Forms||Capsule, bulk herb for tea.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Reproductive system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated during pregnancy and in cases of inflammatory kidney disease. Be moderate with fruit preparations.|
|Botanical Info||A 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.|
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