Herbal Plant Parsley


Parsley Root / Leaf Flakes, C/S / Flakes (Petroselinum sativum)

Properties and Uses: Diuretic, source of minerals and chlorophyll. Parsley is used in cases of difficult urination, dropsy and kidney stones. Combined with echinacea, plantain, uva ursi and marshmallow root, it is a good remedy for kidney and bladder infection. Parsley is also used for arthritic conditions linked to defective kidney elimination. The seeds are sometimes used as carminatives. The leaves, bruised, are a good application for contusions. Parsley is used with fish, soups, vegetables, and sauces. It is also very effective as a breath freshener

Caution: Parsley can be warming and should not be used if the kidney is inflamed. Avoid heavy consumption of this herb during pregnancy.
General Description: Parsley is the leaf of a biennial herb (Petroselinum crispum). There are two types of parsley used as herbs: curly leaf parsley which is generally used as a garnish, and Italian parsley which is used as a flavoring to dishes.
History: Romans used parsley to flavor and garnish foods. Medieval Romans believed that you could kill an enemy by plucking a sprig while speaking his name.
Origin: Parsley is mainly produced in the United States, France, and Germany.
Shelf Life: 2-3 years



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