This herb can be used as a
healthy addition to salads as well as to aid a variety of ailments. Parsley possesses such
nutrients as chlorophyll, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, calcium, vitamins C and A and
works as a breath freshener.
It is used as a digestive
aid because of its ability to ease muscle spasms or cramps. Parsley is also considered
vital for coughs and asthma. And it is prescribed as a diuretic and mild laxative. Native
to the eastern Mediterranean area, parsley is now cultivated around the world.
How It May Benefit
congestion from coughs
freshens breath -
particularly after eating garlic
fever. - Take internally.
high blood pressure and
congestive heart failure. (Take internally under the supervision of your Doctor).
Pregnant and nursing women
should not take parsley juice or oil in medicinal doses, because it may stimulate uterine
contractions. However, a few sprigs served as garnish will probably not cause any harm if
If you use this herb
frequently as a medicine, you should increase your intake of foods high in potassium, such
as bananas and fresh vegetables, because diuretics deplete the body of potassium.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available as tinctures and
as fresh or dried leaves, seeds, stems, and roots