Parsley is an herb, spice and vegetable native to the Central Mediterranean region and widely used in Europe, Middle Eastern and American cooking.
Parsley is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, constipation, jaundice, intestinal gas (flatulence), indigestion, colic, diabetes, cough, asthma, fluid retention (edema), osteoarthritis, “tired blood” (anemia), high blood pressure, prostate conditions, and spleen conditions. It is also used to start menstrual flow. Eaten after meals, it contains chlorophyll which is a good breath freshener.
Parsley can also be applied topically, directly to the skin for cracked or chapped skin, bruises, tumors, insect bites, lice, parasites, and to stimulate hair growth.
Safe when consumed as food. Large amounts of concentrated extracts should be used in moderation.
Leaves, Seed and Root
Parsley is commonly used for the treatment of digestive problems to assist in preventing gas and bloating. It has antibacterial properties and acts as a diuretic. Also helps to increase urine production, reduce spasms, and increase menstrual flow.
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