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Please Note:  Personal health matters should be discussed with an appropriate health care practitioner. The sole responsibility for the application of the information contained herein remains with the reader and user of this information.

Parsley    Petroselinum

See Cautions below in RED

Contains:  Vitamins A & C, Iron, Copper, Chlorophyll, Potassium

Uses:  Capsules (430 - 455 milligrams), Liquid Extract, Tea

Tea:   1 to 2 grams of leaf or root steeped for 10 minutes in 1 cup of hot water.  Drink 2-3 times daily.

Liquid Extract:     2 - 4 milliliters taken orally three times a day.

Parsley prevents and treats urinary tract infections (the herb is a mild diuretic), to control indigestion and gas, and as a digestive aid.

Bad breath.

Offsets inferior diet. Speeds up metabolism for weight loss.

Asthma, cough, high blood pressure, infections, kidney problems, liver problems, muscle spasms, plague, rheumatism, to stimulate menstruation


Take care not to consume very large amounts of the herb--and particularly the seeds--over long periods of time. The high concentration of essential oil in the seeds could irritate the stomach, kidneys, and other organs.

DO NOT USE WHEN PREGANT:  Uterine vasodilator and may also stop milk production  

If you have heart problems, low blood pressure, kidney failure, a peptic ulcer, or liver disease, consult your health care practitioner before using parsley.

Know that parsley sometimes is labeled Apium petroselinum, Carum petroselinum, or Petroselinum sativum, and sold under such names as Insure Herbal.

Do not take parsley while taking:

1 Antidepressants
2 Cough medicines that contain dextromethorphan
3 Lithobid
4 Narcotic pain killers

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