Parsley Seed

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Description

Parsley is widely used in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking. Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish. In central and eastern Europe and in western Asia, many dishes are served with fresh green chopped parsley sprinkled on top. Root parsley is very common in central and eastern European cuisines, where it is used as a snack or a vegetable in many soups, stews, and casseroles.

Back in the day, Greeks had believed that Parsley came from the blood of heroes which let to the idea that it could be used medicinally. It is thought that the Romans were the first to eat parsley.

Uses

Parsley essential oil is favored for:

  • Hemorrhoids – Parsley is said to help shrink small vessels and thread veins and may be used to treat hemorrhoids.
  • Diuretic – Parsley is known to be a diuretic due to its ability to increase the flow of urine and reduce water retention during menstruation or when edema is a problem.
  • Digestion – A great digestive aid, Parsley may be used to stimulate the appetite and aid in the digestive process. It is praised for easing nausea, expelling gas from the intestines and aiding in digestion.
  • Mouthwash – Parsley contains anti-bacterial properties and is a wonderful and effective natural mouthwash. Add to warm water, swish in mouth and rinse. Do not swallow.

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.5oz
Botanical NamePetroselinum Sativum
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Method of ExtractionSteam Distilled
Plant Parts UsedSeeds
OriginIndia
Blends Well WithThe essential oil of parsley forms fine blends with the essential oils of clary sage, orange, rose, tea tree and ylang-ylang.
Aromatic ScentSpicy, warm, herbaceous scent, but not like the leaves of the fresh culinary herb. Fresh and pungent.

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How to use

Massage your body with 2 drops of Parsley oil blended with a carrier oil such as coconut, to promote circulation. • A warm massage with 3 drops of Parsley seed essential oil blended with Sesame oil may help in providing symptomatic relief from discomfort of inflammation. Add a few drops of Parsley oil either in warm compress or in warm bathing water for temporary symptomatic relief from gout, rheumatism, and arthritis. • Dilute Parsley oil in a carrier oil like Olive or Almond oil, and then apply it to the face. Leave it for at least 30 minutes before rinsing. • Mix a drop of Parsley oil with Tea Tree oil and apple cider vinegar and use as a toner to help keep your skin blemish-free.

Words of Caution

Do not use undiluted Parsley oil topically (especially concentrated formulations) because it can burn your skin. Dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut, apricot or avocado.