Parsley is a bright green herb used in American, Middle Eastern and European cuisine much like Coriander and Cilantro which are in the same family.
Health Benefits of Parsley
Parsley herb is grown in 3 forms, curly leaf, and flat leaf and as a root vegetable that looks like Parsnip but tastes different. We offer high-quality Organic Parsley. Certified Organic Parsley Leaf & Parsley Root to make Parsley Tea. There are many health benefits associated with parsley.
Wild cultivation of parsley is encouraged only in the curly leaf type as the flat leaf Parsley looks so similar to Poison Hemlock that it is often confused with it. Growing Parsley from seed is said to be difficult because of the long and difficult germination time and soaking the seed overnight before sowing will often lessen the germination time.
Parsley Health Benefits
There are several parsley health benefits that have been documented. Parsley has its place in the medicinal world and has been used traditionally to treat high blood pressure, bring menstruation and for urinary problems as well as treating mosquito bites when applied topically. It is a common health tonic and herbal remedy ingredient.
Parsley tea is prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried herb or 2 tablespoons fresh herb in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes. You can read more about Parsley Tea here.
Parsley Uses & Herbal Remedies
Here are some of the benefits of parsley. Crushing Parsley leaves and rubbing them on the skin is thought to relieve itching due to insect bites.
Parsley has been used to flush the kidneys of excess sodium and water and enable the body to better absorb potassium.
Parsley seed has been used to treat rheumatism and arthritis.
Parsley is thought to lower blood pressure.
Parsley tea can be used as an enema.
Parsley Cautions – Parsley Side Effects
Medicinal use of Parsley is discouraged during pregnancy as it can cause miscarriage.
The use of Parsley seed is discouraged during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Flat Parsley Leaf can easily be confused with Poison Hemlock, do not use if you are not 100% sure what you are using.