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parsley

Herbal medicine
A culinary herb rich in vitamins A and C, which is diuretic, expectorant, laxative, spasmolytic and a digestive tonic; it is used internally for asthma, colds, congestive heart failure, coughs, fever, hypertension, indigestion, irregular menses and premenstrual syndrome.
 
Toxicity
Regular use of parsley requires dietary compensation with potassium, given parsley’s potassium-depleting diuretic effect; medicinal levels of parsley should not be used in pregnancy, as it stimulates uterine contractions; it should not be given to young children.

parsley

(pars′lē)
A root herb, Petroselinum crispum, of the carrot family used primarily in cooking as a spice. In herbal medicine it is used to promote menstruation, to treat high blood pressure, and to cleanse the bowels (when given as an enema). Parsley has a high content of oxalates (the chemical component of many kidney stones). It also contains chemicals that may cause rashes in patients exposed to ultraviolet light.

parsley,

n Latin name:
Petroselinum crispum; parts used: leaves, roots, seeds, oil; uses: diuretic, antiinfective, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, coughs, menstrual complaints, gastrointestinal distress, joint pains; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; oil should be avoided by those with kidney inflammation, cardiac, kidney and liver disorders, high blood pressure medications, lithium, MAOIs, opiates. Also called
common parsley, garden parsley, or
rock parsley.

parsley

petroselinumcrispum.
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