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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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According to excerpts of World Harvest's bylaws made part of the public record in a lawsuit fled against Parsley in the 1990s, "the government of the Church is in the hands of the Pastor, who has ultimate authority under Christ"; "the church must function as a theocracy"; a democracy "is not God's way"; and "the purpose of the Church is not to do the will of the majority, but the will of God.
While Allison claimed that he did not do the same type of business work for Parsley as he did for Simmons, he did contend that "when you look at the Bible and see how God set up a structure" for compensation, "you'd expect the pastor to be the highest-paid person around.
Public records show that Parsley engaged Allison's services from 1987 at least through 1994.
Among the questions Parsley refused to answer directly was why he continued to use Allison's services after a 1986 article in The Columbus Dispatch reported that Parsley was running a franchise-like, unaccredited Bible college out of his church basement while claiming that the college was accredited by the state of Ohio.
Parsley also refused to say whether he knew in 1987 that Allison had declared bankruptcy, and, if he knew, why he continued to use the lawyer's services, as Parsley himself has taught that poverty is evidence of a lack of faith in God.
Parsley refused to explain, in his written responses, why he continued to use Allison's services during this time.
MEANWHILE, RECORDS IN THREE LAWSUITS FILED against Parsley in the 1990s indicate that the autocratic structure of the church shaped his behavior and, in some instances, drove followers--and even his own family members--to the courthouse.
In court papers, Endicott described an environment hostile to anyone questioning "self-serving, unethical, or inappropriate behavior" by Parsley and his parents.
Parsley's cousin Dwayne Endicott sued Parsley in 1995, claiming that he was forced out of his job as a maintenance worker at the church after Parsley discovered that he had complained to a friend about the lack of overtime pay.