- What other names is Parsley known by?
- What is Parsley?
- How does Parsley work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Parsley.
Parsley is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, constipation, jaundice, intestinal gas (flatulence), indigestion, colic, diabetes, cough, asthma, fluid retention (edema), osteoarthritis, "tired blood" (anemia), high blood pressure, prostate conditions, and spleen conditions. It is also used to start menstrual flow, to cause an abortion, as an aphrodisiac, and as a breath freshener.
Some people apply parsley directly to the skin for cracked or chapped skin, bruises, tumors, insect bites, lice, parasites, and to stimulate hair growth.
In foods and beverages, parsley is widely used as a garnish, condiment, food, and flavoring.
In manufacturing, parsley seed oil is used as a fragrance in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Kidney stones.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Cracked or chapped skin.
- Insect bites.
- Digestive problems.
- Menstrual problems.
- Liver disorders.
- Fluid retention and swelling (edema).
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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