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Parsley

Parsley is a well known herb in the kitchen. Its common names are parsley, Petroselinum Lativum, Persele . Its botanical name is carum petroselinum or Apium petroselinum. Its Arabic name is Bakdonis or Baqdounis. It is considered as a native of eastern Mediterranean countries.
Though the medicinal virtues of Parsley are fully recognized, in former times it was considered a remedy for more disorders than it is now used for. Its imagined quality of destroying poison, was probably attributed to the plant from its remarkable power of overcoming strong scents, even the odour of garlic being rendered almost imperceptible when mingled with that of Parsley. The parts used are the leaves, root and sometimes the fruits. Dried leaves have little or no fragrance. The taste and aroma of Parsley is of a light, fresh scent and flavor. The aromatic oils of Parsley make it an ideal breath freshener. All parts of the plant exhibit the same characteristic aroma; it is strongest in the root.

 

Uses:
The uses of Parsley are rather multiple with many culinary and medicinal benefits.
Medicinal grade material is usually obtained from the plain-leafed rather than the curly-leafed varieties.
Parsley has traditionally been used as a diuretic and digestive aid, for fevers, and of course, its abundance on dinner plates passively suggests its use as a breath freshener, too.
Parsley is used as a diuretic, lithotriptic, carminative, antihelminthic, stimulant, emmenagogue (especially seeds), expectorant, laxative, antispasmodic.
In the United States, the herb or root is often used as a carminative or diuretic component of dietary supplements, in aqueous infusion, juice, or alcoholic tincture dosage forms.
The approved modern therapeutic applications for parsley are supportable based on its history of clinical use in well established systems of traditional medicine, on phytochemical investigations, and pharmacological studies in animals.
Parsley tea is used to settle the stomach after a meal. The tea is also used to treat congestion caused by flu and colds, to lessen asthma attacks, for kidney and liver obstructions, and anemia. It is often used to treat urinary infections and fluid retention. Eaten fresh, it is a boost to the body, as it contains many vitamins and minerals necessary for good health. It also freshens the breath after eating fresh garlic and encourages milk production for nursing mothers.

 

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