Parsley Seed Oil

parsley  Petroselinum sativum

Parsley seed oil.....

The parsley plant is a hardy, aromatic biennial herb. The fruit is commonly known as seeds. Both the leaves and seeds are used as a spice. There are over 37 different varieties of parsley, such as the curly-leaved type, which is used in herbal medicine. It’s a very nutritious plant, high in vitamins A and C.

The plant is of South European origin. In the Middle Ages it became popular northwards when it was commonly grown in monasteries and imperial gardens.

It’s known since millennia in the Mediterranean. Its use for cultic purposes dates back to old Greece.

All parts of the plant contain essential oil.

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Botanical Name - Petroselinum sativum

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Seed

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Warm, wood-spicy herbaceous

Largest Producing Countries - Hungary, France, Germany, and the Netherlands

Traditional Use - Parsley seed oil is used in some carminative and digestive remedies, such as ‘gripe waters’. It’s used in soaps, detergents, colognes, cosmetics and perfumes, especially men’s fragrances. It’s also found in meats, pickles, and sauces.

Properties - Antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypotensive, laxative, stimulant (mild), stomachic, and tonic (uterine).

Benefits - Accumulation of toxins, aids in child birthing, amenorrhea, arthritis, broken blood vessels, cellulite, colic, cystitis, dysmenorrhea, flatulence, hemorrhoids, indigestion, rheumatism, sciatica, and urinary infection.

Blends Well With - Cananga, clary sage, neroli, oakmoss, rose, tea tree, and spice oils.

Safety Data - Parsley seed oil is moderately toxic and irritating to some individuals, otherwise non-sensitizing. Use this oil in moderation and avoid during pregnancy. Not for internal use.

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