Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum

Alternate Names: Rock Selinen, Rock Parsley


Parts Used: Leaves, root, seeds.


Properties: Anthelmintic, Antioxidant, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aperient, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Laxative, Lithotriptic, Nutritive, Sedative, Tooth Tonic.


Internal Uses: Amenorrhea, Anemia, Arthritis, Asthma, Breast Tenderness, Cancer, Convalescence, Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, Edema, Fever, Flatulence, Gallstones, Gonorrhea, Gout, Halitosis, Hypertension, Jaundice, Kidney Inflammation, Kidney Stones, Lumbago, Malaria, Pulmonary Edema, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Syphilis


Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.


It is a mild aphrodisiac, as well as a cancer preventative. It helps hypertension due to its diuretic properties. The high chlorophyll content facilitates utilization of oxygen. The volatile oil increases circulation to the digestive tract. In Russia, a preparation containing mostly Parsley juice is given during labor to stimulate uterine contractions.


Topical Uses: Bruises, Eye Fatigue, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent, Skin Dryness, Sprains, Toothache


Topical Applications: Use as a poultice for bruises, sprains and insect bites. Rubbed on body to repel mosquitoes. Juice is used to treat toothache. Use as a hair rinse or as a facial steam for dry skin. Skin lotion. Eyewash for tired eyes.


Culinary uses: Salads, egg dishes, soup, stews, fish, dips, potatoes, tomatoes, bouquet garnish. It is a popular garnish herb, but eat it - do not waste it! It freshens Garlic breath. Root is eaten in salads or cooked as a vegetable and added to soups and stews.


Energetics: Neutral, Sweet.


Chemical Constituents: Essential oil (apiole, myristicin, limonene, eugenol), coumarins, glycoside (apiin), flavonoids (apigenin), chlorophyll, protein, beta carotene, vitamins C and K, iron, magnesium, histadine, calcium.


Contraindications: Large amounts are contraindicated during pregnancy, as apiole is a uterine stimulant. Some birds are poisoned by Parsley, however most other animals eat it. Avoid excessive amounts of the seeds.


Comments: Dioscorides, a Greek herbalist, named this genus Petroselinum from petros, meaning 'rock', and selinon, meaning 'celery'. The ancient Greeks believed that Parsley sprang from the blood of Archemorus, who was the herald of death. Soldiers would avoid eating it before battle. It was used to make wreaths for the dead and placed on their tombs. Parsley was also associated with Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld. Romans wore Parsley garlands during feasts to prevent drunkeness. It was also used to garland victorious Greek athletes in the Nemean Games. In Jewish Seders it is eaten to symbolize new beginnings.


Because it takes a long time to germinate, there is a lot of legend surrounding it, such as if Parsley grows successfully by one's home, the woman is the master of the house. The seeds are traditionally planted on Good Friday. During the Middle Ages it was used as a poison antidote.


The common name Parsley includes the speices Petroselinum sativum, Petroselinum tuberosum (Hamburg Parsley) and Petroselinum hortense, which are used interchangeably with Petroselinum crispum.


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Product Description :- The Volatile Oil Obtained By Steam Distillation Of The Top Of The Flowering Parsley Plant & Fresh Herb Of Petroselinum Sativum Plant

Common Name :- Parsley Herb Oil

Synonyms :- Parsley Herb Essential Oil

Botanical Name :- Petroselinum Sativum

Family :- Apiaceae

Country Of Origin :- Egypt

Part Of The Plant Used :- Fresh & Dried Leaves , Flowers, Leaves , Fresh Herb & Dried Herb

Extraction Method :- Steam Distillation

CAS NO. :- 8008-68-8


FEMA NO. :- 2836

Appearance :- Clear Mobile Lquid

Color :- Clear, Yellowish-Green, Orange Amber Liquid

Odor :- Warm, Herbaceous, Sweet, Characteristic Spicy Note Of Crushed Herb


Refractive Index at 20°C.:- 1.4820 to 1.4980

Optical Rotation at 20°C :- -10.00 to + 1.00

Specific Gravity at 20°C :- 0.9000 to 0.912

Flash Point :- 67°C

Shelf Life :- 3 Years Under Good Storage Conditions

Storage :- Store In a Cool Place In Closed Container At or Below 10°C In Dark Place

Paking :- Glass Aluminium OR Tin –Lined Container OR Polyethelene Drum

Quality :- 100% Pure & Natural

Solubility :- Insoluble In Water, Soluble In Alcohol & Fixed oils


Chemical Data by GC, FID:

Compounds Name :- Percentage

Alpha-Pinene :- 10 to 17.5%

Beta-Pinene & Apiol :- 18 to 25%

Beta-Phallandrene :- 4.5 to 7.9%

Myristicin & Allyl Tetra-Methoxy Benzene :- 30 to 35%

Elemicin :- 3.1 to 5.9%