NAME : PARSLEY
GAELIC NAME : PEIRSIL
LATIN NAME : Petroselinum sativum
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Devil's
MEDICINAL PART : Plant
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Cultivated and grows wild everywhere.
HABITAT : Most soils can
DESCRIPTION : Parsley is a biennial or perennial herb. From a thin, white root
grows an erect, grooved, glabrous angular stem. The lower leaves are bi- or tri-ternately
divided. The leaves are dark green and are shiny.
FLOWERING PERIOD : The greenish-yellow or white flowers appear in compound
umbels from June to August.
PROPERTIES : Antispasmodic
USES : A tea made from the seeds and the leaves as well as the fresh juice is
used for dropsy, jaundice, asthma, coughs and suppressed or difficult menstruation. The
juice has also been used successfully to treat conjunctivitis and inflammation of the
It is IMPORTANT to take the proper dosage, and parsley is
NOT to be
used at all if kidney inflammation exits. Weak or sensitive persons can be helped by
cooking a few slices of the root in a soup. An infusion of the herb can be used for
gallstones. The leaves can be used as an external application to contusions. A tea made
from the crushed seeds will kill all scalp vermin.
GENDER : Masculine.
PLANET : Mercury.
ELEMENT : Air.
POWERS : Lust
When eaten, parsley provokes lust and promotes fertility, but if you are in love don't cut
parsley-you'll cut your love as well. It can also be used as a protection herb, and placed
on plates of food to avoid contamination. Parsley is also used in purification baths and
to stop misfortune.