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Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)



Hydrogenic, abortive, appetite stimulating, antispasmodic, uterine stimulating, digestive, diuretic

Areas of application:

Bladder diseases, dropsy, kidney problems, flatulence, overactive thyroid, metabolic disorders, gout, rheumatism, urinary tract infections, kidney semolina, delayed menstruation, bladder paralysis, toothache, for weaning, hair loss, kidney stones, jaundice, gastritis up to cystitis

Plant parts used:

Root, seeds, leaves

Collection time:

Root in autumn, leaves in summer

To find:

Garden plant


Apiol, Appin, essential oil, fatty oil, flavonoids, nicotinic acid amide, vitamin C


☕ Tea: Boil 1 teaspoon of root or herb in 1/4 liter of cold water and strain after a short steeping time. 2 cups per day are sufficient. But you can also pour boiling water over it and let it steep for about 1/4 hour.

Be careful with wild, poisonous dog parsley! It's better to sow in the garden yourself and harvest there.

In the Middle Ages, love spells were cast with the stems; in some areas, the scraped roots were mixed into witch or flying ointments.

Parsley has become an indispensable ingredient in the kitchen. It is seasoned for meat, poultry, fish, sauces, soups, vegetables, salads and egg dishes. 100 grams of parsley contains approximately 100 milligrams of vitamin C.

Hildegard von Bingen: If you suffer from stone, take parsley and a third of saxifrage and boil it in water. He pours the water over the heated stones in a sweat bath, and he will feel better.

And it is better and more useful for humans to eat raw than cooked. And when eaten it alleviates the fevers that do not shock people but touch them lightly. but whoever has pain in the spleen or in the side, let him boil parsley in wine and add a little vinegar and enough honey.

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