Medicinal plant used for diuretic effect against cystitis and “detoxifying”, for example, for the treatment of rheumatism, being found in the form of decoction, tincture or essential oil.


Portuguese name: parsley, salsinha, parsley
Binomial name: Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss 1886 (or Petroselinum sativum)
French name: persil
English name: parsley
German name: petersilie
Italian name: prezzemolo


Apiaceas (Apiaceae)


– Essential oil (myristicin, apiol)
– Flavonoids
– Phthalides
– Coumarins
– Vitamins (A, C, K). Parsley is particularly rich in vitamin C and K.

parts used

– Leaves (and sometimes stem), root and seeds.


Diuretic, “detoxifying”, anti-rheumatic, nourishing.


Cystitis (root), rheumatism (leaf or root), the cure for “detoxifying the kidneys” (leaves, see parsley decoction ), against menstrual pain (root), colic (essential oil), flatulence (essential oil), menopause (fresh leaves), bad breath (chewing fresh leaves), hypertension .

Side effects

– High doses can be toxic.


Regarding parsley seeds or roots (not the leaves): pregnancy, people with kidney disease or those with liver cirrhosis.

Concerns about Parsley as a Whole: Breastfeeding


None known (in our opinion).

Preparations – In what form? (galenic forms of parsley)

– parsley decoction

– Parsley essential oil

– Tincture (dosage: 1 to 2 ml, 3 times a day)

– Parsley capsules (generally containing 450 to 900 mg of parsley leaves, to be ingested up to 3 times a day)

Where is parsley grown?

Parsley grows lightly in wild areas, but is grown in gardens or in pots in the spring. The origin of parsley is from Europe.
Parsley takes a long time to germinate, 70 to 90 days.

When is parsley harvested?

The parsley leaves are harvested in the spring and the seeds as they mature.

Plant it yourself
Parsley grows best when grown right in the ground, but it also grows in pots. Attention: parsley can only be transplanted when it is still small (2 leaves).

Pick the leaves starting with the oldest.


– Parsley (fresh leaves) is mainly known as a condiment in the kitchen, in fact, parsley is a plant rich in minerals (iron) and vitamins (vitamin C), which allows, for example, to mask the odor of garlic a little . It is used in salads simply for its flavor, but also for its nutritional value.

– On the contrary, its medicinal properties are less known, but that of the seed, the root or even the leaves have an interesting “detoxifying” characteristic for the body, especially in cases of rheumatism.
Read also: parsley decoction

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