Parsley garden

Biennial herbaceous plant up to 50 cm tall. The root is fleshy, fusiform, branched. In the first year, the plant forms only a rosette of long-petiolate, double-pinnate leaves. In the second year, one or more round, highly branched stems grow. Stem leaves are double-pinnate, ovate in shape, petiolate, upper stem leaves, trifoliate, with sheaths. The flowers are small, white, in complex umbels, with private and common wraps. The fruits are two-seeded. Blooms in June-July.

Medicinal raw materials are grass And roots, used fresh or dried, and fruits.

The main active principle of parsley is an essential oil, consisting of pinene, apiol (parsley camphor) and apigenin glycoside. The aerial part of the plant contains vitamin C and provitamin A (up to 10 mg%). Myristicin, contained in the essential oil of the fruits and herbs of the plant, causes a significant force of uterine contraction, so parsley is used as an abortifacient.

Seeds, as well as fresh roots, have a significant carminative and diuretic effect. In addition, parsley fruits are used in folk medicine as a diuretic for inflammation of the kidneys, as a regulator of menstruation and against malaria.

In the people, this plant is known as a diaphoretic for fever and as a carminative. In addition, the substances contained in parsley dissolve sand and kidney and bladder stones.

Parsley is used externally for boils (leaves), bruises, freckles, mosquito and bee stings (fresh juice), as well as an antiparasitic remedy for lice (fruit ointment). Parsley eliminates bad breath after eating garlic (it must be chewed).


Decoction: 1/2-1 tbsp. spoon in a glass of water, strain and drink throughout the day in 3 doses (kidney stone disease, cystitis, and other diseases).

Decoction: 1 teaspoon per glass of hot water, take 1/2 cup 3 times daily (diuretic). Crushed fruits: use 0.5-1 g 3-4 times every day or 1/2 tbsp. spoons of crushed fruits insist for 8 hours in 2 glasses of cold water; take half a glass 4 times every day (carminative).

Ointment from fruits, juice or condensed broth: 1 part to 4 parts of the base.

Root decoction: 1 tbsp. boil a spoonful of roots for 10 minutes in a glass of water, drink 1/2 cup 2 times every day for edema of cardiac origin, dropsy, psoriasis, etc.

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