As you recall, on New Years Eve, I made up several different tinctures including a parsley Tincture. For those of you wondering what a parsley leaf tincture is used for, continue reading. Please note that I am not medically trained and the information provided below is information I have researched online and sought out from friends of mine whom are trained herbalists.
In addition to the uses in my spiritual practice that I can find for the tincture, below is a list of some of the medicinal uses for parsley. The reason I originally made the tincture is because I battle with PCOS, which causes a host of problems. Parsley can help regulate the blood sugar, and also has been known to help induce menses. It also has other properties that are beneficial.
Try Parsley Leaves for bad breath, and you’ll also get high doses of vitamins C, A and D, as well as potassium, calcium and folic acid. Parsley acts as a mild laxative and remarkable diuretic.
It has been useful for chronic liver and gallbladder diseases. The roots act on the kidneys and is considered a strong diuretic. Parsley is believed to helps expel gallstones and kidney stones. It is said to improve urination when it is painful and accelerates the excretion of toxins. It is also said to help prevent the body’s re-absorption of salt and to rid the body of excess mercury. Parsley is used to relieve the bloating that some women experience before their periods.
Used externally for conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelids and for contusions.
Parsley Leaves are thought to be effective in cases of low blood sugar, if there is adrenal malfunction.
It has been used to stimulate, increases circulation and strengthen activity in the digestive system, easing flatulence and indigestion. The chlorophyll content is essential to healthy digestion, a seventeenth-century English herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper, wrote that Parsley was “comfortable to the stomach and good for wind.” The herb is said to be good for stimulating both the appetite and metabolism.
Research has shown that increased intake of the flavonoid apigenin, found in Parsley may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by twenty percent in a large, population-based study.
Parsley Leaf is an excellent breath freshener, especially for eliminating garlic breath.
The ancients believed when applied externally, that Parsley Leaf was an effective treatment for skin problems, insect bites and stings, and would also dispel skin tumors suspected to be malignant. And Parsley was used to relieve inflamed and swollen eyes.
It is believed to stimulate menstruation. The high mineral salt content is thought to help restore the body’s overall health by neutralizing acidic conditions.
Parsley Leaf is reported to be a mild aphrodisiac.
Therapeutic actions: Anti-dandruff; Antispasmodic; laxative; softens stool without purging. Aperient; Birthing aid; Anti-cancer; Carminative; Digestive; Diuretic; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Febrifuge; Galactogogue; Kidney; Ophthalmic; Poultice; Skin; Stings; Stomachic; Tonic; Vulnerary.
Nutrients: Calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2,B3, B5, C and E.
Caution: Do not use if pregnant or with inflammatory kidney disease.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Parsley is not recommended for pregnant women in large amounts, as it may cause uterine contractions, but used after delivery, it is said to tone the uterus. Parsley should also be avoided by those who suffer from kidney infection/inflammatory kidney disease.
Important note: As required by law, this information is provided by the right of free speech for educational purposes only, as natural or non-pharmaceutical remedies or therapies are in some nations today now often deemed illegal. We must therefore insist that if you are ill or have any disease or healthy problem that you contact a medical doctor immediately and ask their advice before trying any formulae, or suggestion given in this material.
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