Herbs Guide


Family Name: Umbelliferae

Botanical Name(s): Carum Petroselinum

Popular Name(s): Parsley, Garden Parsley, Rock Parsley and Common Parsley

Parts Used: Root, Seeds

Habitat: Parsley is native to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Description: Parsley is a short-lived perennial with bright green leaves. Tiny, yellow-green flowers are produced, followed by small ribbed and oval seeds.

Uses: The fresh herb is a rich source of vitamin C. It is said to inhibit tumor-cell growth while stimulating the digestion and the uterus. The leaves have some itch relieving properties if applied externally. It helps to cleanse the blood and boosts circulation and eases muscle spasms.