Family Name: Umbelliferae
Botanical Name(s): Carum Petroselinum
Popular Name(s): Parsley, Garden Parsley, Rock Parsley and
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.