Most often available in local greengrocer, it makes much more sense to grow it yourself.
Parsley seeds strike well, and quickly, (3-5 days), you can grow it at any time of the year and because it is essentially a biennial, you get great value from any one plant.
Apart from the usual supplementary benefits, the Parsley leaves, stems and root are diuretic, and reduce the production of histamine which we find a boon while out mowing the lawn.
The Parsley seeds are wonderfully aromatic as well, making every part of the plant useful.
50 fresh seeds $3.95
Degree of difficulty in germination.....2/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult)
Parsley herb and root
Published March 2, 1989
Name of Drug
Petroselini herba, parsley
Petroselini radix, parsley root
Composition of Drug
Parsley, consisting of the fresh or dried plant section of Petroselinum crispum (Miller) Nyman ex A. W. Hill [Fam. Apiaceae] and pharmaceutical preparations thereof.
Parsley root, consisting of the dried root of P. crispum (Miller) Nyman ex A. W. Hill and pharmaceutical preparations thereof.
Used in flushing out the efferent urinary tract in disorders of the same and in prevention and treatment of kidney gravel.
Pregnancy; inflammatory kidney conditions.
Irrigation therapy (flushing out treatment) should not be carried out in the case of edema caused by impaired heart or kidney function.
Occasional allergic skin or mucous membrane reactions have been reported.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
6 g of the prepared drug.
Mode of Administration
The crushed drug for infusions as well as other galenical preparations with a comparably small proportion of essential oil to be taken orally.
Warning:The essential oil should not be used in isolation because of its toxicity.
Large amounts of fluids must be taken.