Parsley leaf (Petroselinum crispum) is the world’s most popular herb. It derives its name from the Greek word meaning “rock celery” (parsley is a relative to celery). It is a biennial plant that will return to the garden year after year once it is established.
The delicious and vibrant taste and wonderful healing properties of parsley are often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish. Highly nutritious, parsley can be found year round in your local supermarket.
A diuretic herb that relaxes spasms, reduces inflammation and clears toxins. It stimulates the digestion and uterus. Internally used for menstrual complaints, edema, cystitis, prostatitis, kidney stones, indigestion, colic, anorexia, anemia and arthritis. Not given to pregnant women or patients with kidney disease.
Leaves are used as garnish and to flavour sauces, butter, dressings, stuffings and savoury dishes. Parsley brings out the flavour of other spices and herbs.
Taste and Aroma
Bitter and aromatic.