Parsley Seed Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-P03
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £4.00
Parsley is a biennial herb, or short-lived perennial, growing up to 70 cm tall. It is cultivated extensively in Hungary, Germany and France. The plant has bright green, crinkly foliage, and greenish-yellow flowers which are followed by small brown seeds. As the name suggests Parsley Seed essential oil is steam distilled from the plants dried seeds.
Parsley is one of the oldest known spices and it has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Greek and Roman physicians used Parsley for kidney and bladder disorders and the essential oil has been used since the 16th century for the same purposes. There are over 37 different varieties of Parsley, all of which are used in herbal medicine. The seeds and fresh leaves are also widely used in cooking to add flavour to dishes and as a food garnish.
- Species: Petroselinum sativum
- Plant family: Apiaceae
- Origin: France
- Note: Middle
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Do not use during pregnancy.
Parsley Seed Oil has antiseptic and anti-microbial properties. Its astringent properties can also help to tone the skin.
Parsley Seed Oil is an excellent detoxifier. Regular massage with this oil helps in removing harmful toxins from the body. It has excellent antispasmodic properties and is often used for relieving rheumatic and arthritic pain. It can help to improve poor circulation and aid the digestive system and can help prevent digestive problems such as constipation and flatulence. Parsley Seed Oil can be beneficial for period pains and can help regulate the menstrual cycle. It is an excellent diuretic and can be comforting when used in hot compresses over the bladder during bouts of cystitis.
Blends well with:
Rose, Cananga, Tea Tree, Clary Sage