Parsley essential oil benefits include: regulates menstruation and eliminates menstrual pains, it has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti viral properties, it also treats inflammations like rheumatism and arthritis, it has astringent qualities, it helps treat and eliminate stomach disorders and especially flatulence, it aids digestion and detoxifies the body, it purifies blood and treats frigidity. Additionally, it acts as a laxative; it eliminates cellulite on the skin and treats heart problems by lowering blood pressure. It is also used to enhance labor contractions.
Instructions for Use
It can be used in aromatherapy, as an inhalant, as part of blended oils for massages and a component of creams and lotions to treat skin conditions.
History and Additional Information
Ancient Egyptians associated parsley with death and used it to honor the dead. It was also used for medicinal purposes especially in the treatment of capillaries.
The herb was also used in ayurvedic medicine to soothe the pains and aches within.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Petroselinumsativum
- Other Names: parsley seed oil
- Family: Apiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: seed
- Place of Origin: Egypt, Mediterranean
- Odor/Fragrance: woodsy, herbaceous
- Color: pale yellow, amber, brown
- Aroma Strength: medium-string
- Consistency: thin/light
- Note: middle
Blending Suggestions: clary sage, ylang-ylang, tea tree, rose, orange
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: It can cause liver toxicity in high dosages. Parsley oil also causes abortions so should not be used near or on pregnant women. For some people, it may irritate the skin, so it should not be used in that case.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: Eden’s Garden
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.