Parsley Root (Cut & Sifted) Available in 1 OZ
Description: Parsley is a hardy biennial plant, belonging to the Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) family. It grows from a single spindle shaped taproot, producing many branched smooth and juicy stems. The bright green leaves are feather like with serrated or toothed edges. Parsley Root is faintly aromatic and has a sweetish taste. It contains starch, mucilage, sugar, volatile oil and Apiin.
Other Names: Carum, Common Parsley, Curly French Parsley, Devil's Oatmeal, Garden Parsley, March, Percely, Persil,Petersilie, Petroselinum, Rock Parsley, Rock Selinen
Part Used: Root
Culinary Uses: Parsley Root can be added to soups and stews. To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of Parsley Root, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: A decoction of parsley root is often used as a diuretic to remove excess water weight.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Parsley root should not be used during pregnancy or by persons with inflammatory kidney disease.