Parsley essential oil, steam distilled from the seeds, roots and leaves of the parsley herb (Petroselinum crispum), contains many healthy plant compounds and has a spicy, woody and herbal fragrance.
Parsley oil contains vitamins A and C, and the active compounds apigenin and apiole, which give it powerful anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This makes parsley essential oil useful to reduce infections and inflammation and fight free-radical damage.
Parsley essential oil also has diuretic, carminative and anti-spasmodic properties which may relieve water retention, treat indigestion, nausea and cramps and encourage efficient detoxification.
Directions for use
Use parsley oil topically to reduce stomach cramps, inflammation, water retention, signs of aging and infections by diluting 2-3 drops with a carrier oil and massage it into the affected areas.
Add 2-3 drops to an oil burner or diffuser, or add 4 drops to a bath to inhale the aroma and relieve tension. Parsley essential oil is compatible with rose, orange, tea tree, and ylang ylang oil which can be blended together for massage and aromatherapy.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.