Obtained from a flowering plant known as “Garden parsley” is an essential oil known as Parsley Oil. This oil is basically extracted from a flowering plant belonging to the “Petroselinum crispum” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is derived from dried seeds of the flowering plant using the “steam distillation” process. Apparently, it is considered to be the oldest spice known to mankind. In addition, it is used regularly in food in regions such as Europe, Middle East, and the United States of America.
A. Chemical constituents of Parsley Oil:
This oil is extracted from a flowering plant known as “Garden parsley” belonging to the “Petroselinum crispum” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as apiole, myristicin, pinene and tetramethoxyally benzene.
B. The use and benefits of Parsley Oil:
There are a number of benefits that one can gain by using this oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil exhibits an “antiseptic” property when used, and thereby helps in treating internal and external wounds by destroying disease causing microbes.
This oil also possesses a “carminative” property and thus when used helps in resolving issues related to gas formation i.e. flatulence within the gastrointestinal system.
This oil when used also helps in removal of waste products such as kidney stone from the urinary system by stimulating urination.
This oil when used also aids in maintaining normal digestion by stimulating the normal secretion of gastric juices, bile etc into the stomach.
This oil may also act as a “hypotensive” when used by enabling the lowering of blood pressure in the human body, and thereby reducing risk of a heart attack.
C. The adverse effects of Parsley Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that could occur on using this oil. They are as follows:
- This oil when used could severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.
- The usage of this oil could prove to be toxic to critical organs such as the liver, and hence it must be used very carefully.