Parsley Seed Essential Oil
Distilled from the parsley seed, this aniseedy oil is warming, cleansing and circulatory. Parsley seed can be of help in women’s care to create balance.
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|p. hortense, apium petroselinum, carum petroselinum, common parsley, garden parsley
|Steam distillation of the seed
|Native to the Mediterranean region, especially Greece, but cultivated extensively.
|A biennial or short-lived perennial herb up to 70cm high with crinkly bright green foliage, small greenish-yellow flowers and producing small brown seeds.
|A yellow-amber or brownish liquid with a warm woody-spicy herbaceous odour.
|Used extensively as a culinary herb, both fresh and dried. It is a very nutritious plant, high in vitamins A and C, also used to freshen the breath. The herb and seed can be used principally for kidney and bladder problems, but it has also been employed for menstrual difficulties, digestive complaints and for arthritis, rheumatism, rickets and sciatica. It is said to stimulate hair growth, and help eliminate head lice.
Blends well with
|Rose, Orange Blossom, Cananga, Tea Tree, Oakmoss, Clary Sage and spice oils.
Cautions and comments
|Moderatly toxic and orritant, otherwise non-sensitising. Use in moderation and avoid during pregnancy.
Main chemical constituents
|Apiol, with myristicin, tetramethoxyally-benzene, pinene and volatile fatty acids.