Parsley

Parsley

Culinary uses

Parsley leaves are widely used as a garnish and to flavour sauces, butter, dressings, stuffings and savoury dishes.

Properties

A bitter, aromatic, diuretic herb that relaxes spasms, reduces inflammation and clears toxins. It stimulates the digestion and uterus.

Medicinal uses

Internally used for menstrual complaints, oedema, cystitis, prostatitis, kidney stones, indigestion, colic, anorexia, anaemia, arthritis and rheumatism (roots and seeds).

How to grow

Parsley thrives on rich well-drained neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. It can be grown from seed, from spring to late summer. Fully hardy.