Parsley Leaf Essential Oils
These essential oils have a thin consistency and an aroma that has been described as slightly woody and herbaceous. They are derived through steam distillation from the leaf of the parsley plant. Parsley leaf essential oils combine well with the following essential oils: tea tree, clary sage, and all spice oils. For over 2000 years the herb has been cultivated by man, and in Greek culture it was highly regarded. Romans, as well, utilized parsley. Not only was it consumed as food but it was keenly thought of as a medicinal plant. Today, the plant is used extensively in the culinary world on sandwiches, in stocks, in salads, and for garnishing.
Overall Benefits of Parsley Leaf Essential Oils
- Assist in cleansing the liver
- Can reduce inflammation internally
- May provider rheumatoid arthritis relief
- Helpful in diabetes management
- Useful in the treatment and prevention of certain cancers
- May assist in the control of gallstones and urinary tract infections
- Helps to improve bone health and protect the body against osteoporosis
- Immune system booster
Uses for Parsley Leaf Essential Oils
Parsley has, traditionally, a rather sad, boring, insignificant reputation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Parsley essential oils can give you the best that parsley has to offer. Get ready to be amazed. Parsley essential oils contain the following: copper, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron, calcium, folate, choline, pantothenic acid, vitamins B12, B6, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamins E, C, K, A, and they are a good source of volatile compounds. And since Parsley leaf essential oils are derived from the leaves, they also contain protein, beneficial fats, carbohydrates, and energy.
Pregnant women should avoid the use of parsley leaf essential oils unless first having consulted a doctor regarding their use. High concentrations of parsley can become a problem for certain individuals, particularly to those having been diagnosed with kidney stones. It can also make some people’s skin more sensitive to the sun.