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Parsley Essential Oil

Parsley Oil
Parsley Oil
    

Botanical Name: Petroselinum sativum

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Seed

Color: Light Yellow

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Herbacous, somewhat woody aroma.

Parsley

Parsley

Parsley Oil Uses: Amenorrhea, arthritis, cellulites, cystitis, frigidity, griping pains, indigestion, rheumatism, toxic build-up. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-65.]

Constituents: Apiol, myristicin, tetramethoxyally-benzene, pinene. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 191.]

Safety Information: Parsley Oil is hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). It is also an abortifacient (can induce abortions). Research that Tisserand refers to indicates that Parsley Oilhas a strong abortifacient action. It should be used with extreme caution and avoided with and around pregnant women. Tisserand also indicates that Parlsey Oil may be a skin irritant. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 80, 157-59.]

Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Essential Oil Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on essential oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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