Parsley Seed Essential Oil
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong
Herbaceous, somewhat woody aroma.
Parsley Seed Essential 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.]
Major Constituents of Parsley Seed Oil
[A. Lamarti, A. Badoc, R. Bouriquet. A Chemotaxonomic Evaluation of Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) A.W. Hill (Parsley) Marketed in France. (Journal of Essential Oil Research 3, 1991), 425-433. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 380.]
Tisserand and Young indicate that drug interaction and a risk of hepatotoxity and nephrotoxicity may be present when using Parsley Seed Oil. it is also a potential abortifacient and is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is a low risk of skin irritation, and they recommend a dermal maximum of 1.1%.Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 380-381.]
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