Plant with "foundation" that the stem of his jagged edges can measure less than a meter high. The leaves, dark green, are divided into three segments that have the jagged perimeter of irregular shape and very characteristic: a long petiole joins the stem.
The Greek Galen, and in its day of practice in Rome (back in the second century), knew the properties of this plant for urination, properties that even today, after almost 2000 years have passed are still valid.
Flowering occurs in June, leading to some form of flowers arranged in umbels that can have up to twenty rays. The flowers are yellow-green and ripening fruits are obtained small, rounded, greyish.
The collection of the parts is also performed at different times, so if the party to collect the leaves, there shall be collected before flowering occurs, if the focus is the fruit, will take place in August and September, if instead we need roots, we must carry out the harvest in autumn.
In the drying process, to avoid damage to the sample should never exceed 35 grados CelsiusC temperature.
First of all, it is important to note the strong resemblance to another plant poisonous hemlock, so that if caught wild in the countryside, should make sure before his true identity.
Contains flavonoids and apigenol luteolol and potassium salts, which gives diuretic, used in cases of oliguria, edema and mild hypertension processes. It also presents iron salts, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and several others that give it-along with vitamins A, B and C properties as remineralizing, tonic and anti-anemic, so it is often used in cases of anorexia and convalescence of diseases.
The essence of parsley contains, among others miristicina apiol and, hence aperitif and digestive action, being used in that course with slow digestion flatulence and dyspepsia. It also has emmenagogue action, capable of regulating cases of amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, but in people who are pregnant can cause serious disturbances.
In some cases of halitosis has also been successful.
Infusion of leaves. Two grams of parsley are added to a glass of boiled water, leaving it in contact for ten minutes, then filtering the resulting liquid can be taken before meals as a digestive. You can swallow the two main meals.
Decoction of roots. Three grams of roots were added to 250 cubic centimeters of water begins to boil, letting it boil for five minutes. After 15 minutes rest, you can take just as infusion.
HABITAT: Greece and Sardinia
PART USED: Fruit and root
BASQUE: Perresil, basaperresil
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