Medinal Plant

Medinal Plant

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Abraham Mathews

AP Biology

Mrs. Sigler

February 15, 2010

Medicinal Plant (Petroselinum Hortense)

The Latin name used for parsley (Petroselinum hortense), is formed from two Greek words:

"petros" which means stone and "selinon" which means celery. Presently the United States along

with Canada and Europe are the main growers of parsley.  It is important to bear in mind that parsley

seeds have an outstanding aphrodisiac effect by stimulating the sexual glands. Moreover, they

stimulate fertility and helps against dependency upon alcohol and against brain tumors. It has an

abundant variety of vitamins and minerals in them such as pro-vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E,

vitamin K, beta-carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, sodium, potassium, sulfur and

calcium. It acts like an antioxidant and also as a general stimulant, diuretic, antiseptic,

anti-infectious, and antirachitic. Apart from these, parsley is a great neutralizer of the negative

effects brought about by smoking and dependence upon alcohol. This herb is used in cosmetic

solutions for face cleaning or removing of freckles. It can also be used for various illnesses such as

asthma, anemia, obesity, rheumatic illnesses, toothaches, indigestions, intestinal parasites, menstrual

disorders or even tumors. Parsley leaves are an invaluable adjuvant and also beneficial for the

stomach, kidneys, bladder, and flow of blood. The powder obtained from parsley or from the

crushed parsley leaves is used to make poultices from which are then applied on areas affected by

mosquito bites or itchiness. The products containing parsley are not advisable to pregnant women or

those who breastfeed. However they can consume parsley in foods.

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