Parsley – Curly leaf (Petroselinum crispum)

$4.00

A BIENNIAL growing to 60cm. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Triple-curled parsley has tripinnate leaves that curl in and over on the edges making it a very decorative plant.
Leaves are frequently used as a flavouring and garnish, and eaten raw or cooked. It has a long history as a traditional domestic herbal remedy.

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Leaves are eaten raw or cooked and is an ingredient in the mix ‘bouquet garni’. It is very nutritious and is rich in iron, iodine and magnesium, and other minerals, as well as the vitamins A, B and C.
This commonly grown culinary herb has many medicinal uses too – among other actions it is antidandruff, expectorant, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic and tonic.
A very effective diuretic, helping with urinary tract, kidney and bladder problems, also stones, jaundice, dropsy and cystitis. A good detox herb. Note that in excess it can have toxic effect. Externally a poultice of the leaves has been applied externally to soothe bites and stings. Cosmetically it may help reduce freckles, and keep dandruff under control.
In the garden it is a good repelling companion plant and may be used as a mosquito repellent (fresh sap) or to releive the stings and bites.

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Please note that due to stock-take and a phenomenal start to the season, the MeadowSweet online shop will not fulfill orders for a few weeks (10 Nov - 20 Nov) . You can still catch me at the Orewa Farmers Market, or you are most welcome to send inquiries on plant availability. Thank you ! Minette - MeadowSweet Herbs Dismiss