Parsley belongs to Apiaceae family of the plant. This is a biennial or annual herb that grows in tropical as well as sub-tropical areas. The white-colored flowers grow in cluster. Seeds are brown in color and are filled with oil in larger proportion.The leaves are long and are tripinnate in appearance.
Brief History of Parsley seed oil:
The extracted oil is rich in apiol that was discovered by Homelle and Jovet. In the year 1850, Mourgues explained the presence of many other chemical constituents in it.
• This was used for treating many health problems (in ancient times) such as ulcer, colic pain, diarrhoea, etc. due to its amazing digestive properties.
• It was used as a diuretic in folklore medicine & also in the treatment of kidney stones.
Owing to its quality attributes, this seed oil is widely used to treat Urinary & Cardiac disease, Constipation, Otitis, Gastrointestinal disorder, Diabetes, Dysmenorrhea, etc.In addition, this also has excellent properties such as stomachic, antiseptic, stimulant, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-arthritic and many more.
Blends well with :
Parsley seed oil goes well with Clary sage, Orange, Rose, Tea Tree and Ylang Ylang .
General Precautionary Measures!
• Parsley seed oil can damage liver in case this is used in an excess amount, so care should be taken while using it.
• Those with low blood pressure, giddiness and other allied issues should use it with utmost care.
• It should not be used for internal purposes.
• Children, nursing mother and pregnant ladies should consult their doctor before using it.
Botanical Name : Petroselinum sativum
CAS# : 8000-68-6
Color & Odor : Yellow to light brown liquid with a sweet, warm spicy scent
F.E.M.A. # : N/A
Methods of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Constituents : thymol , p-cymene
Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity : 0.9067 @ 72°F
Flash Point : 118.00 °F
Optical Rotation : 34
Major Constituents : thymol , p-cymene