Parsley Leaves Powder

Parsley leaves and roots are widely used all over the world. It is a source of many vitamins and minerals. Parsley seeds are used to decrease colic pain and flatulence. The root is used as a diuretic, while the juice can cope with kidney ailments. In addition, parsley oil is used to regulate menstrual flow and treat dysmenorrhea, however, it can be an abortive.
Parsley leaves powder has been used to treat insect bites, tumors, lice, contusions, and skin parasites. It is also effective against gallstones and dysentery. Other uses include treatment of diseases of the liver, prostate, and spleen, as well as of arthritis, anemia, and cancers. Parsley leaves powder is also used as an antimicrobial, expectorant, aphrodisiac, diuretic, hypotensive, and laxative. It can make your hair grow. It has to be mentioned, though, that there are no clinical trials which can confirm these uses.
It is recommended to take 6 g of parsley daily. But no clinical studies support this dose. It is not advised to take the essential oil by mouth as it can be toxic.

Generally parsley leaves powder is safe when used in doses found in food. Safety for dosages is unproven though. The product can cause ammenagogue (stimulation of menstrual flow) and abortion if used in higher doses. Interactions with other medications are not well documented. Side effects from consumption of parsley leaves powder include giddiness, headache, loss of balance, renal damage and convulsions. The psoralen compounds contained in parsley are connected with a photodermatitis reaction.
No major toxicities have been reported, however pregnant women are recommended to avoid parsley because of the risk of uterotonic effects. Parsley leaves powder can lead to a skin reaction known as photodermatitis. This can happen due to the compounds psoralens found in parsley. If you consume lithium or warfarin, consult your doctor and ask him whether you are allowed to eat parsley. The high content of vitamin K may make warfarin less effective.
Myristicin and apiol are two substances found in parsley. They can affect the uterus and start menstruation. It is an abortifacient, that's why pregnant women should avoid consuming large amounts of parsley.