Parsley (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:petroselinum crispum
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Suggested Dosing

6 g/day PO

Essential oil should not be used because of toxicity

Potency of commercial preparations may vary, follow mfr's directions

Administration

When using as diuretic, drink plenty of fluid

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Suggested Uses

Kidney & bladder stones, UTI, gastrointestinal disorders, constipation, jaundice, flatulence, indigestion, colic, diabetes, cough, asthma, edema, osteoarthritis, anemia, hypertension, prostate conditions, and spleen conditions

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable studies to determine effectiveness. More studies needed

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                    Adverse Effects

                    None at reported doses

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                    Warnings

                    Contraindications

                    Not recommended for water retention due to heart or kidney condition

                    Renal inflammation

                    Pregnancy (potential abortifacient)

                    Cautions

                    Refined oil is too toxic for medicinal use

                    High doses can cause severe intestinal, uterine & bladder contractions-contact PCC if overdosage is suspected

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                    Pregnancy & Lactation

                    Pregnancy Category: contraindicated (medicinal doses)

                    Lactation: N/A

                    Pregnancy Categories

                    A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

                    B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

                    C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

                    D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

                    X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

                    NA: Information not available.

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                    Pharmacology

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                    Mechanism of Action

                    Parsley leaf & root help flush excess water from the body (probably due to its volatile oils myristicin & apiol)

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