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  Petroselinum crispum (P. Mill.) Nyman ex A.W. Hill
 
Scientific Name  Petroselinum crispum (P. Mill.) Nyman ex A.W. Hill
Family Name  Apiaceae
Common Name  Parsley, Perejil
Photo link  http://www.uncwil.edu/arboretum/Parsley.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  Blood glucose levels and weight in male diabetic rats given petroselinum extract were reduced in comparison to control animals (Yanardag et al 2003).
Other Uses  Folk uses include anorexia, gastrointestinal, urinary and menstrual disorders; it has been used as a diuretic and an aphrodisiac (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=792&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Licuados
Phytochemistry  Volatile oils (apiole, myristicin, furanocoumarins), carotene, Vitamin B1, B2, C, and K (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Very large amounts can induce blood dyscrasias, hepatic and renal dysfunction. It can also cause skin and mucous membrane irritation in sensitive individuals (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  May interfere with anticoagulant/antiplatlet medications; and diuretic medications (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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