||Petroselinum crispum (P. Mill.) Nyman ex A.W. Hill
|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).
||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
||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).