This tincture is made with very dark (high chlorophyll) Italian Parsley just like in the photo. In ancient times Parsley leaves were used in compresses for arthritis and boiled in wine for chest and heart pain. Parsley is a good source of nutrients with high doses of vitamins C, A and D, as well as potassium, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and folic acid. The herb is far more than just a decorative sprig for dinner plates, it is a mild diuretic, and has been used to treat a number of ailments, including the common cold, urinary tract infections, menstrual complaints, liver congestion, gallstones, and gout. It is also useful for freshening the breath, allergies, asthma, insect bites, ear infections and fatigue.
Parsley and parsley extracts contain proteins, vitamins, volatile oils, fatty acids, chlorophyll, fluorine and antioxidants, and may help to protect the body from illness and disease. It has been used for chronic liver and gallbladder diseases. The roots act on the kidneys and are considered a strong diuretic. Parsley is believed to helps expel gallstones and kidney stones. It is said to improve urination when it is painful and accelerates the excretion of toxins. Parsley leaf tincture may help to prevent the body’s re-absorption of salt and to rid the body of excess mercury. Parsley is also used to relieve the bloating that some women experience before their periods, as well as menstrual pain and irregularity.
It has been used to keep the heart and arteries healthy and strong due to the high amount of natural fatty acids. Folic acid in Parsley promotes heart health by reducing levels of pro-inflammatory homocysteine, which can protect against heart attacks and strokes. It is an important nutrient for healthy cell-division, and so it may be helpful as a cancer-preventative herb. The vitamin C in Parsley is greater than oranges, or any other fruit or vegetables. Not only does it contain C, but the flavonoids it contains, acts as an antioxidant, for protection from free radicals which cause cellular damage. Its reputed anti-tumor properties, including myristicin, has been shown in animal studies to inhibit tumor formation, particularly in the lungs. Fluorine, contained in the herb, also protects the body from invasion of infectious agents, and the chlorophyll from Parsley leaf is rich in oxygen which helps suppress viral infections and minimize the effects of environmental pollution. Research has shown that increased intake of the flavonoid apigenin, found in Parsley may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by twenty percent in a large, population-based study.
A natural diuretic, the herb is found to reduce blood pressure and possibly the risks related to high blood pressure, such as hypertension and congestive heart failure (taken internally under the supervision of your health provider). It promotes healthy flow through the kidneys and helps to rid the body of sodium and other harmful elements. It is known to soothe the kidneys and has a tonic action that can be used to treat a variety of menstrual complaints, including painful periods. Parsley Leaves are also thought to be effective in cases of low blood sugar if there is an adrenal malfunction.
It has been used to stimulate, increases circulation and strengthen activity in the digestive system, easing flatulence and indigestion. The chlorophyll content is essential to healthy digestion. The laxative properties of Parsley leaf and Parsley Root extracts were found to act on the digestive tract without loss of electrolytes, and two constituents, apiol, and myristicin, to promote elimination. The herb is said to be good for stimulating both the appetite and metabolism.
The ancients believed when applied externally, that Parsley Leaf was an effective treatment for skin problems, insect bites and stings, and would also dispel skin tumors suspected to be malignant. And Parsley was used to relieving inflamed and swollen eyes. Used externally for conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelids and for contusions. The high mineral salt content is thought to help restore the body’s overall health by neutralizing acidic conditions.
Ingredients: Parsley Leaf, Distilled Water, and 30% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Parsley is not recommended for pregnant women in large amounts, as it may cause uterine contractions, but used after delivery, it is said to tone the uterus. Parsley should also be avoided by those who suffer from kidney infection/inflammatory kidney disease