Use: Amenorrhea, joint pain, cellulite, frigidity, griping pains, indigestion, toxic build-up. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-65.]
Constituents: Apiol, myristicin, tetramethoxyally-benzene, pinene. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 191.]
Cautions: Hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Abortifacient (can induce abortions). Research that Tisserand refers to indicates that it has a strong abortifacient action. It should be used with extreme caution and avoided with and around pregnant women. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 157-59.]
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Dr - May 2, 2006, 23:31
Recently bought some parsley oil. Can you tell me whether this was distilled from the seeds or the leafs?
ZooScape Moderator - May 2, 2006, 23:40
Parsley essential oil can be distilled from either the leaves or the seeds, or the entire herb. Typically, if neither 'Leaf' or 'Seed' is indicated on the label, the whole herb was distilled. In this case, your oil will contain consituents from both the seeds and the leaves. Bianca Rosa Parsley Pure Essential Oils are distilled from the whole herb.
The root and leaves contain the same essential oil, although concentrations are greater in the root. The main components (10 to 30%) are myristicin, limonene and 1,3,8-p-menthatriene; minor components are mono- and sesquiterpenes. The curly varieties tend to be richer in myristicin, but contain much less essential oil).
The essential oil in the 'seed' (3 to 6% of the total weight of the fruit) is either dominated by myristicin (60 to 80%; mostly var. tuberosum and var. crispum) or by apiole (70%; mostly var. latifolium). The seed may also contain allyl tetramethoxy benzene (55 to 75% in some varieties.
Hopfully, the label on your Parsley Essential Oil will indicate whether it was sourced from the whole herb, the seeds or the leaves!
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