Known in both ancient Greece and ancient Rome, this herb loved springing up in unusual places. Which led to Parsley having some unusual things connected to it. Parsley grew in amongst rocks in difficult soil. The Ancient Greeks also noticed it springing up from the ground where the blood of their fallen warriors had spilt.
Medicinally, it was used as a diuretic, digestive tonic, and a supporting herb for menstrual health. It was introduced into Britain as a highly versatile herb in 1548. When it was introduced, it was thought to be able to cure serious illnesses such as plague and malaria.
The superstition and folklore surrounding this herb tied it to death. It was used in funeral processions to adorn the dead. This herb never did well when it was transplanted, leading to the idea that ill health or bad tidings would follow those who uprooted this herb from their gardens. It was seen as an herb that should be allowed to grow where the seed fell, but it was best not to touch the seed with your hand.
On the positive side, Parsley is connected to the masculine. It has a reviving, refreshing, revitalising, and strengthening. Great for boosting energy and preventing fatigue.
Parsley is used for a wide variety of purposes, including:
- As a highly nutritious herb for nutritional support.
- To help support kidney health as a diuretic.
- To help flush out excess waste from inflamed joints in people with gout, rheumatism, or arthritis.
- To help calm an upset stomach suffering from flatulence or colic pains.
- To help stimulate a delayed period.
- To help relieve menstrual pain.
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