AILMENTS HISTORICALLY USED FOR
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HISTORY OF USE
Historians dated the first mentions of parsley as far back as to 3rd century BC in one of Roman cookery book where it was presented as spice. French King Charles the Great highly appreciated it and he considered it as a symbol of joy and fame. Even his well-known Capitulare officially ordered its growing in monastic gardens. The most active substance in all vegetables is an essential oil which was discovered and isolated in the 16th century. This substance improves the urine excretion and it has very powerful antibacterial effects. It is often used as an ingredient in diuretic and urological teas helping to treat a urinary tract infection.
MYTHS & LEGENDS
The ancient Greeks associated parsley with death, as the herb was spread over graves and used to make funeral wreaths. This gave rise to the phrase “He has need now of nothing but a little parsley,” referring to a person that had just died or was about to die. After death, their corpses were then garnished with parsley to help deodorize the stench. In Greek mythology, it was believed that the first parsley grew from the blood of Archemorus, son of Death, when he was devoured by serpents. Grieving over their loss, the Greeks founded the Nemean Games in his honor and presented the victors with crowns woven from parsley.