Useful and therapeutic properties of parsnip

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Biennial or annual herb 30-100 cm tall with fusiform fleshy yellow-brown roots.Stem erect, glabrous, ribbed, grooved, branched at the top.The leaves are pinnate, the top almost shiny, bottom lighter and covered with soft hairs.Stem leaves sessile, with long, curved sheaths;basal leaves dlinnoche-reshkovye;end share ovate-oblong, apical share tri, coarsely toothed along the edges.The flowers are collected in a cyme of 8-12 with the main beams.Instead, the cup has 5 teeth inconspicuous;corolla of 5 golden-yellow, non-united petals;5. pistil stamens 5-7 mm long, consists of 2 carpels, with lower ovary.The fruit splits into 2 flattened top sash with membranous winged edges and longitudinal ribs on their upper surface.It blooms in summer.

Grows on meadows and grassy places among shrubs, sometimes along the roads.The cultural form of parsnips grown in gardens because of the thick, fleshy spindle-shaped root is used as a spice in cooking.

From drug to use aboveground part of the plant or only the leaves and r

oot and fruit.

fruits contain 1,5-3,6% of essential oil, forukuma-widths and oil glycerides, heptyl and caproic acids.Leaves and roots contain essential oil, but in much smaller quantities

.It attaches peculiar smell feedstock, whereby it is used, in particular roots, as a culinary spice.

Pasternak recommended to excite the appetite and as an antispasmodic for digestive disorders, the presence of sand and stones in the kidneys and as a diuretic.From it is prepared medication (NRB) eupigmin for the treatment of vitiligo.

Broth: 2-3 tbsp... Tablespoons dried crushed leaves, or

2 teaspoon crushed roots or 1/2 teaspoon of crushed fruits 2 cups of water boiled for 15 minutes;take during the first week of 3-4 Art.spoons, in the second week - 5-6 Art.spoons per day in the third week - a quarter cup.

used in folk medicine, infusion and decoction of herbs as a diuretic in dropsy, as a painkiller - in kidney, liver and stomach cramps, coughs and fever.

aqueous extract of the root is used to improve appetite and as a tonic and stimulating sexual function means.


1 tbsp.spoon herb (or leaves), boiled in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes, insist 2 hours.Drink a glass of 0.3-0.5

3 times a day for 20-30 minutes before meals.

Alcohol tincture of herbs and roots used in hallucinations and bad mood.