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Also see: Parsly - Macedonian Parsly.

A very common plant in our gardens, useful in the kitchen, and in medicine. It grows to two feet in height. The leaves are composed of many small parts: they are divided into three, and then into a multitude of sub-divisions: they are of a bright green, and indented. The stalks are round, angulated, or deeply striated, slender, upright, and branched. The flowers are small and white; and they stand in large tufts at the tops of the branches. The seeds are roundish and striated. The root is long and white.

The roots are the part used in medicine. A strong decoction of them is good against the jaundice. It operates powerfully by urine, and opens obstructions.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.