|Botanical Nomenclature||Pastinaca sativa|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Pastinaca sativa is a biennial herb growing from 50 to 120cm, with large, pinnate leaves and yellow, small flowers. The flowering and the harvesting take place from July to September.|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Gramos)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Fruits|
|Active Substances||Essential oil, which contains fatty acids, bergaptene, furanocoumarin. The root is rich in proteins, starch, pectin, fiber, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, folic acid, vitamin B, C|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea is administered as diuretic, spasmolytic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal and it is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal spasms and constipation. Also, its consumption may reduce blood cholesterol levels, while in combination with ultraviolet radiation it can be used against psoriasis, vitiligo, alopecia and other skin problems.|
|Method of Administration||It is administered against constipation in the form of tincture (1: 4 or 1: 3 parts of dried herb and ethyl alcohol, 85%). It is applied externally to the skin before irradiating the affected area, against various skin problems.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||Consumption may cause skin rashes and photosensitivity|
|References||1))http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Pastinaca+sativa 2)http://www.survivalplantsmemorycourse.com/2012/07/pastinaca-sativa-wild-parsnip-sunbrella/ 3)http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/parsnip.html 4)http://abchomeopathy.com/r.php/Pasti-s 5)http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/p/pastinaca-sativa=parsnip.php 6)https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/parsni12.html#med|