Parsley has been
cultivated and used for centuries. It is used as a flavoring in soups
and salads, as a garnish, and some varieties, as a vegetable. Herbalists have
used it as a breath freshener, digestive aid, and in tea to treat high
blood pressure and rheumatism. Because it is high in vitamins A and C,
it has also been used as a quinine substitute to treat malaria.
becomes very bitter as the plant starts to flower. For best
germination, freeze seed for three to five days and then soak in warm
water for about eight hours before planting. Cover seed lightly.
Darkness helps germination.