Parsley has long been reputed as a beneficial plant. In some traditions, it is believed to be an aphrodisiac. It also has a major medicinal role and is frequently used in European medicine. Parsley root is a diuretic, while its juice is used to treat anemia, as an emmenagogue, and to relieve sore eyes.
Parsley extract has an inhibiting action on the key enzyme involved in melanin pigmentation. It also has antioxidant properties due to its vitamin C concentration. It acts on cell renewal, to help brighten the complexion.