Parsley is a bright green herb used in American, Middle Eastern and European cuisine much like Coriander and Cilantro which are in the same family. Parsley has its place in the medicinal world and has been used traditionally to treat high blood pressure, bring menstruation and for urinary problems as well as treating mosquito bites when applied topically. Crushing Parsley leaves and rubbing them on the skin is thought to relieve itching due to insect bites. Parsley has been used to flush the kidneys of excess sodium and water and enable the body to better absorb potassium. Parsley seed has been used to treat rheumatism and arthritis. Parsley is thought to lower blood pressure. Parsley tea can be used as an enema.