Parsnip

What other names is Parsnip known by?

Chirivía, Grand Chervis, Panais, Parsnip Herb, Parsnip Root, Pastenade, Pastinaca sativa, Pastinacae Herba, Pastinacae Radix, Racine-Blanche.

What is Parsnip?

Parsnip is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground and the root are used to make medicine.

People take parsnip for digestion problems, kidney disorders, fever, pain, and fluid retention.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion problems.
  • Kidney disorders.
  • Fever.
  • Pain.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of parsnip for these uses.

How does Parsnip work?

There isn't enough information to know how parsnip might work as a medicine.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if parsnip is safe when taken by mouth.

When used on the skin, parsnip can cause the skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. Wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of parsnip during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Parsnip.

The appropriate dose of parsnip depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for parsnip. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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