- What other names is Parsnip known by?
- What is Parsnip?
- How does Parsnip work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Parsnip.
Chirivía, Grand Chervis, Panais, Parsnip Herb, Parsnip Root, Pastenade, Pastinaca sativa, Pastinacae Herba, Pastinacae Radix, Racine-Blanche.
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.
- Fluid retention.
- Other conditions.
There isn't enough information to know how parsnip might work as a medicine.
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.
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.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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