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Don’t put parsley in your vagina.

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AspieAndProud Fri 18-Jan-19 16:16:52

Apparently this is a thing.

There is no scientifcally backed evidence that says parsley can induce menstruation

Sorry, JY.

veggiepigsinpastryblankets Fri 18-Jan-19 16:18:25


Just, what?

Who would do this???

AspieAndProud Fri 18-Jan-19 16:22:25

I think anything concerning health ought to be peer reviewed. It’s not like fashion or film reviews where if someone gets it wrong it doesn’t matter.

MrsTerryPratcett Fri 18-Jan-19 16:23:05

Well people put garlic up there to fight infections. And parsley stops garlic breath. So presumably it stops garlic foof...


userschmoozer Fri 18-Jan-19 16:27:50

Parsley in your vagina was used for the same reasons as rue tea, or brewers yeast tea. Are you saying it doesn't work? I'm shocked, straight up.

JSmitty Fri 18-Jan-19 16:40:28

I hope this is not a reference to the very frendly lion in "The Herbs."

userschmoozer Fri 18-Jan-19 16:42:30

Thanks for ruining my childhood <weeps>

TheQueef Fri 18-Jan-19 16:44:31

Ah that saves me a trip to the shop.

SirVixofVixHall Fri 18-Jan-19 16:50:50

I am now singing “don’t put the parsley in your vag Mrs Worthington”
To the tune of Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage..

AspieAndProud Fri 18-Jan-19 17:20:13

Maybe there ought to be a safety warning on it.

FloralBunting Fri 18-Jan-19 17:22:31

I think some people have misunderstood the phrase 'Ladygarden'.

Knicknackpaddyflak Fri 18-Jan-19 17:30:31

Drat you Vix I shall be singing that for weeks now! grin

Please Mrs Worthington
On my knees Mrs Worthington
Don't put the parsley in your vag…

OlennasWimple Fri 18-Jan-19 17:31:06

Maybe there ought to be a safety warning on it.

<adds parsley retailers to the list of People To Sue>

Haworthia Fri 18-Jan-19 17:31:47

Is this actually about trying to induce a miscarriage?

ScienceIsTruth Fri 18-Jan-19 17:34:22


What are the bad side effects? That's what I now need to know.

VickyEadie Fri 18-Jan-19 17:34:58

I am now singing “don’t put the parsley in your vag Mrs Worthington”

Partner and I have just had a little duet of it together after I laughed out loud.

Doobigetta Fri 18-Jan-19 17:57:25

Good tip, thanks.

newtlover Fri 18-Jan-19 18:18:30

'induce menstruation' is a modern version of the code for ending a pregnancy
there are many herbs which are not to be taken in pregnancy, for this reason
but I never heard that parsley is one of them

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 18-Jan-19 18:22:08

I assumed this was another Paltrow-ism.

Doobigetta Fri 18-Jan-19 18:26:17

There are dozens. I did an aromatherapy course a few years ago that included a really interesting module on the history of plant-based medicine. A huge proportion of the plants and herbs that used to be kept in medieval physick gardens were there because they acted to induce periods, and therefore abortions. That’s why the Church and state punished women who practised medicine and “witchcraft” so harshly- because they were basically women helping other women to control their own fertility, which is of course anathema to misogynists.

iklboo Fri 18-Jan-19 18:26:20

What about parsley sauce? Would the cream fight thrush for a double fanny whammy?

Doobigetta Fri 18-Jan-19 18:31:06

The lis5 of essential oils (and therefore plants) that can definitely be said to have absolutely no abortifacient effect is very short. From memory, sweet orange/mandarin is about the only one definitely safe in the first trimester of pregnancy. Lavender and rosemary aren’t, although you’d probably have to use them in huge quantities for them to actually have an effect. But some of the ones like wintergreen, which features in Olbas Oil, have a much stronger link.

Iused2BanOptimist Fri 18-Jan-19 18:31:59

I think the parsley she UID be mixed with natural yoghurt for the full thrush effect iklboo, and any left overs should make quite a nice dip for your crisps.

Seriously though, has no one heard of toxic shock syndrome these days?

Iused2BanOptimist Fri 18-Jan-19 18:35:23

Doobigetta when I was a child there used to be something called "green oils " which I think may have had winter green in it which was used to reduce swelling on swollen joints of horses. I'm pretty sure it would be contraindicated in pregnancy.

Doobigetta Fri 18-Jan-19 18:38:53

I’ve just looked it up. Parsley seed essential oil is reputed to be a uterine tonic, as in stimulates the uterine muscles, which means it can be helpful during labour and to relieve period pain, but it has been implicated in miscarriages.

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