Chinese Parsley (Yan Sui)

Chinese Parsley is also known as Xiang Cai, Hu Sui, Yan Sui, Mexican Parsley, Cilantro, or Coriander, which is an annual herb belonging to Umbelliferae. It is a common flavoring vegetable and dietary fiber supplement.

Chinese Parsley is native to the Mediterranean coast and Central Asia and is now found in many countries.

Archaeologists have found the seeds of Chinese Parsley in the grave of Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh 3,300 years ago. This incident confirmed that Coriander has been planted at that time.

Chinese Parsley is documented in ancient Greek and Roman books. People at that time had found that it has the function of antisepsis and sterilization. The Romans used it for gastrointestinal upset.

Chinese Parsley is used in cuisines around the world and is a common ingredient in European sausage. Some cocktails and Thai coffee contain its extracts.

Around 400 AD, Chinese Parsley was introduced into China via the Silk Road. The book <Qimin Yaoshu> recorded how to plant Chinese Parsley.

In any season, people can gather Chinese Parsley, remove their impurities, clean them and use them directly or dry them in the sun, cut them, and make them into Chinese herbs.

Chinese Parsley contains many vitamins, minerals and volatile components. Generally, 7-10g of Chinese Parsley leaves can satisfy the human bodys demand for vitamin C.

According to <Compendium of Materia Medica>, the medicinal property of Chinese Parsley is relatively warm, with a unique fragrance and pungent taste. It has a certain therapeutic effect on the pathological changes of the lung and stomach meridians.

About 1,500 years ago, Chinese Parsley was classified as Chinese herbal medicine. It is often used to treat wind-cold, indigestion, chronic gastritis, and hemorrhoids.

Health benefits of Chinese Parsley

Chinese Parsley is used with other Chinese herbs

Side effects of Chinese Parsley

Chinese Parsley is an edible vegetable with almost no side effects. Excessive take of it may cause qi deficiency and vision loss.

Precautions of Chinese Parsley