the whole "re-setting" thing

Sandra Karpetas sandra at
Tue Jun 13 12:34:35 EDT 2006

Hi Martee,

You make a good point, I certainly don't want to instill a fear of 
parsley into anyone... That would be cruel and totally anathema to my 
love of plants, plant medicines, my belief in our inherent right to use 
them for medicinal purposes and for the right to information about their 

I'll try to clarify with regards to what I know about portion size/dose, 
however the potency of the parsley (often the italian variety with flat 
leaves is more potent), how it is eaten/taken and whether you are female 
or male, may also need to be taken into consideration. Parsley is safe 
to take in almost any quantity/dose by most everyone (as far as I know) 
except that pregnant women should be careful with it and women who are 
not expecting to bleed should be aware that parsley can cause this. 
Fresh parsley in amounts as little (or as much) as 2 cups can cause a 
woman's menstrual cycle to begin within a day or 3. Cooked or steeped 
parsley (such as in tea) make require just a handful or two to cause 
/some/ women to bleed early. This may be different for different women, 
as we all metabolize differently and I don't know if eating parsley 
regularly can cause a woman's body to become tolerant to this effect? 
perhaps...In any case, I'm an occasional fan of parsley myself and don't 
mind that it may have these effects, but I appreciate knowing that it 
can affect me in certain ways. I think it is a wonderful herb and that 
it can be a very healthy addition to the diet. Anyone who is curious to 
know more, should look it up or talk to a herbalist.

I also deeply agree with your comment about being in tune to one's needs 
and I think it is something we should all strive to develop and achieve 
and would like to add that being in tune may also include informing 
oneself and each other of the potentials/possibilities regardless of how 
or if they may actually effect us or not.

Thanks Martee for encouraging me to clarify ...



m. finman <mafinman at> wrote:

    I agree it's important to know what results when things are done in 
excess(and anything even good stuff can be done in excess)  I feel you 
have represented parsley in a way that could instill fear of it in those 
that don't have the sense to recognize the signs of cause and effect 
from their food or their actions for that matter.  Is putting a whole 
head of parsley in a pot of soup too much?  Is juicing a 1/3 of a bunch 
with other veggies too much?  Is cutting up a handful in an omlett too 
much?  A small amount of parsley(brings to mind the sprig they put on 
your plate in restaurants) i believe isn't as therapeutic as stated.
    Ideally one should be in tune with their world to where they 
resonate with what they need, how much, how often.  This is a part of 
the intuitive response that could work in all areas of life.
     I have read other info you have posted and recognize your talents  
and dedication but for some reason this one kind of stirred something in 
me. It must be an issue i'm working on that has nothing to do with parsley.
you Sandra,
 "Sandra Karpetas" <sandra at>
To: <ibogaine at>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 12:05 AM
Subject: RE: [Ibogaine] the whole "re-setting" thing

Hiya Ladees,

Btw, large amounts of parsley can affect your menstrual cycles. It can 
make you bleed sooner than you're supposed to as its an emmenagogue 
(brings on your period and can also cause abortions), so be careful. 
You've taken too much if you can taste it in your throat afterwards 
(it's kinda metallic tasting). It can be a real good thing in small 
amounts tho, cleanses and purifies blood...



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