Parsley.Unique herb.Benefits of Parsley Tea
Some know parsley only as an attractive leaf garnish that’s ignored, not eaten. It’s true that parsley leaves are an attractive plant with small, scalloped leaves, but it has more than a pretty appearance. It’s an annual herb thought to have originated in southeastern Europe or western Asia, now grown in gardens throughout the world.
There are two basic parsley types: one with curly, crinkly leaves and the more familiar Italian parsley, which is flat. The latter is hardier for withstanding cold in Northern or Midwest gardens. Parsley usually reaches one to two feet in height in the first year before flowering, and grows best in partial shade. It’s been suggested that because it’s a bit difficult to start from seed, taking up to two months to sprout, buying small parsley seedlings (organic is best!) may be a better way to start this in your indoor pots or late spring garden. One tip involves pouring a kettle of boiling water along the row before covering the seeds. As a potted plant, keep it evenly moist.
Wonderful! Humble parsley has just 36 calories/100 g, but their phyto-nutrients profile is no less than any high-calorie food sources.
This unique herb provides:
38% of folates,
220% of vitamin C,
281% of vitamin A,
1366% of vitamin K,
14% of calcium,
77.5% of iron and
5561 mcg of zeaxanthin.
5054 mcg of carotene-beta
Its leaves, stems and roots of this herb plant have antiseptic and carminative properties.
Eugenol also has been found to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics; however, further detailed studies required to establish its role.
An extraction from the herb has been found to have diuretic effects.
Drinking Parsley Tea
You can use either fresh or dried parsley to make your tea.
And here’s one suggestion that may help you make parsley tea: take 30g of parsley leaves per liter of boiling water.
Let it rest for 10 minutes and then take 3 times a day before meals. If you choose to use parsley root, then reduce to half the amount per liter of water.
Another suggestion for you to use this tea as a diuretic is to: wash your parsley and then pat it dry. You can either chop it or leave it whole.
Boil water and then pour it over fresh or dried parsley. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the parsley leaves, using a strainer and then drink.
Benefits of Parsley Tea
This tea may help with the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism, by ridding the inflamed articulations of toxins.
It makes a wonderful cleansing tea because Parsley is rich in vitamins A, C and E and minerals, acting as an antioxidant.
It acts as a diuretic, fighting water retention. Remember that water retention may be an indication that you may have kidney problems.
It may help in cases of kidney insufficiency. This tea flushes out toxins in your body, cleansing and purifying the blood.
Parsley tea may help reduce cholesterol.
Traditionally, it has been used to lower blood pressure.
It is great as a cure for cellulite’s and as a help if you searching for a weight loss tea.
It may help with contracting the uterus after childbirth.
Its wonderful minerals and vitamins are of great help when you feel physically exhausted.
It is rich in iron, so it’s a natural way for you to fight anemia.
As a digestive aid, parsley herbal tea treats flatulence and helps to eliminate bad breath.
It may help treat cystitis.
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