Parsley Tea is one of those amazing secrets that our ancestors used for health and healing, but somehow got lost in the shuffle. Or maybe we thought we knew better. Oh, we still use parsley — as decoration. And its no wonder we are all sick and struggling with our health. Oh, not everyone, but the vast majority. Its so easy, and so useful, I recommend we go back to it.
Parsley Tea Benefits
- Eases coughs
- Regulate menstrual cycle
- Cleanses the kidneys
- Reduces water retention
- Helps prevent cancer
You can read about the other great benefits of parsley here.
Let’s Make Some Tea!
First, wash the parsley leaves you plan to brew. My plant is young, consequently its leaves are close to the ground. And you know, got some dirt on them when I watered. Second, you want to mince about a teaspoon of fresh parsley leaves. I just used my kitchen scissors. Mincing it will also release the oils and make the tea stronger.
Boil your water and then toss your minced leaves into the water.
I placed a lid on my pan to keep the steam in while it was steeping. But it was harder to see the contents of the pan, so I removed it for the picture. Let it steep for 20 minutes. Then strain the parsley leaves out.
It is very mild, though it definitely has a parsley taste. Let it steep longer if you want it stronger. Sweetening with honey or adding a dash of lemon may suit your taste, as well. You can drink up to four cups a day.
Avoid in pregnancy. If you are taking prescription medications, please check with your doctor first.
Some Final Thoughts
I am just amazed at the health and healing just at our fingertips. This recipe is so effortless and simple, yet profound in its effects.
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