Saturday, November 29, 2008
How to make parsley tea
1. pour one cup of boiling water over the plant material to be infused
2. cover and let it stand for 5 minutes
Fresh plant material:
use 1/4 cup of fresh herb material - follow the instructions above
Dried plant material:
use 2 teaspoons of dry herb - follow the instructions above
use 2 teaspoons of dry seeds - follow the instructions above
Which part of parsley (Petroselinum crispus) to use:
When referring to parsley tea, the leaves are used for infusion. Parsley seeds are traditionally used for rheumatism and arthritis.
Note: tea made from parsley seeds can cause fetal damage and abortion so it has to be avoided during pregnancy.
Traditionally parsley tea has been used as:
* for removing excess water from the body
* for slimming
* for boosting kidneys
* for rheumatism
* for gout and arthritis
* for contracting the uterus - after childbirth
* to ease menstrual pain
* for period irregularity
* as detoxifier
Parsley tea also has a calming effect on adrenal glands - according to Dr. Abravanel's Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan
Also check out general guidelines for using herbal teas/infusions.