Benefits of Drinking Parsley Tea
Parsley is one of those miracle herbs that protect you from almost anything. A while ago I read about how parsley tea can cleanse your system and help in weight loss, I did not lose the weight but everything else felt and looked better my skin and my hair suddenly looked healthier than ever, I even started feeling energetic when I woke up in the morning; so I decided to investigate the drink and find out why is it so good and what exactly are its benefits.
Here is what I found:
•It is an antioxidant, which means it flushes out toxins from the body.
•It is rich in vitamin C, which supports the absorption of iron in the body; thus, parsley tea cures anemia.
•Parsley carries high levels of beta carotene, folate and vitamin B12. This enables it to enhance and stimulate the assimilation and nutrient utilizing ability of organs.
•One of the biggest parsley tea benefits is its assistance in the treatment of diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism.
•It maintains the elasticity of the blood vessels and also helps in repairing their wear and tear.
•It is rich in enzymes that boosts the digestive system and excretory system.
•It promotes the digestion of fats and proteins that further helps in intestinal absorption.
•It helps in liver assimilation and storage.
•It helps in treating gum problems.
•It relieves excessive gas from the alimentary canal.
•It contains apiol, a constituent of female sex hormone called estrogen. It helps in bringing regularity in menstrual cycles.
•It assists in easing menstrual cramps.
•Parsley tea has high content of chlorophyll. Therefore, it assists the body in getting rid of harmful, pathogenic micro-organism.
•It helps the lungs to discharge residues that keep accumulating in it due to environmental pollution.
•Parsley tea is also known to inhibit cancerous tumor growth.
•Parsley is also a diuretic.
How to make parsley tea:
- Roughly chop fresh parsley.
- Fill a small pan with water (preferably filtered or mineral water) and add the chopped parsley to it.
- Put the pan on the stove on medium heat.
- Once the water was brought to a boil remove the water from the stove and leave it to cool.
You can drink it warm like tea, it may not taste that good to you. I usually chill it first and drink some every couple of hours (2 or 3 times a day), it tastes a lot better when it is cold.
Unfortunately parsley tea also has its side effects:
•Parsley tea should not be given to pregnant women as it acts as a uterus stimulant.
•Parsley tea is abundant in oxalic acid. Thus, it should not be given to patients of kidney inflammation as it may cause the formation of kidney stones.