Parsley Leaf, also known as Rock Selinen, Rock Parsley, and Garden Parsley, is found throughout the world. It is most often associated with the garnish on your plate in restaurants. But Parsley Leaf is more than just another pretty face. Parsley Leaf has been tried for health benefits for millennia. The ancients used Parsley Leaf to help support gastrointestinal disorders such as flatulence. Parsley Leaf can also be tried to help support kidney infections, kidney stones, and gallstones. Parsley Leaf can also be tried to stimulate menstruation. It has been shown to be a natural diuretic and helps to avoid the absorption of salt.
Parsley Leaf contains a larger amount of Vitamin C per volume than citrus fruits. It also contains essential oils, glycoside, magnesium, calcium, beta-carotene, flavonoids, and Vitamin K. In addition, Parsley Leaf contains chlorophyll, which has been shown to be essential to mendthy digestion. Parsley Leaf is also reported to be a mild aphrodisiac, and is believed by some to have immunity-building properties. Parsley Seed and Parsley Root also cover a wide range of ailments.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natural sweetener to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Not recommended if you are pregnant as large amounts of parsley are a uterine stimulant.
Do not use parsley if you have a kidney infection.
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