Parsley Tea - Learn all about parsley herbal tea, health benefits of parsley, how to grow parsley and tips on growing parsley and using it for herbal teas and health benefits.
Parsley herbal tea is used for a variety of health benefits and wellness therapies. The herb parsley is very beneficial and we will cover the health and wellness benefits of parsley, how to grow parsley, parsley uses, and provide a recipe for a parsley herbal tea in this article.
Parsley Uses - Herbal Tea
Parsley is most widely recognized as a garnish and as a spice for adding color and flavor to a variety of foods - it is not often considered as a herbal tea.
Most people view parsley as just that, a garnish, and don't realize the many health and wellness benefits associated with this herb. There are several different kinds of parsley. Curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, italian parsley etc. They are all part of the same family and have the same growing needs and uses, and benefits. The flavor can be slightly different with each variety, so it is a personal choice.
Health Benefits of Parsley
Parsley health benefits are actually quite something. Parsley is in the top 10 (actually top 7) of the most potent healing and disease fighting herbs of the world. What are the other top healing herbs & spices? They are pretty common and each one can be used to make a herbal tea. The top healing herbal teas are ginger tea, oregano tea, cinnamon tea, tumeric tea, sage tea, and red pepper tea. Parsley is an amazing little plant and very under rated. Here are the top health benefits of parsley and parsley uses other than as a garnish!:
Parsley Tea - Health Benefits of Parsley
Parsley is a diuretic, helping you lose weight
Parsley is a uterine tonic, great for womens health
Parsley is inhibits cancerous tumour growth
Parsley can regulate the menstrual cycle
Parsley is an anti oxidant
Parsley is an anti bacterial
Parsley can eliminate bad breath
Parsley contains B12 - great for stress
Parsley contains vitamin C
Parsley contains high amounts of vitamin K
Parsley is a blood purifier
Parsley can reduce cholesterol
Parsley can balance womens hormone levels
Parsley is high in iron
Parsley is a digestive aid
Parsley can neutralize certain carcinogens(cigarettes)
The benefits of parsley are far reaching, so we all need to incorporate more of this herb into our diet. It is very easy to grow, and here are some tips.
How to Grow Parsley
This herb is native to the mediterranian and a widely cultivated herb. It is quite easy to grow as long as you follow a few tips. It would be classed as an 'easy to grow' herb, not much skill required and is a great 'beginner' herb to add to your garden.
Parsley is a biennial. Meaning that it will flower and go to seed in its second year in the garden, so you replant every 2nd year to continue to enjoy fresh home grown parsley all the time. It does well in a cool environment, and not in full sunlight in the hot days of summer.
To ensure a good harvest of parsley, make sure the soil can retain moisture or mulch it well. Parsley does not like dry sandy soil, but a rich, moist environment.
If you are growing parsley from seed, it takes 3 weeks or longer to germinate, but parsley plants are usually available in your local garden center or nursery.
Growing parsley is not limited to a garden and does well in pots as long as the soil is rich and can retain water. Prepare to water frequently if you use a clay pot as they tend to dry out the soil.
Parsley Tea Recipe
EASY parsley tea recipe is below for your reference. Harvest your parsley or use organic parsley (from Mountain Rose Herbs below) and follow these simple super easy instructions:
1 teaspoon parsley - dried or 2 teaspoons fresh parsley
8 ounces of boiled water
Steep the parsley tea for up to 10 minutes. Your tea will take on a vibrant green color an is ready to drink. You can also use the parsley herbal tea to flavor dishes such as rice, qunioa and potato dishes, add to soup stock etc.
Where to Buy Parsley
We use Mountain Rose Herbs as a supplier for all our tea herbs. They offer organic parsley in a variety of sizes and are our favorite herb supplier.
There are also several commercial teas that contain parsley for ease of making the tea. While we always recommend that you steep your own, here are some alternatives for those who want parsley herbal tea on the go.