Parsley – or parsley – is known throughout the national territory as one of the most popular spices. Responsible for giving more flavor to food, it is usually included in the preparation of beans, rice, salads and side dishes, which increases its popularity, as it has no side effects and goes well in almost any dish. What not everyone knows is that, in addition to being consumed as a spice, it can also be made into a tea with great medicinal properties that are important for health.
Indications and benefits
Parsley helps to treat digestive pain and heartburn; regulates menstruation and combats menstrual cramps; it is also effective in the treatment of arthritis, arthrosis and gout; prevents possible heart disorders.
However, due to its strong diuretic properties, parsley tea is commonly indicated for urinary infections and kidney problems. Its regular consumption is able to prevent the stones or stones in the kidneys, in addition to eliminating the salt and urea accumulated formation in the body. With the increased amount of urine eliminated, parsley also ensures that harmful bacteria and toxins are expelled, providing a kind of “cleansing” in the body.
Also, its diuretic property makes parsley a great ally for those who want to lose weight with health. With increasing fluid retention, retention is reduced until it becomes minimal, and as a result, swelling is also considerably reduced. As swelling due to fluid retention is reduced, a few pounds will also go away naturally.
Parsley has in its constitution: apiol oil, iron, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, mineral salts and vitamins A and C.
How to prepare tea?
Wash a bunch of parsley and chop it well. Then, heat in a kettle the amount equivalent to two tablespoons of parsley, along with 500 ml of filtered water. Cover and boil for 05 minutes. When the boiling period is over, allow the kettle to remain covered for another 10 minutes, until the temperature warms and is suitable for consumption. Drink parsley tea twice a day for a week.
Contraindications and points to consider
The consumption of parsley tea is contraindicated for pregnant women.
It is recommended that the tea not be consumed a few hours before bedtime, as its diuretic properties can prevent you from having a deep, uninterrupted sleep.