4 Ways to Make Parsley Tea

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4 Ways to Make Parsley Tea
4 Ways to Make Parsley Tea
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Parsley tea is a commonly used herbal solution to treat muscle spasms, improve digestion, increase urine output and stimulate menstrual flow. You can make parsley tea using fresh or dried leaves, roots, or seeds.

Ingredients

fresh parsley leaf tea

Yields a portion.

  • 1/4 cup (60 g) of fresh parsley leaves;
  • 250 ml of filtered water;

Dried parsley leaf tea

Yields a portion.

  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) of dried parsley leaves;
  • 250 ml of filtered water.

parsley root tea

Yields a portion.

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 g) of parsley root;
  • 250 ml of filtered water.

parsley seed tea

Yields a portion.

  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) of parsley seeds;
  • 250 ml of filtered water.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Fresh Parsley Leaf Tea

Make Parsley Tea Step 1

Step 1. Boil the water

Boil 1 cup of water using a kettle or small saucepan.

Make Parsley Tea Step 2

Step 2. Rinse the parsley leaves

Rinse 1/4 cup of fresh parsley leaves under fresh, running water. Then dry them using clean paper towels.

  • Use crispy or smooth leaf parsley. Both varieties have similar flavors and equal health benefits.
  • You can cut them or leave them whole. Gently slicing or crushing parsley in your hand can help release some of its natural oils, so it can result in stronger tea.
Make Parsley Tea Step 3

Step 3. Leave the parsley to steep for five to ten minutes

Put the leaves in a cup of tea and pour hot water over them. Wait five to ten minutes.

Change the infusion time according to personal taste. The tea can look very bitter, and the flavor becomes stronger as the leaf rests longer

Make Parsley Tea Step 4

Step 4. Strain the leaves

Pour the tea into a fine cloth strainer. Collect the liquid in a separate teacup and discard the leaves.

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Step 5. Enjoy

Drink the tea immediately to enjoy the flavor better. You can sweeten it or leave it sugar-free.

Prefer to use brown sugar or honey if you choose to sweeten the tea

Method 2 of 4: Dried Parsley Leaf Tea

Make Parsley Tea Step 6

Step 1. Boil water over high heat

Fill a kettle or small pot with 1 cup of water.

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Step 2. Let the parsley steep for five to ten minutes

Measure out 2 teaspoons of dried parsley leaves. Put them in a cup of tea, pour the boiling water on top and let them sit for five to ten minutes.

Parsley tea can have a bitter taste. Leave it to steep for five minutes if you are sensitive to bitter taste and for ten if you prefer strong or sweetened teas

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Step 3. Strain the leaves

Pour the tea into a strainer, collecting the liquid in a teacup positioned under the strainer. Then discard the sheets.

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Step 4. Enjoy

Sweeten the tea, if you prefer, or drink it straight. Anyway, take it while it's still hot.

Use your favorite sweetener or try adding some brown sugar or honey

Method 3 of 4: Parsley Root Tea

Make Parsley Tea Step 10

Step 1. Boil the water

Fill a small pot or kettle with 1 cup of water. Place the pan on the stove and bring to a constant boil.

Make Parsley Tea Step 11

Step 2. Chop the parsley root

Rinse it in fresh, running water, then chop it up with a sharp kitchen knife. Slices should be thick and yield 1 to 2 tbsp.

  • While you can theoretically use the roots of smooth or crisp parsley, it is more common to use Hamburger parsley, a seedling with a much thicker root that resembles a white carrot.
  • If the root is dirty, rinse it with cold running water and rub off the dirt. You can also peel the root, but it's usually not necessary.
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Step 3. Leave to infuse for ten minutes

Place the chopped root in a cup of tea. Pour water into the same glass and wait about ten minutes.

The flavor of parsley root tea is a little milder compared to leaf tea, so it's best to wait this long to allow the flavor to incorporate. However, please take the liberty of adjusting this time to your personal tastes

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Step 4. Strain the tea

Pour the contents of the cup into a fine cloth strainer, separating the root pieces. Collect the liquid tea in a separate cup.

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Step 5. Enjoy

Drink the tea right away. If you prefer, you can sweeten it.

Use brown sugar or honey for greater health benefits

Method 4 of 4: Parsley Seed Tea

Make Parsley Tea Step 15

Step 1. Boil the water

Put at least 1 cup of water in a kettle or small pot to boil.

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Step 2. Let the seeds brew for five minutes

Put 2 teaspoons of parsley seeds in a cup. Then pour boiling water over them. Let it sit for five minutes.

Parsley seeds are slightly more bitter than their leaves, hence the reduced infusion time. However, you can let it rest longer if you prefer stronger tea

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Step 3. Strain the seeds

Pour the liquid into a fine cloth strainer, letting the tea drain into a cup placed under the strainer.

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Step 4. Enjoy

To enjoy the taste better, drink the tea while it's cool and hot. You can sweeten it if you like.

Although you can use any sweetener, prefer brown sugar or honey, which can offer more health benefits than others

Tips

  • Brown sugar contains nutrients that are often removed during the refining process of white and demerara sugar, making it a healthier alternative.
  • Locally sourced honey contains pollen from local plants. Ingesting this pollen with honey can help build immunity against causes of seasonal allergies.

Notices

  • Avoid taking this type of tea if you are pregnant as it can result in miscarriage or birth defects. Also avoid it if you are breastfeeding, as the herb is not recommended for young children.
  • Drinking large amounts of parsley tea can cause anemia, liver problems or kidney problems. Limit yourself to one or two 250 ml glasses a day.
  • Some medications can interact with parsley. Do not drink this tea if you are being treated with warfarin, diuretics or aspirin.
  • Also, avoid this drink if you have diabetes, edema, high blood pressure or kidney disease. Stop drinking tea two weeks before any surgery.
  • Stop consuming parsley if you notice any signs of allergy.

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