Do you make your own tea at home using fresh herbs? I love making fresh herbal tea, it is delicious, with beautiful aroma and chock-full of wonderful health benefits.
Did you indulge a little over the Christmas holidays? Ok, I did a little but I’m back to my normal eating habits. If you are feeling a little sluggish, this parsley tea is exactly what you need. It flushes out toxins and detoxifies your body, strengthens your immune system and boosts your metabolism.
Parsley tea is one of my favourite herbal teas, I absolutely love it. Most people know parsley as a garnish, but this green leafy herb is a superfood. Parsley is high in antioxidants and acts as a natural diuretic and helps to relieve bloating. Parsley is also used to fight kidney stones, urinary tract infections and gallbladder infections. It aids in digestion, helps balance hormones and is high in calcium, iron, folate and vitamins K, A, and C. Parsley tea also acts as a uterus stimulant, therefore it should be avoided in pregnancy as it may lead to miscarriage.
Making fresh herbal teas is very simple. You simply infuse leaves, roots or seeds in hot water. They are so many delicious herbal teas to choose from. Here are a few of my favourites; peppermint, lemon balm, ginger, turmeric, lemon myrtle, mint, lemon verbena and fennel.
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 2 cups of water
- Handful of mint leaves
- Lemon slices
- Bring water to a gentle boil. Add the fresh parsley to teapot and pour the hot water over it. Let steep for 5 minutes then remove the leaves (or leave them in)
- Pour tea into cups, add lemon slices and serve.