The benefits and therapeutic properties that the regular consumption of Parsley Tea contributes to health are innumerable, this due to its high index of vitamins KC and vitamin A, in addition to providing a wide source of fiber, iron and potassium which are absorbed immediately by the body.

Follow us and learn a little more about its components, effects and all the benefits that the consumption of parsley tea brings to the body .

History of parsley tea

Its origin is defined in the Western Mediterranean area, there are records where the ancient Greeks and Romans considered it as a medicinal plant. Even for the Greeks the term “parsley” was associated with “joy, celebration, resurrection, birth, party” but its real meaning derived from the word “petrol” which referred to “stone or rock” name given by the type of soil where the plant generally grew.The germination of parsley was always surrounded by mysteries, which is why it was considered to be very slow compared to other plants, even for many people it evoked the evil.

According to ancient records, the Greeks placed bouquets and wreaths of parsley on the graves of their loved ones, other beliefs affirmed that to counteract some type of witchcraft or curse their seed should be sown on Holy Thursday and offer their harvest to San Pancracio (custom that today it is practiced as a tradition to attract luck and wealth).

On the other hand, the famous philosopher and thinker Aristotle stated that if parsley tea was introduced through the cervix, it effectively induced abortion in women and if it was done through the vagina, it triggered the menstrual cycle in women who had problems with their regular periods. Another use that it claimed was that it could be used as a contraceptive method, taken every morning on an empty stomach as juice or side of salads.

At present there are still many localities where its use is surrounded by myths and urban tales, used to attract good energy, luck, love, sexual vitality, wealth, fortunes and above all to ward off bad.

Components and benefits of parsley tea for the body

As we mentioned previously, medicinal properties have been attributed to it since ancient times, but it is only necessary to know the components and nutrients that its consumption contributes to the human being to understand its properties a little more:

  1. Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, K, D if it is consumed fresh and provided it is raw. Vitamins provide antioxidants to the body, immunize and protect against free radicals, help in its normal growth and development, are involved in a large number of processes that involve the body (metabolization, blood clotting, production of hemoglobin, nervous function , between many more).
  2. Minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc , all represent an important part for the proper functioning of the body, some of these intervening in the processes of cellular mechanism such as neuronal conduction, metabolic part and even the movement of muscles. . Others are responsible for the preservation and formation of the bone system and also for the synthesis of thyroid hormone.
  3. Various acids that help detoxify the body, protect the intestinal walls and gastric touch, also help regulate heartburn and help prevent possible heart disease, as well as stimulate healing in tissues and effectively prevent the formation of stomach ulcers.
  4. Flavonoids, natural antioxidants that protect the body from the effects of oxidizing agents such as chemicals added to food, ultraviolet rays and other environmental effects.

Effects on the body

Due to its characteristics and properties, it is an important part of their daily diet for many people, some effects that the ingestion of parsley produces on the body are:

  • Diuretic.
  • Digestive and laxative.
  • Antiseptic.
  • Antioxidant and rejuvenating.
  • Regulates hypertension.
  • Improves bad breath.
  • Improves urinary tract performance.
  • Stimulates blood flow and prevents heart problems.
  • Fight menopause and osteoporosis.
  • Avoid anemia.
  • Aphrodisiac.
  • Photosensitizer
  • Produces a decrease in fever. (antipyretic or antipyretic).
  • Promotes and increases menstruation. (emmenagogue).

How to make parsley tea

The parsley infusion is very easy to prepare, follow these steps to make it:

  1. Grab a handful of parsley (a few fresh leaves) and wash them with plenty of water.
  2. Bring a cup of water to a boil.
  3. When the water is at its boiling point, add the handful of parsley and let it boil for approximately 1 minute.
  4. After one minute, remove from heat and let all its contents rest for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Strain with a cloth to remove the branches, if you do not like its bitter taste you can add a touch of sweetener or honey if you prefer.

You can also add the content in a cloth bag and make the infusion in the traditional way, it is also advisable to let it rest for about 15 minutes.

How to drink parsley tea

To enjoy all its properties it is advisable to ingest a cup daily and preferably in the morning, however, there are other ways in which you can ingest it to use it as your best ally when it comes to shedding a few extra pounds naturally.

1. Parsley tea with lemon

What better way to provide nutrients to the body than through lemon, as is well known, lemon provides vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, bioflavonoids, pectin and limonene; This last pair contains great medicinal properties and benefits our body in different ways.

Now, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to your cup of tea, you will enjoy a rich and nutritious drink, and you will also get the best out of all its diuretic and slimming properties.

2. Mixed with rosemary

Rosemary is considered by many experts a miracle plant, so much can be expected from the union of this pair.

  • Effectively detoxifies the digestive tract.
  • Components with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Effects produced by terpenes (analgesic, hypertension, heartburn, among many more).
  • Phenolic acids (counteract cardiovascular diseases).
  • Improved circulation, diabetes and many more.

You should mix a few leaves of rosemary with parsley and go through the same process of making the infusion. Likewise, it is recommended to drink a cup a day and even better on an empty stomach.

Other uses of parsley

In addition to all the internal benefits that its consumption provides to the body, many external properties are attributed to the care and beauty of the skin, you can take advantage of it through the preparation of its essential oil or even through the making of plasters or poultice, among the uses and benefits we have:

  • Protect and hydrate the skin.
  • To effectively remove stains on the skin.
  • To treat acne problems.
  • To reduce edema and bruising.
  • To remove stretch marks and wrinkles.
  • To tone and tighten the skin, especially in the eye and eyelid area.
  • To heal open wounds.
  • As a natural antiseptic.

Some side effects that parsley tea can produce

Despite its medicinal and healing properties, high consumption of parsley tea can produce the following side effects on the body:

  1. Allergies in people with sensitivity to its compounds.
  2. It can cause kidney inflammation and cause serious kidney damage.
  3. It has been determined that its oxalic acid content can contribute to the formation of stones and stones in the kidney.
  4. Dermatitis or skin reaction when in contact with the skin.
  5. Produce neurotoxic effects and neurological disorders.
  6. Chronic gastritis and vary the level of acidity in the stomach.
  7. Due to a high consumption of parsley, certain uterine stimulation can be produced, causing an abortion in pregnant women.

Contraindications of its consumption

It is recommended not to consume in any type of presentation in the following cases:

  1. In case of pregnancy, since it could interrupt or cause undesirable variations in its development.
  2. In the lactation period, since it is excreted in breast milk and its content can affect the infant.
  3. If there are liver problems.
  4. If you suffer from seizures of epilepsy.
  5. If you have any type of respiratory allergy.
  6. Its consumption is not recommended in children.
  7. If there is evidence of kidney problems.
  8. If you suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

We hope this article is of your benefit.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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