As an herb, Parsley is commonly used in a large number of dishes as a garnish. Because of his mild flavor parsley is used for neutralizing stronger flavors like garlic or oregano.
Not only that parsley has nutritional properties, it can be also used for its medicinal properties. But, it is not usually used as tea, despite the fact that it has more effects and benefits if you consume it like that.
How to make a healthy parsley-based tea
- 4-5 sprigs of parsley
- 1/4 or 1/2 lemon(optional)
- 3 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of honey(optional)
First, you have to bring the water to a low boil and then place the lemon and parsley into a cup or a container of choice (One that can hold hot liquid).
After that, hold or place the stems so that they are not submerged while you carefully pour the hot water into the container. Let it steep for five minutes and after that remove the lemon and the parsley. If you want, you can add honey as a sweetener.
The health properties of the Parsley Tea
An ingredient called Myristicin is considered as an effective way to reduce the growth of tumors. A study showed that the effect of parsley leaf oil on the tumor growth in mice was effective, and it reduced the spread and the growth of tumors in the stomach and lungs.
In addition to this, myristicin might be an effective tumor prevention.
Improving behavior, neurotransmitter levels, oxidative stress and the efficacy of brain neurons
Parsley juice can be a great way to treat symptoms that are caused by neurotoxicity. A study which was conducted on the effects of the parsley juice on mice with behavioral, biochemical and histopathological abnormalities, showed that by using parsley juice you can have an improvement in the behavioral changes and have beneficial antioxidant effects.
In addition to that, low doses of parsley can help to improve the behavior, neurotransmitter levels, reduce oxidative stress and even maximize the efficacy of brain neurons.
Anti-inflammatory properties of Parsley
Parsley is full of vitamin C, which makes it a magical herb for treating pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Inflammation can trigger the joint pain and related conditions. So consuming parsley can help to reduce the inflammation.
You should try Parsley Tea and see the health benefits that it has. Not only you will get a healthy habit by drinking it every day, you could also release the stress in your life.