The Power of Parsley!

I’m writing this blog today because a friend of mine has been having trouble with kidney issues.  She has been fighting a kidney infection, but she goes to the doctor and gets medicine, and starts feeling better, but then it comes back.  Yesterday as we were visiting, she told me about the kidney problem and that she was starting to have the pain again, so of course I started in on all of the natural remedies for kidney stuff!  One of the tips I gave her is a recipe for Parsley Tea to help with her kidney infection, and she said ” You know Jen, you should put this on your blog!” so here we go!

You probably have a few things in your pantry/cabinet/ or refrigerator that have healing properties that you don’t even know about!  Parsley being one of them.20141001_084957

Did you know:

  • If you chew on parsley after dinner it can deodorize your breath
  • The flavonoids in parsley provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities.
  • Herbalists use parsley to support the kidneys and urinary system.
  • Parsley provides numerous trace minerals.
  • Parsley stimulates digestive fluids.
  • Parsley strengthens the adrenal glands.
  • Parsley helps with kidney stones and gallstones

Crazy huh?  Who knew that something as simple as parsley was a powerhouse of health?  Well, our ancestors did, but we as a culture have lost the art of healing ourselves over the years because it is so easy to just run to the DR. and get a prescription! Right?

My family has used these old “wives tales” for years, probably because we didn’t have the money to run to the doctor’s office for everything, but also probably because along the generations we have passed down remedies that work.  The more I have learned about natural medicine the more I have realized that all these little “tricks” and “secrets” that Grandma taught us have actually been natural healing…

20141001_090201Here is the recipe for Parsley Tea:

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.

 

Turn off the burner and toss in some fresh parsley and let it steep for about 5 minutes.

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Strain the parsley and walla! You’ve got Parsley Tea!

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I like to add peppermint to flavor it.  You can also add stevia if you like sweet tea. Add Ice and Lime to make an iced tea, or drink it hot.  ENJOY!

Till next time,

Jennifer

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