How to make parsley tea as a diuretic

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How to make parsley tea as a diuretic

Water retention can be caused by a variety of reasons, but the solution to the problem doesn't have to include harsh products or chemicals. Parsley---garden variety parsley---can be used to make a tea that promotes the production of urine in the kidneys, which acts as a natural yet effective diuretic. Parsley not only helps reduce water retention, but it is also rich in vitamins A and C and high in beta-carotene. Plus, the tea is quite simple to prepare.

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Things you need

  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried parsley)
  • Saucepan or tea kettle
  • 1 cup water
  • Strainer
  • Cup and saucer or mug

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  1. 1

    Wash the fresh parsley and pat dry. Chop the parsley, if you wish, or leave whole.

  2. 2

    Boil one cup of water in a saucepan or tea kettle.

  3. 3

    Pour the boiling water over the fresh or dried parsley.

  4. 4

    Cover and allowing to steep for approximately five minutes.

  5. 5

    Strain the parsley leaves from the infusion, using a strainer. Pour into a tea cup or mug and drink.

Tips and warnings

  • Parsley tea, while good for you and an effective diuretic, isn't very tasty and can be quite bitter.
  • Water retention can be a possible symptom of kidney or other health problems. It is always wise to consult a physician if the symptoms persist.
  • If you're allergic to parsley, skip the parsley tea!

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