Parsley root, which is also called Petroselinum crispum, is high in vitamins A and C and contains iron, iodine and copper.
The leaves, root and seeds of parsley have been used in traditional Greek medicine to treat flatulence, indigestion, spasms and menstrual disorders. Parsley root extract is useful for treating chronic liver and gallbladder diseases because it has diuretic, blood purifying and hepatic qualities. The dried root and essential oil are used in Indian Ayurvedic healing.
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Warning: Do not take if you are pregnant. Parsley root contains natural substances called oxalates, which can cause health problems by becoming too concentrated and crystallizing in your body fluids. For this reason, individuals with kidney or gallbladder conditions should be cautious about consuming parsley root. If you are taking lithium, you should use parsley only under a health practitioner’s guidance.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 5 minutes.