How to Make Parsley Tea As a Diuretic

By Mary Osborne

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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Make Parsley Tea As a Diuretic

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Pour the boiling water over the fresh or dried parsley.

Step 4

Cover and allowing to steep for approximately five minutes.

Step 5

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