Learn how to make parsley tea from fresh or dried parsley leaves! This drink has many health benefits and it is easy to prepare. This a great way to include this popular culinary herb from your garden into your diet and lifestyle.

Parsley is a biennial herb, which means it completes its lifecycle in two years. In the first year, it forms numerous leaves in a rosette form and each leave is tripinnate. The flavor of this herb is earthy and grassy.

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The scientific name of parsley is Petroselinum crispum and it belongs to the family Apiaceae. In the second year, it forms the inflorescence which bears yellow-green flowers. It is used for garnishing in different cuisines in Europe, America, and western Asia.

Parsley benefits:

Parsley is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants including vitamin A, C, K, and folate. It also includes secondary metabolites like lycopene, alpha-carotene, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Parsley is also a rich source of iron, fiber, and potassium. It can be used to make herbal tea which contains the same benefits you would get eating it raw. The health benefits of parsley include:

Source of antioxidants:

Parsley is rich in antioxidants which help to defend your body against the free radicals which are potentially harmful to your body. The antioxidants help to defend the body against chronic heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Parsley also helps to prevent the damage hereditary material of cells to prevent cancer.

Controls the blood sugar level:

Parsley also exhibits anti-diabetic activities and thus helps to control the blood sugar level. In an experiment, rats were treated with parsley and exhibited better liver health and low levels of sugar in their blood. Read More.

Strengthen your immune system:

Parsley also helps to strengthen your immune system. Vitamin C and A helps to improve your immunity and contain and act as antioxidants to fight the free radicals formed in the body.

It also helps to increase the leukocytes production that helps to boost your immunity. Vitamin c also helps to build collagen in the body which is the key component to strengthen your bones, muscles, skin, hairs, and tendons.

The antibacterial and antifungal activity of parsley helps to defend against bacterial and fungal infections and thus aids your immune system. Read More.


For bone health:

A low level of vitamin k in the body is more potent to bone fractures. Consuming vitamin k helps to improve bone health by improving calcium absorption and reducing the amount of calcium in the urine. Read More.

Helps to regulate your menstrual cycle:

The hormonal issue is the main factor for the irregular menstrual cycle. The contents of parsley help to deal with the issue. Myristicin and apiole found in parsley help to boost the estrogen production of your body. These compounds also help to stimulate the flow during your menstrual cycle. Parsley tea is often suggested by physicians for a healthy menstrual cycle and a balanced flow of milk in feeding mothers. Read More.

Parsley for kidney health:

Kidneys are prone to the formation of stones if the levels of calcium and oxalates are excess in the body. Stones formed in the kidney are the minerals that accumulate in the kidney and become painful.

Parsley can help to prevent the formation of stones in the kidney as it helps to increase the production of urine and make the urine more acidic. Parsley also acts as a diuretic agent (the agent that helps to increase the production of urine) and thus helps to decrease the chances of stone formation in the kidney. Read More.

Rich source of folic acid:

Parsley is also rich in folic acid which is an essential B vitamin that helps to decrease the risks of defective neural tubes in the developing fetus. This acid helps to neutralize the effects of homocysteine in the body and helps to maintain healthy blood vessels. Homocysteine is harmful to your blood vessels and can damage them which ultimately affects cardiovascular health. Read More.

Reduces the severity of the respiratory issue:

In case you are facing any respiratory issues, parsley tea is a great remedy. The beta carotene in parsley helps to reduce the risks of asthma and clears any form of debris or residues in the lungs. The components of parsley help to loosen the mucus that builds up in the internal lining of the lungs and throat. This activity of parsley helps to prevent congestion and bacterial infection in the lungs.

Improves blood circulation and strengthen your vessels:

Parsley tea is also rich in iron and helps to improve blood health by improving circulation and prevents the risks of anemia. It also possesses vessel strengthening properties as it reduces the homocysteine which can damage the blood arteries.

In short parsley, tea is rich in health benefits and is a powerhouse of many nutrients. It is also super-easy to make.

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Parsley Tea Recipe

You can use fresh or dried parsley for this recipe. Use a ratio of 1 teaspoon of dried parsley leaves to 1 tablespoon of fresh leaves, for each cup of water.

You can choose to add more parsley for a stronger flavor. Also try adding other herbs, such as mint or lemongrass.

Drink this tea as is, or add sweetener such as agave nectar, stevia, or maple syrup. Also try adding a bit of lemon juice!

How to make Parsley Tea?

  1. Add water to the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the parsley, cover the pot and remove from the heat.
  3. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea into a teacup using a filter.
  5. Sweeten the tea to taste and serve.

Other Homemade Teas

  1. Mint Tea
  2. Benefits Of Oregano Tea
  3. Lemon Verbena Tea
  4. Chaga Tea
  5. Loquat Tea
  6. Golden Milk Turmeric Tea

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Parsley Tea

Learn how to make parsley tea from fresh or dried parsley leaves. It has many health benefits, is easy to prepare, and has a fresh and earthy flavor.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: parsley tea
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 0.04kcal



  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley or 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 cups water
  • sweetener to taste stevia, agave, or cane sugar


  • Add water to the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the parsley, cover the pot, and remove from the heat.
  • Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into a teacup using a filter.
  • Sweeten the tea to taste and serve.


Calories: 0.04kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.01g | Protein: 0.01g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.01mg