Parsley tea is a very good treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI) or bladder infection, especially for candida sufferers who cannot tolerate cranberry juice. Traditionally parsley tea has been a used to treat urinary tract infection, kidney stones, and liver, bladder and prostrate problems. The Cherokee Indians, who learned of its medicinal value from the settlers, drank parsley tea for kidney and bladder pain, and dropsy (water retention).
Culpepper’s Complete Herbal & English Physician book states: "that using the whole plant is best, including the root, and when it is fresh gathered. A strong infusion cleanses the kidneys and the urinary passages in a short time. It is likewise good in jaundice, and other complaints arising from obstructions of the liver. It is also helpful for gas, in both the stomach and the bowels."
It is best to use fresh parsley, including the stems, to make a tea. But if you can get the roots as well it will make the treatment even more potent and helpful. Drink 4 cups per day for 7 days. Your symptoms will greatly decrease after 3 days, but continue drinking the tea for 4 more days.
If you are pregnant, parsley oil, juice, and seeds should be avoided because they are uterine stimulants, but the tea recommended below is quite safe to drink.
How to make Parsley Tea
- 4 cups water, boiled
- 4 heaping teaspoons fresh parsley, minced
including stems, and roots, if you can get them
- Boil 4 cups of non-chlorinated water.
- Remove the water from the heat.
- Mince (cut up finely) 4 heaping teaspoons of fresh parsley. Put it into the boiled water and stir.
- Let it steep 20 minutes.
- Strain it, and drink it hot or cold. It may be reheated without harming it, but do not boil it.
- Drink all 4 cups throughout the course of one day, for 7 days, to treat urinary tract or bladder infection.