Parsley has been used medicinally for centuries. Some of the best known parsley health benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification. It is said that parsley has phyto-chemicals that detox the liver. I have just learned that parsley tea clears the skin of dark blemishes. So what does the liver have to do with blemishes? Apparently those dark marks on the skin that just will not go away are a sign of liver toxicity.
So if you have developed dark patches on the skin, it is time to detox the liver.
“The liver serves more than 300 different functions, the best being removing acid toxins from the blood and the gut, and making alkaline enzymes for the body. It also produces bile and red blood cells. It regulates blood-clotting, and helps the body to resist infection. It is the storage site for vitamins and minerals, such as iron, copper, Vitamins B12, A, D, E and K. It stores iron after red blood cells have broken down, then releases that iron when the body makes new red blood cells. It is a very busy laboratory.
Everyone assumes that the liver is working perfectly and does not need help. Yet our modern lifestyle puts a lot of toxins into the body through medicines, junk food, smoking, alcohol, drugs, meat, industrial fumes, etc. Your liver is overworking to clean them out. If that goes on for too long, it will completely shut down. Therefore your liver needs your help to enhance its performance by regular cleansing. Visit your health food store for information and advice on products that you can use. After cleansing the liver, embark on a healthier lifestyle and diet.” (Extract from the book Top Secrets of Health).
My skin has developed new dark marks in the past year. It could be a hormonal problem since I am going through menopause. But it could be liver dysfunction too. I used a store bought herbal medicine a few years ago to clear my skin and it improved. I am happy to learn that I can have parsley tea daily to detox my liver. I have started using it and it is very nice tea.
Parsley Tea Recipe
Place about 1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley into a cup.
Pour 1 cup of filtered boiling water over it. Allow to steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
Remove the basket to remove the parsley. If you don’t have an infusion basket just filter the tea.
You may want to sweeten with honey and a fresh bit of lemon juice to enhance the flavor. Enjoy!
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