Parsley tea is used to settle the stomach after a meal. The tea is also used to treat congestion caused by flu and colds, to lessen asthma attacks, for kidney and liver obstructions, and anemia. It is often used to treat urinary infections and fluid retention. Eaten fresh, it is a boost to the body, as it contains many vitamins and minerals necessary for good health. It also freshens the breath after eating fresh garlic and encourages milk production for nursing mothers.
Parsley is a biennial, although it is usually grown as an annual. It likes rich soil and partial to full sun. Keep the soil moist when growing from seed, as the seeds take a while to germinate. Grow near roses, asparagus, and tomatoes to help them fight insect invaders.