Total Time
12mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

Cherry stems make an enjoyable infusion, so save the stems! In France, this infusion is often taken for its detox/diuretic properties. Make a good amount of the dried cherry stems at one time, then make small amounts of tea from this when you want.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. When you pit cherries, put the cherries in a bowl, and put the stems aside on some newspaper.
  2. Dry the stems on the newspaper for several days in normal heat, until dry.
  3. For this recipe, I gave the figure of 8 ounces, but that is arbitrary. '80 stems' is also arbitrary. I couldn't continue with the recipe any other way according to the given formats. Any amount can be done.
  4. To make a reasonable amount of tea, take a small handful of cherry stems and boil them in a small saucepan of water, about 1 liter, or 2 pints. Let it all boil for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 10 minutes or so. You will get almost 5 teacups per liter.
  5. Drink 3 cups a day, at intervals away from the meal, to promote elimination.