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French Tart's Note:
A simple recipe/method, which my very elderly French neighbour gave to me when I lived in the Poitou region of France – she had about a dozen cherry trees. The French drink this herbal "Tisane" regularly, especially ladies who diet, as the cherry stalk is known to help elimination and reduce water retention! The cherry stalks/stems contain potassium, salts and tannin, and it is known as a powerful diuretic. It is also used for preventing urinary tract infections. It is drunk by steeping the cherry stems in boiling water, and can be drunk hot or cold - with or without sugar. It has a fruity-woody flavour, and is a very refreshing drink.
My Private Note
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- 1This is a very pleasurable and easy method, whilst you are enjoying your fresh cherries, simply discard the stems/stalks and keep to one side!
- 2Spread out on a drying rack - or on some newspaper in a dark, dry & airy room - cover if necessary, and allow to dry naturally for about 4 days to one week.
- 3Store the dried cherry stems/stalks in an airtight jar or container.
- 4When you wish to make a batch of tisane up, take a large handful of cherry stems/stalks & add to 1/2 litre boiling water; Boil for about 5 minutes and then turn the heat off and allow to steep for about 4 hours or overnight.
- 5Drain well, and either drink the tisane cold or reheat and add sugar if desired.
- 6Makes about 100g to 150g of cherry stalk infusion.
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Nutritional Facts for French Cherry Stalk/Stem Herbal Tea - Tisane - Infusion
Serving Size: 1 (500 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 9.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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