If you are one of the many who suffer from swellings in the legs, you surely know that this condition can be quite unpleasant and impede the everyday activities.
Swellings of the legs can be a result of numerous factors, including weight gain, poor blood circulation, unhealthy diet, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. The swollen legs may often be caused by hot weather, temperature changes, and humidity.
On the other hand, gravity also attracts the fluids down to the legs, leading to swellings. However, these swellings are always uncomfortable and quite painful.
If your legs are swollen, you should lie down and raise them up to about 30 cm height, to reduce the swelling.
Yet, we have another solution to this problem, and it is a completely natural tea made of parsley which will eliminate the excessive fluids from the body and thus will lower the swelling.
Parsley tea acts as a natural diuretic, and numerous studies have confirmed its beneficial effects on the general health and wellbeing.
One study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2002, stated that “parsley has the role of a natural diuretic.”
This role is due to the capacity to inhibit the sodium and potassium ion pumps, and to simulate the urine flow and osmosis in the process. Parsley is high in potassium, so it does not cause side-effects like decreased potassium levels, like in the case of other diuretics, but it boosts the overall organism performance. Hence, a person may increase the recommended amount of parsley daily and not suffer any side-effects.
These properties of parsley to regulate the blood pressure and boost the urine flow at the same time are also confirmed by another 2009 study, “Diuretic and hypotensive activity of aqueous extract of parsley seeds”, conducted in Brazilian.
Furthermore, according to one of the most experienced herbalists in the US, Dr. John R. Christopher, a person should consume two quarts (64oz.) of raw parsley or parsley tea on a daily basis, to successfully treat edema.
For optimal results, you should consume the entire parsley, organic and raw, together with the seeds, roots, and leaves, which have amazing healing effects.
Here is how to prepare this tea:
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