Parsley is a beautiful plant that can be used in various ways. It is known to protect against various diseases. Parsley can help, among other things, when it comes to edema or swelling of legs and joints.
What is Edema?
The term “edema” refers to the retention of liquids in the body. Sometimes, it may be normal to have a little swell in the legs, for example, if you work all day standing or sitting or during pregnancy.
However, swelling of the legs and joints, known as peripheral edema, could signal the kidneys, heart failure, liver disease or certain medications that can result in fluid retention.
Parsley is a famous natural diuretic, and it helps the body get rid of excess water and salt.
A study published in 2002 in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, has provided significant evidence for using parsley as a powerful diuretic. It is rich in potassium. Many chemical drugs reduce levels of potassium in the body, which is their negative side effect.
Parsley is also a powerful antioxidant. It is rich in vitamins A and C and a good source of folic acid, which is one of the best food and nutrients that protect against cancer.
Recipe for edema (swell):
Dr. John R. Christopher suggests drinking at least two liters of strong parsley tea a day. The dose may be increased to a cup of tea per hour.
When making tea, use fresh bright-green leaves, along with the roots and seeds.
Tear off the leaves and roots. Fill ¼ cup of parsley. Pour a cup of boiling water and let it stay for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea. You can use honey and lemon for flavoring.