If you are one of the many who suffers from swellings in the legs, you surely know that this condition can be quite unpleasant and impede the everyday activities.
It is not considered as a disease but rather a symptom of an underlying issue. Usually, this problem arises when fluid accumulates in the tissues, leading to edema or as we usually call it swelling.
Swellings of the legs can be a result of numerous factors, including poor blood circulation, weight gain, unhealthy diet, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. The swollen legs may often be caused by hot weather, temperature changes, and humidity.
Pain, inflammation, and redness in the feet are also common for swollen feet. Fortunately, there is an effective remedy to treat swollen feet at home.
For people who have occasional swelling problems, there are herbal remedies that can be helpful in reducing the swelling and helping your body eliminate the excess fluids. One of them is parsley.
Parsley tea acts as a natural diuretic, and numerous studies have confirmed its beneficial effects on the general health and wellbeing.
A 2002 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology stated that “parsley has the role of a natural diuretic.”This role is due to the potential to hinder 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 diuretic drugs, but it boosts the overall organism performance.
Therefore, a person may increase the recommended amount of parsley daily and not suffer any side-effects.
Parsley also regulates the blood pressure and boost the urine flow at the same time due to its properties according to a 2009 study conducted in Brazil.
Moreover, 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.
Preparation of parsley tea is very easy. First, boil 500ml of water in a pot.
Until the water is boiled, chop fresh parsley roots and leaves finely and mix them together.
Add 5 tablespoons of this mixture in the pot and boil them for 5 minutes. Strain the tea after 20 minutes.
You can consume parsley tea three times a day, and it will quickly solve the issue. Swellings of legs will disappear in a couple of days.
Furthermore, do not forget to use some other techniques to reduce swelling, such as putting your legs up on pillows to raise them above your heart when lying down.
Additionally, exercise your legs as it helps pump fluids from your legs back to your heart.