Parsley is a common herb that has a large use. It main use is as a spice because it has pleasant aroma and gives the meal freshness. It is also known that parsley can help in various diseases. It is also used in a health condition called edema or swelling of legs and joints.
What is edema?
The term “edema” refers to the retention of fluids in the body. Sometimes, the swelling can be normal, if you work all day standing on your feet or sitting and your legs are on the ground. It is also normal during pregnancy.
However, swelling of the legs and joints, known as peripheral edema, could signal that there is something wrong with the kidneys, a heart failure, liver disease or certain side effect of medication use that can result with fluid retention.
Parsley is the most famous natural diuretic and helps the body get rid of excess water and salt. Studies show that parsley can be used as a powerful diuretic because it contains a high level of potassium. Therefore parsley is recommended for solving this problem, because many chemical diuretics have side effects and reduce levels of potassium in the body, and by that cause a greater problem.
How to prepare tea against endema?
It is recommended that the daily dose of this tea be at least two litters of strong tea. If necesairy, the dose can be increased to a cup of tea per hour. To prepare the tea you should use fresh bright green leaves as well as seeds and the roots.
Tear off the leaves and roots by hand. Fill a ¼ of a cup with parsley. Put it in a bigger container. Pour a cup of boiling water over it. Let it stand for 5-7 minutes. Then strain the tea. It is allowed to add honey and lemon if you want to improbe the taste.