Swollen legs is quite an unpleasant condition that can disrupt your daily life. It can be caused by various reasons, like poor blood circulation, weight gain, menstrual cycle, unhealthy diet, and pregnancy, but also from external factors like humidity, temperature changes, hot weather, and the gravity itself which attracts the fluids in our body downwards.
Swollen legs are quite painful and uncomfortable. To reduce the swelling, lie down and raise your legs up to a height of about 30 cm.
This is a quick, mild, and temporary solution to this problem, but in this post, you will read about a natural way how to completely eliminate the excess fluids from the body, and thus reduce the swelling in the legs.
The solution to swollen legs is parsley tea. This natural diuretic provides many benefits on the overall health and well-being. In 2002, the Journal of Ethnopharmacology published a study which confirms its diuretic properties, thanks to its capacity to inhibit the potassium and sodium ion pumps, and to stimulate osmosis and the flow of urine.
Unlike other diuretics which cause decreased levels of potassium, parsley is loaded with this mineral. Instead, it improves the overall organism performance. This means that you can raise the recommended daily amount of parsley without experiencing any side-effects.
“Diuretic and hypotensive activity of aqueous extract of parsley seeds” is a 2009 Brazilian study which has also confirmed the potential of parsley to boost the urine flow and regulate the blood pressure at the same time.
Dr. John R. Christopher is one of the most experienced U.S. herbalists, and he says that the recommended daily amount of raw parsley, or parsley tea to treat edema, is 64 oz. (2 quarts). For full potential of the herb’s properties, use the whole raw and organic herb, together with the roots, leaves which possess incredible healing powers.
How to Prepare Parsley Tea
In 500 ml of boiled water, add five tablespoons of freshly and finely chopped parsley leaves and roots. Boil for another five minutes. Then, let the tea cool for about 20 minutes, and strain.
How to Use
Consume the tea 3 times a day, and the swellings of your legs should disappear in a few days.