How to get rid of water retention fast
By Jose Fuentes/Blogger/CN
Parsley has become popular for being one of the best plants for detoxing our bodies. Its garnish looks, make forgot that this beautiful plant can also be used in many other ways. Eating an abundance of parsley has always been equated to health and this herb is believed to protect from various diseases.
Not long ago, parsley tea was frequently used to treat different maladies. It is now being revived as a powerful herbal remedy. One of the conditions parsley can help with is leg edema or swollen legs.
What Is Edema
The term edema refers to the retention of fluids in the body. Sometimes, it can be normal to have a bit of swelling in your legs, for example, after a day spent standing or sitting, or during pregnancy.
However, leg and ankle swelling, also known as peripheral edema, can also signal that there is an underlying issue that might need some attention and treatment. Kidney disease, heart failure, liver disease and certain medications can all result in fluid retention.
Parsley Tea and Leg Swelling
Parsley is a known natural diuretic. It helps the body get rid of excess water and salts by improving kidney function and taking more water from the blood. Many studies done have shown parsley seed extract to drink produced significantly more urine over a period of 24 hours compared to when people were drinking only water.
Parsley is rich in potassium. A lot of the chemically produced diuretic drugs lower potassium levels in the body, which is their negative side effect. If you use the simple parsley, you avoid this adverse effect as body’s potassium supply is not depleted.
Parsley is rich in vitamins A and C and is a good source of folic acid.
Try this recipe for parsley When making your tea, use the fresh light-green leaves, along with roots and seeds (if you can get them).
- Chop the leaves and roots
- Place approximately ¼ cup of parsley into an infusion basket.
- Pour over a cup of boiled water or submerge into a tea pot.
- Let it steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove the basket or strain the tea.
You can use honey and lemon to enhance the tea’s flavor.
Also, don’t forget to combine tea consumption with other techniques for swelling reduction, such as leg elevation.
To your health!