Swelling can cause great discomfort and become very unpleasant. Any person who has issues with this condition knows how uncomfortable they can be and not to mention painful thus impeding daily activities.
There are many reasons for the appearance of swelling on your legs like poor blood circulation, weight gain, pregnancy, unhealthy eating regime and menstrual cycle. In addition to this, swollen legs can be often caused by humidity, hot weather, and temperature changes.
There is also the gravity which naturally attracts the fluids down to the legs thus causing swellings. So, if you suffer from this issue, we advise you to lie down and then raise your legs up to 30 cm height so that the swelling gets decreased.
Aside this solution, there is also another natural solution based on the consumption of parsley tea which can remove the excess fluids from your body and in that way reduce the swelling.
This tea is a natural diuretic that has the ability to inhibit the sodium and potassium ion pumps, and to simulate the urine flow and osmosis in the process.
This leafy plant is rich in potassium, but it does not show any side-effects such as reduced potassium levels, like in the case of other diuretics. Thanks to its property parsley boosts the overall body functions and well-being.
Therefore, a person who opts for the use of parsley can freely increase the recommended daily amount of parsley without any adverse effects.
Many conducted studies have confirmed the health benefits of parsley. Namely, a carried out study released in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2002, stated that “parsley has the role of a natural diuretic.”
Due to the beneficial properties of parsley it has been revealed that it can regulate blood pressure and at the same time boost the urine flow according to a Brazilian 2009 study, titled as “Diuretic and hypotensive activity of aqueous extract of parsley seeds”.
The renowned American herbalist Dr. John R. Christopher maintains that a person should drink two quarts (64oz.) of raw parsley or parsley tea every day in order to efficiently treat edema.
For best outcomes, make sure to take in the entire parsley, organic and raw, along with its roots, seeds, and leaves.
Recipe for Parsley Tea
First you need to boil 500ml of water. After that, nicely chop the fresh parsley roots and leaves. Mix them and then include 5 tablespoons of this mixture in the pot of boiling water and boil for additional 5 minutes. Remove the pot form heat and let it cool off for 20 minutes and after that strain the solution.
In order to swiftly reduce the swellings drink this parsley tea three times a day. In this way you will efficiently treat your swelling and your legs will restore their normal shape.