Swelling in your legs (feet, hands and ankles) can be really painful and frustrating.
Swelling or also known as retention of fluids in the body or edema can be caused by:
- Side effects of some meds
- Poor blood circulation
- Excessive consumption of foods high in salt, such as processed foods
- Sedentary lifestyle
Swelling can be quite normal if you sit or stand for a longer period of time, for ex: during pregnancy.
But chronic swelling of your legs and ankles is very serious issue. This problem can be a symptom of more serious issues such as heart failure, liver and kidney diseases and if this condition persists, you should definitely visit your doctor.
However, there are herbal remedies that will eliminate the excess fluids and reduce the swelling for people who have occasional swelling issues.
There are 2 kinds of parsley: Italian parley (flat leaves) and curly parsley.
This powerful herb is used as a garnish in every restaurant, but most of the people do not consume it, they pick it off the dish.
Many studies have shown that parsley protects from many different diseases such as bronchitis, improve your bone health, lowers your blood pressure, menstrual pain, asthma, urinary infections, allergies and digestive disorders.
POWERFUL NATURAL DIURETIC
This herb takes more water from the blood, improves the kidney function and removes the excess water from the body.
Parsley increases the flow if urine and influences the process of osomosis by inhibiting the potassium and sodium ion pumps.
This miracle herb significantly lowers the side effects of pharmaceutical diuretics, increases urinary flow and reduces blood pressure.
PARSLEY TEA FOR EDEMA
The most eminent herbalist and author, Dr. John Christopher suggest that the consumption of at least 2 quarts of parley tea a day will reborn your body!
Use fresh light green leaves with seeds and roots (if you can get them) when you prepare the tea.
- Chop the root and leaves
- Put a quarter cup of parley into your infusion basket
- Pour it with a cup of boiled water
- Let it stay for 6-7 min
- Strain the mixture
- You can add ginger, lemon and honey for flavor (optional)
You can also rise your heads above your heart by putting the legs on a pillows in order to reduce the swelling.
Pump the fluids from the legs back to the heart by exercising the legs!