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Posted on: November 8, 2016 at 10:28 am
Last updated: September 26, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Swollen legs can be an uncomfortable and sometimes even painful occurrence. It can come from things like poor blood circulation, weight gain, menstrual cycle, unhealthy diet, and pregnancy. But other external factors could be something as simple as humidity, temperature changes, hot weather and gravity taking fluids downwards.

You can temporarily relieve the swelling by lying down and raising your legs up to about 30cm, but finding a permanent solution is the end goal. Parsley tea is the answer you’re looking for! Now, while parsley tea may help, it’s by no means the only thing you should do. Always try to find the root cause of the swelling and see a doctor if it persists.

Parsley Health Benefits

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Parsley is one of the best sources of vitamin K with incredibly high levels of it. Vitamin K promotes bone strength but has also been known to help with Alzheimer’s. It’s also high in vitamin A and C, fiber, iron and manganese.

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The flavonoid apigenin in parsley was found to inhibit breast cancer cells and is a fighter of cancer in general. To get the full potential of the vegetable, use the whole raw and organic herb with the roots and leaves attached.

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This can be done with the parsley tea as well. The tea is a natural diuretic that inhibits potassium and sodium ion pumps, stimulates osmosis and the flow of urine. Not only that, it also helps with colic, indigestion and intestinal gas. So there’s no reason not to try it!

How to Make Parsley Tea

The recommended daily amount of raw parsley or parsley tea to treat edema is 64oz (2 quarts), so make sure you’re getting enough for the full effect.

  1. Boil 500ml of water
  2. Add 5 tbsp. of fresh and finely chopped parsley leaves and roots
  3. Let the tea cool for 20 minutes and strain
  4. Drink 3 times per day and the swelling should be reduced within a few days

Parsley should be used as more than just a garnish. It has so many benefits that it’d be a waste to just have a single leaf on your food. Take control of your swollen legs and drink a hot cup of delicious tea in the process. Your body will thank you!

Sources:

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https://www.healthandlovepage.com/tea-cures-swollen-legs/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11849841

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/effect-of-parsley-petroselinum-crispum-intake-on-urinary-apigenin-excretion-blood-antioxidant-enzymes-and-biomarkers-for-oxidative-stress-in-human-subjects/7BE52CFEA3D028BF1FEFC820B3F6CC5F

http://foodfacts.mercola.com/parsley.html

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