The term “edem” relates to fluid retention in the body. Sometimes it can be normal for body parts to be slightly swollen, such as in the legs if you work all day while you are standing.
Sometimes the best medicine is standing right in front of us, in the kitchen or in the pantry. It is more natural and more effective against the disease or symptoms than the expensive pharmaceutical compositions. Parsley is a plant that can be used in different ways, and among other things, it can help when it comes to swelling of the joints and legs.
But, swelling of the legs and joints, known as peripheral edema, may signal the problem with the kidneys, heart failure, liver disease or certain medications that can cause fluid retention.
Parsley is known natural diuretic, and helps the body to get rid of excess water and salt.
A study published in 2015 in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, brings strong evidence which shows that parsley is a powerful diuretic that is rich in potassium. Many chemical medications are reducing the levels of potassium in the body, which is their negative side effects. Parsley is a powerful antioxidant. It is rich in vitamins C and A and is a good source of folic acid, which is one of the best nutrients that fights against cancer.
Recipe against edema (swollen legs):
Famous Dr. John R. Christopher suggests that you need to drink least two liters of this tea of parsley per day. The dose may be increased to a cup of tea per hour. When you are making the tea, it is necessary to use fresh bright green leaves, along with roots and seeds. First you need to tear off the leaves and roots. Fill ¼ cup with parsley. Pour a cup of boiling water and let it stay for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea. For better flavor, you can use honey and lemon. We hope that with this drink you will solve the problem with swollen legs.