Fresh Parsley Tea for Elimination of Water Retention

The humble parsley is a scientifically proven diuretic apart from its traditional authority in folk medicine. Parsley is high on antioxidants, calcium, iron, and B complex vitamins. It inhibits the re-absorption of sodium and potassium which causes more water to flow through osmosis. This increases the volume of urine. Due to its excellent diuretic properties, parsley has been used to treat kidney stones, urinary tract infection and edema or the swelling due to water retention.

1st way of using parsley for water retention: Fresh Parsley Tea

Get this:
Fresh parsley leaves- a large handful of them
Boiled water- 1 liter

Do this:
  1. Add fresh parsley to boiled water.
  2. Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Strain and have a cup of this tea.
  4. Have the remaining tea through out the day. You can have 4-5 cups of parsley tea in a day and even a cup of it every couple of hours.
  5. 2nd way of using parsley for water retention: Dried Parsley Tea

Get this:
• Dried parsley- 2 tsp (or 1 teabag)
• Boiling water- 1 cup

Do this:
• Pour boiling water over dried parsley or teabag.
• Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
• Strain and have it.
• Drink 4-5 cups of parsley tea everyday.

3rd way of using parsley for water retention: Ayurvedic Paste
This is an Ayurvedic remedy for water retention where a paste of parsley leaves is applied on the swollen body parts. If you have localized water retention and your joints, ankles, wrists, hands, or legs etc. have bloated, you may use this remedy.

Get this:
Parsley leaves- enough to make paste for your swollen body part

Do this:
  1. Crush the parsley leaves to get a paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your bloated body parts.
  3. Leave for about half an hour.
  4. Wash off with water.
  5. Do this twice a day.


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