Swelling in the legs and hands can be caused by several factors, including edema (fluid retention in the body), sitting in one position for a long time, poor air circulation, and medicines. You should be wary if you are experiencing chronic swelling because it is a sign of some serious problems, such as heart disease, kidney disease, and liver disease. If you experience occasional swelling, you can consume some herbs that can overcome the excess fluid in the body. One of the recommended herbs with parsley.

A study found that parsley is very useful to treat various diseases, such as indigestion, urinary tract infections, menstrual pain, asthma, skin allergies, hypertension, brittle bones, and bronchitis. Parsley was recommended by Hippocrates. Parsley is derived from two Greek words: Petros and selenium. Petros means stone, whereas selenium means celery. Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates advised everyone to consume parsley as a magic tonic in order to overcome kidney stones, rheumatism, and toxins. And “The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook,” parsley serves as a natural diuretic that encourages the issuing of excess fluid (edema).

Recipe of Parsley Tea
Based on the opinion of an American herbalist, Dr. John R. Christopher, consuming two liters of parsley per day is highly recommended. In fact, you are advised to drink a cup of parsley every hour. Make sure you use the “green leaves,” along with the roots and seeds, if possible.

The procedure:

  • Cut the leaves and roots up into small pieces and store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator, leave for a week.
  • Enter ¼ cup of parsley to an infusion basket. Leave the mixture to 10 minutes.
  • You can add honey, lemon or ginger if you want to add flavor ingredient.

Drink tea only when warm.
You can also combine this procedure with a technique that is putting your feet on a pillow when lying down.