WELLNESS & FITNESS

Simple Homemade Recipe That May Help In A Battle With Swollen Legs

Date July 4, 2019

Not only does parsley contain Vitamins A, B, C, and K, it also has minerals and potassium. That tiny herb has a lot of nutrients embedded in it.

It boosts the immune system and helps to fight against many diseases and allergies.

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Another wonder of the plant is that it also contains Eugenol, which helps in the reduction of pain and swelling. That's right! Parsley is anti-inflammatory and it reduces the amount of excess water in a swollen leg. 

How to make parsley tea

As it helps to reduce swelling, we are pleased to share this tea recipe with you.

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Parsley is a potent natural diuretic that helps the body get rid of excess fluid and salt. Also, parsley has a high level of potassium, which makes it better than other chemical diuretics.

Other diuretics flush out potassium from the body while removing excess fluids and salt, and this often leads to side effects.

If you are pregnant, it is advisable not to use this recipe. Also, parsley tea must be consumed carefully by people who are taking blood thinners, as it contains a high concentration of vitamin K.

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  • Boil a pot of water
  • Chop off some fresh parsley
  • Pour the boiling water into a cup
  • Add a quarter of the chopped parsley leaves into the cup of hot water
  • Allow it to soak for at least 5 minutes
  • After that, strain the water and drink.

Simple, isn't it? You can decide to add a little honey if you wish.  

Are you considering having a parsley garden? This is what you need to do

It is advisable to plant parsley during the spring.

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All you need is an area that’s not too sunny in your garden. Use fertile organic soil coupled with regular watering. Remember to weed your garden occasionally.

You may need to sow your seeds and let them develop for at least six weeks indoors before transferring the seedlings to a pot. This is because it takes a while before parsley seeds begin to germinate.

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We hope you find this really useful. Maybe you can help someone with a swollen leg as well. Remember to visit a doctor if the swelling persists after some time.

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