Not many herbs are as healthy and full of goodness as parsley.
A lot of us grow parsley in our gardens or even just on the windowsills. We use it for cooking to add flavour to many dishes, but what we often do not remember is that parsley also has fantastic medicinal properties, which are very effective for many ailments. Parsley is also known as Petroselinum Crispus, its name coming from the Greek word, which means “rock celery”.
It has long been known as a beneficial herb for the kidneys and fresh parsley or parsley tea are used to detox the body.
Those wishing to be proactive and prevent the kidney diseases and cleanse your body, read on!
Our kidneys are there to purify our blood and remove excess waste from our bodies. Therefore, if they are not functioning properly and too much protein or toxic materials build up, our blood becomes clogged. All of the toxins make us sick, which often manifests in colic, kidney stones, and many other health problems and diseases. That’s why cleansing your kidneys should be a habit and not something that we just do as and when! There are different ways to detox your body and clean your kidneys, but the natural ones are always the safest ones. In this article, we are going to explore parsley detoxification (as you may have guessed).
Parsley is effective for all kidney and urinary conditions except severe kidney inflammation. Parsley helps to prevent the salt from being reabsorbed into our body tissues, so it literally forces debris out of the bladder, kidneys, and liver.
It helps improve edema and general water retention, fatigue, and scanty or painful urination. Parsley is a fantastic antioxidant, which helps to regenerate your cells and facilitates kidney function. It’s incredibly rich in minerals that help kidneys, removing toxins and fats from these organs.
Parsley contains beta-carotene, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, B, and C which are incredible for fighting infections, tumors, and strengthening your immune system. Parsley is also an amazing diuretic, helping your body to naturally eliminate the fluids. Besides, parsley reduces blood pressure. Impressive, isn’t it?
Parsley juice, like most of green superfood drinks, is sometimes considered too powerful to use on its own. Some health specialists advise to have parsley juice mixed with other fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon, celery, carrots, cucumbers and lemons, all of which are great antioxidants. Juicing the parsley is the most beneficial option, however, if you have never cleansed your kidneys or if you are unsure of how your body will react. You can start with parsley tea and move on to parsley juice when/if you feel comfortable.
Here is a tip on how to cleanse your kidneys using one of the most common herbs by making your own tea. Which also tastes and smells great!
To make parsley tea you will need nothing but a bunch of parsley and a pot!
Wash your parsley and cut it into pieces. Place the parsley into a pan of water and boil for approximately 10 minutes. Let the infusion cool down and filter the parsley out. You can add a bit of lemon juice (which is another brilliant cleanser as previously mentioned) and some honey to make your tea taste great. Drink a glass every day – you can enjoy it either chilled or warm, whichever takes your fancy!
In spite of its numerous health benefits, parsley should not be used in extremely large amounts by pregnant women and those taking blood thinning medication. Please consult your doctor before using parsley if you have severe health conditions.
By Anastasia T.