I’ve never been plagued with kidney stones so I can’t tell you that I have rid myself of them by using parsley; however, the natural world seems to be all abuzz with the wonders of the effects of parsley* on the kidneys and kidney stones.
As for me, I drink the following as a cleanse, but as always, please do your own research on the subject to see if you believe the following will work for you. What I relate here is what has personally worked for me to rid myself of extra fluid that can often plague the feet and legs…and yes, it sounds crazy to me too.
Just for the record, when I realized I had a fluid problem, I saw three different doctors at three different times, hoping that one of them would search for the problem and tell me what to do about it.
Unfortunately, all simply looked at me, asked if I wanted a fluid pill, and gave me not one idea as to what might be causing the problem, seeming to accept the malady as something that has to come with age. Now, I don’t know about you, but I refuse to walk around with fat ankles if there is any way in the world that I can prevent it! And…I’d like to prevent it without those darned pills.
Plus, if there is swelling, it only makes sense that something isn’t working, right?
Here’s what happened in a nutshell: I began to have a strange, painful swelling in my legs and feet, which is simply not normal for me. After a round of high powered antibiotics when it was discovered that I had the HP bacteria, the swelling went away completely for 9 months.
Then, it slowly started to come back. As crazy as it sounds, the following seems to have taken care of my problem…at least for now.
All you need is parsley and water. I use about 3 quarts of water to a normal grocery store bunch of parsley. Today, I used 4 quarts because I had so much parsley.
Take one large bunch of parsley and wash well. If you can’t get organic parsley, I would take the time to soak it for just a few minutes in our veggie wash. Rinse and pat dry.
Break parsley into pieces (I do very large pieces, but you might prefer small), put in a large pan, and cover with 3 quarts of water. Let it reach the boiling point for 3-4 minutes and then reduce heat to whatever will keep your water just under the boiling point for about 10 more minutes.
Remove from burner and allow to cool.
Strain out parsley (I often leave mine in for a day or two in case it is still leaking good stuff!) and pour water into a pitcher or jar and refrigerate.
Drink one or two cups (I drink 1 morning and 1 evening.) a day until all is gone. I usually pour into my favorite glass so that I feel better about drinking it. I’ve never added lemon juice (real) to the water, but I would think you could do that if you hate the taste. I’m so used to the taste that I seldom notice it anymore.
There may come a time when I can drink less or less often, but at the moment I drink two glasses per day, every day.
*If you are expecting do NOT drink parsley juice until you have asked your doctor about it! I certainly cannot give you medical advice, but everything I read tells me that this juice is not for pregnant women.