Parsley boiled water

I just received an email from somebody that said in short: to clean your kidneys drink a glass of water boiled with parsley daily. Have you heard of such and is it a hoax?

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Hello,
Yes,My husband told me that once, he's old school! but I never tried it ,don't think it would hurt any,but we need to be cautious,maybe I should look into it,you never know.
take care
wedad

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I googled boiled parsley, and yes there is a remedy for the kidneys, and more information,and healing processes. Check it out and let me know what you think, Iam willing to give it a try!

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Will do! I think I'm goin gto try it. Doesn't hurt.... :)

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hello Dear,
My son takes 2 glasses of parsley tea every day. Parsley has a diuretic effect, Therefore, it helps control high blood pressure. It wont hurt to try, plus it does not interfere with any medications you are taking. Good Luck

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Hi,
Parsley contains lots of vitamins and is generally good for you. The following info I found is about Parsley tea and kidneys. (It also says too much can cause kidney stones so moderate use only.)

The health benefits of parsley include its use in the control of high blood pressure and parsley tea is recommended for this purpose. Scientific evaluations of the dietary effects of parsley seem to support this recommendation.

Several different underlying problems have been associated with hypertension or high blood pressure. One, the kidneys lose their ability to excrete sodium (salt) efficiently, disturbing the natural balance of water and salt in the body.

Two, people who have high blood pressure are usually "salt-sensitive"; salt tends to increase fluid retention in their bodies.

And three, the body's natural systems designed to control blood pressure in the short term is overactive in people with chronic hypertension.

This leads to constriction of the blood vessels and increases retention of water and salt. Some of the prescription medications for the treatment of high blood pressure are designed to improve the body's ability to rid itself of excess fluids and salt. They are called "diuretics".

Scientific evaluations of the dietary effects of parsley have shown that it enhances the kidney's ability to excrete sodium and water, thus it acts as a natural diuretic. It also improves the function of potassium in the body. Potassium counteracts the negative effects of salt.

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