It is quite likely that among the different aromatic herbs that you have at the moment in your kitchen pantry, especially if you tend to cook every day at home, one of them is the parsley . And it is that it is, almost without a doubt, in one of the most popular, popular and used plants in the kitchen. It can be used fresh, for example in bouquets to decorate dishes or chopped to sprinkle on certain dishes, or dry to use as a flavoring of recipes in the oven.
In fact, its slightly spicy flavor and its beautiful green color make it an aromatic herb that is difficult to miss in many houses, especially if we consider that it is perfect for stews, broths and soups, in mayonnaises or vinaigrettes, in recipes with egg or simply on vegetables or meats. It is also common to mix it with bread crumbs or add it to butter.
But do you know their medicinal benefits more featured? Unlike other herbs with much more known medicinal qualities, the truth is that parsley has become more part of the kitchen as an aromatic herb, its medicinal use not being as curative or preventive. Only the most natural medicine uses it, and in the past it was customary for our grandmothers to use it for certain disorders and health conditions.
For example, it is an excellent natural digestive useful to help us to do better digestion, being ideal in case of slow digestions or to relieve intestinal spasms. In this sense it also helps regulate intestinal transit, thanks to its fiber content. It is also useful to strengthen the immune system in a completely natural way, being very rich in vitamin C.
But this time we want to look at the benefits of parsley for kidneys , fundamental organs in the process of detoxification of our body, especially because they are the main responsible for filtering urine.
The benefits of parsley for the kidneys
The kidneys are two bean-shaped or bean-shaped organs that we find in the back of the abdominal cavity, just above the waist. They become one of the main filters of our blood , because they are responsible for eliminating what our body does not need through urine and retain only what the body could take advantage of.
But the functions of the kidneys They do not end here, since they also regulate blood pressure, stimulate the production of red blood cells in our blood and participate in the regulation of hydrosaline balance. On each kidney we find, in turn, the adrenal gland, which exerts the most important function of regulating the response of our organism to stress.
Parsley is a medicinal herb with many benefits for the kidneys , since it helps to strengthen them in a completely natural way, stimulating adequately the different renal functions. It is useful in the prevention of kidney stones . However, despite being useful in preventing kidney stones when they are already present, their consumption is not recommended.
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It is an excellent natural depurative of the kidneys , which means that consuming parsley regularly helps the kidneys perform their functions better, both in purification and detoxification.
In case of arterial hypertension It also becomes a suitable medicinal plant, since it is interesting to reduce and regulate high blood pressure levels.
How to make the parsley infusion
Preparing the infusion of parsley at home is extremely simple, easy and fast. You only need the ingredients that we indicate and follow the next steps.
- Ingredients you need: 1 teaspoon of parsley (can be fresh or dried), 1 cup of water .
- Preparation of the parsley infusion: Put the water in a saucepan and heat until it reaches the boiling point. Before it starts to boil, remove the saucepan from the heat, add the parsley and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally strain and serve in a cup or glass.
- When to take the infusion of parsley : You can take this infusion 3 times a day, one of them on an empty stomach and the next after the two main meals (that is, lunch and dinner).
- Contraindications : for its content in oxalic acid the consumption of parsley is not recommended in case of kidney stones (stones in the kidney) or if you have the tendency to produce them.
Remember that it is essential to follow an adequate diet to care for and protect the kidneys, drinking the amount of fluids advised every day and avoiding toxic substances, as for example is the case of alcohol or sugary drinks.