Parsley is of the finest herbs available from our local markets. Most herbs are small, and so simple but the medicinal values they are possessing are incomparable with others. Parsley is one such a herb. The leaf, seed and the root of parsley are used for medicinal purposes. The delicious and vibrant taste and wonderful healing properties of parsley are often ignored and it is only used as a garnishing ingredient. This superb medicine is found in your local supermarket round the year. It is a great supplier of Vitamin K.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common infection that occurs frequently in women. This happens when a bacteria enters the urethra and begins to spread. If left untreated, the bacteria will travel to surrounding organs of the urinary tract and cause more harm in the body. For easy remedy, the use of natural home ingredients as treatment is mainly used. Parsley has many health benefits including the prime treatment for UTI.
Parsley contains vitamin C more than any vegetables or fruits. It also contains flavonoids that acts as anti-oxidants in the body. In a urinary tract infection, parsley is used to alleviate the infection as it has certain anti-fungal properties. Fresh parsley also has Apiol which is an essential oil that acts as a urinary tract antiseptic. Moreover, since parsley acts as a diuretic, it helps flush the bad bacteria causing the infection from the body’s bladder and urinary tract.
Parsley tea to cure UTI
Parsley can be used in your diet in various forms, but to cure UTI. The boiled parsley leaves in tea is the best. The parsley tea is a very good treatment for UTI. A person should drink 4 cups of this tea for at least 7 days to cure urinary tract infection. The UTI symptoms will significantly decrease in just 3 days, but one must continue drinking to complete the 7 days.
After the 7-day requirement, taking the parsley tea must be discontinued. Since it is considered a diuretic, continues intake will make the body lose too much water along with its minerals. In cases with pregnant women with UTI, parsley is mainly avoided because it is a uterine stimulant and may cause more harm than cure.
Preparation of Parsley tea
- Boil at least four cups of filtered water.
- Remove water from the heat.
- Mince at least four teaspoonfuls of fresh parsley (including stems and roots if available).
- Soak minced parsley for 20 minutes then strain.
- Drink four cups of the concoction in one day for 7 days — it can be taken hot or cold. It may be reheated, but must not be boiled.