Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Natural Remedy for Edema or Swollen Ankles

A patient recently passed along a great tip for swollen ankles and I thought I'd share it here. It's simple and easy to do (and I've heard it makes your house smell wonderful).

What you need:
1/2 gallon of water
2 bunches of parsley

Bring 1/2 gallon of water to a boil and add 2 bunches of parsley.
Let simmer for 2 hours.
Strain the parsley and drink water as needed.

**Drink 16oz to start and then a glass every two hours till the batch is gone. Be careful not to drink too close to bed time or you might be releasing that extra fluid into the wee hours. :)

Let us know how it works for you!

Sarah Zender LAc

Whole Health Acupuncture 50 Turner Ave Elk Grove Village IL 847.357.3929

1 comment:

  1. It should be known that if pregnant, particularly in the first trimester, this remedy may cause miscarriage, especially in high doses. Another remedy for easing edema is to drink a tea of boiled potato skins, several times per day. It sounds disgusting, but it has been passed on for generations from the UK. Cheers!