Parsley Juice for Kidney Cleansing and Liver Detoxification


Juicing parsley Parsley juice is a potent and concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.

Some of the best known parsley juice health benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification and this page has detailed instructions for both a recipe for juicing parsley and a detox parsley smoothie for this purpose.

Importantly, despite it’s many health benefits, parsley juice should not be used in large amounts by pregnant women or those taking blood thinning medication.

There is also conflicting advice regarding using the juice of parsley for people suffering from kidney disease. Some medical resources caution against using too much parsley as it contains substances known as oxalates, sometimes suggested to be avoided by people with kidney problems.

On the other hand, parsley has a long history as a beneficial herb for the kidneys and both the fresh plant and dried parsley tea are often recommended for kidney infections or to help dissolve kidney stones. Here are some other natural remedies for kidney stones if you are suffering with this painful condition.

The page on parsley during pregnancy and other precautions has more information, but it would be best to consult a knowledgeable healthcare professional before using the larger amounts of the herb suggested in the parsley juice recipes below if you have been diagnosed with kidney disease.

Juicing Parsley with Other Detoxifying Vegetables and Fruits

Parsley juice, like most green superfood drinks, is generally considered too powerful to have on its own and is better mixed with other complementary fruits and vegetables. Some of the best of these for kidney cleansing and liver detoxification include:

Watermelon

Watermelon juice is great for flushing the kidneys and watermelon seeds are said to be especially beneficial for kidney stones. If this is something you’re concerned with, then look for a watermelon with the brown seeds rather than the seedless varieties.

Organic Celery

Celery juice strengthens the liver and kidneys and helps to eliminate toxins. Unfortunately conventionally grown celery often has a high pesticide load so organic is definitely preferable.

Beet

Beet or beetroot juice is an excellent cleanser and detoxifier, particularly for the liver. It is also said to purify the blood and help eliminate calcium oxalate stones.

Organic Carrot

Carrot juice is another powerful body cleanser and particularly good for the kidneys. Carrots can absorb pesticides and heavy metals from the ground they’re grown in so they really should be organic to make this recipe as healthy as possible.

Organic cucumber

Parsley Juice DetoxificationCucumber is a diuretic that can help flush uric acid out of the body and dissolve kidney stones. The skin is full of antioxidants but conventionally grown cucumbers have a significant pesticide load and are also usually coated with wax. If you can’t find organic cucumbers to juice you’d be better off peeling them.

Lemon

Lemon juice from a fresh lemon is an excellent cleanser and can help dissolve mineral deposits that lead to calcium oxalate stones. Lemon will also help delay oxidization of the other juices.

The two recipes below use different combinations of parsley and these ingredients for the juicer and the blender. Feel free to mix it up depending on what you have available. Or, for the ultimate parsley juice kidney cleanser and liver detox, first juice and then blend and combine all the ingredients together.

Parsley Juice with a Juicer

While you could use as standard centrifugal juicer, unless it’s a particularly good one you often won’t get much juice out of even a whole bunch of parsley. In the past I’ve tried squeezing the parsley heads into a ball between two loads of carrots, but in the end I realized a proper masticating juicer just makes more sense.

While they cost more initially, a masticating juicer is an essential item if you want to juice green superfoods like parsley, spinach or wheatgrass effectively. They also get far more out of regular fruit and veggies as well as keeping the heat and oxidation right down. This greatly improves both the quantity and quality of the juice they deliver.

If you are juicing greens like parsley regularly, both from a health and nutrition perspective and financially in the long run, it’s well worth looking for a good masticating juicer, like this highly reviewed Omega Nutrition Center I have in my home.

Parsley Juice Combination for Detoxification

Ingredients for 2

  • 2 large or 3 medium organic carrots.
  • 2 sticks of organic celery.
  • 1 medium beetroot.
  • 1 small or half a large organic cucumber with the peel (peel non-organic cucumbers).
  • The juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons (always discard citrus seeds).
  • 1 ounce of organic parsley (roughly half an average sized bunch) soaked in warm water and a dash of apple cider vinegar.

Juicing Method

Pour lemon juice into your collection container along with a couple of ice cubes. This will help lessen the degradation of the parsley juice.

Push all of the ingredients through the juicer, alternating between the harder carrots and beetroot with the softer cucumber and celery. Scrunch the parsley up into a ball and feed it through between the harder vegetables. Once again, you will get much more parsley juice out of a masticating juicer than a centrifugal one.

Stir to mix the juice and drink immediately. It’s best to sip this parsley detoxification juice down slowly over a couple of minutes, but unfortunately it won’t keep and should be enjoyed straight away.

Parsley Juice in a Blender

Parsley Kidney CleanseA well-designed blender can blend up parsley heads into a refreshing smoothie, where you’re getting all of the health benefits of parsley in an easily digestible form.

Cheap ones may struggle to chop it up, but a powerful blender, like this one I’ve been using for years, will turn parsley into an extremely healthy, dark green puree.

Cleansing Parsley Smoothie

While you could chop up watermelon and juice it, it’s so high in water content that it is especially suitable for blending. The same goes for cucumber.

There are also beneficial nutrients in the seeds of both watermelon and cucumber, so if you’re not afraid of a little texture, then keep the seeds in (the better the blender the smaller these will be chopped up).

Ingredients for 2

  • Half an ounce of organic parsley (less is needed than in juicing as the whole herb is used).
  • The juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons (minus the seeds).
  • 1 large organic cucumber, diced with the peel on and seeds kept (peel first if you can’t find organic).
  • As much watermelon with the seeds as you can fit into the blender.

Smoothie Method

Blend all these ingredients up until you can see the parsley leaves finely blended and the watermelon seeds chopped up into tiny pieces.

This smoothie is extremely refreshing and very good for cleaning the kidneys in particular. Remember though that watermelon really doesn’t keep once blended, so you’d want to drink this smoothie immediately for the richest supply of antioxidants and enzymes.

Parsley Juice Treatment Time

As previously mentioned, parsley juice is quite potent. Given this, it’s not recommended to make it up for too many consecutive days. You could however make up the above recipes for up to a week long juice cleanse and add parsley on every second day.

After the first week of treatment a week off is generally suggested. If you would like to continue with using parsley juice for liver detoxification and kidney cleansing you can either make it up for longer cleanses, or alternatively just make it up a couple of times a week whenever you feel your body could use the boost.

There’s several other nutritious juices and smoothie recipes for detoxification on Superfood Profiles, including this tropical fruits smoothie with papaya seeds to eliminate intestinal parasites.

I’d appreciate hearing any feedback on how you feel after making up either the parsley juice or smoothie. For a really potent combination you could first juice carrots, celery and beetroot and then add it to the blended watermelon, cucumber, lemon juice and parsley. That’s a bit of work, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more powerful and better tasting liver and kidney cleanser.

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Dominic Riako

A very informative piece. Good work!

    Jim Dillan

    Thanks Dominic.

      Wellyn

      Sir what is the most effective process how to do it the parsley as a cleansing method..is it we boil the parsley with water or fresh parsley only? Thank you.

        Jim Dillan

        Hi Wellyn,

        I know boiled parsley is often recommended but the volatile oils would be boiled off so I prefer eating or juicing it.

        All the best,

        Jim

Vianee

Should be really use the seeds of the water melon? I usually remove this when making water melon juice. Do let me know.

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Vianee. Yes, watermelon seeds are full of nutrients and quite healthy. I keep them in my blended smoothies as well.

      Shosho

      Hi
      We roast water melon sees and eat them as snacks after we shell them, just like sunflowers seeds. Is this healthy? We also eat pumpkin and honey dew seeds same way

        Jim Dillan

        Hi Shosho,

        I think it depends a lot on how high a temperature you roast the watermelon seeds and other kinds of seeds at. The higher the temperature the more chance of the healthy fats changing their structure and becoming less than healthy. You definitely don’t want them going too brown.

    Natalia

    My grandmother, Teodora Briones had a stroke for the third time which

    rendered her incapacitated, she cannot talk and cannot even wiggle her hands

    and feet. After she was discharged from Ti_Chin Hospital, China a friend

    introduced me to Dr Urdie the Herbal specialist who prepare a herbal medicine

    for me called Moringa herbal Condensed Powder Tea. Although we were quite

    skeptical about its effect, we let her try. After 1 week & 4 days of drinking the

    herbal tea, my grandmother was able to get up from her bed by herself and she

    could move her hands and feet as well as utter a few words. We were really

    amazed and as of today, she can move around. We are very thankful that such

    herbal tea is able to be of great help for people like us who can barely sustain our

    basic needs, much more for medication. Thanks so much Dr Urdie

Mike

I found this recipe after looking up the health benefits of parsley. Tastes great, thanks so much for sharing!

Brian

Just read a few days ago about some of the benefits of parsley for the kidneys. I am in my mid 50’s and have no known problems but since kidney problems seem to run in my family, I am going to try prevention now rather than treatment after the fact. I came up with my own “recipe” of 2 to 3 slices of pineapple with some of the juice, cinnamon and/or powdered cloves (small amount of each for taste) and about 1/2 cup of water to help the blender chop up the parsley. Now I am glad to find your website with even better suggestions for other beneficial ingredients.

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Brian,

    That sounds like a great recipe for kidney health. Perhaps you could combine it with the ingredients here. Taking care of your kidneys with healthy foods like this can help improve a lot of different areas of health and energy.

Joseph

Please give him parsley parsley and parsley … Is number one of kidney .. And urine cleansing … My fathe has the same problems … After eating the parsley .. He went to doctor … And he was surprised. For the result … All stones in the urine was destroyed. And his kidney function very well now thanks god for the gifts you gave us in the nature…

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Joseph,

    I have read a lot of positive reports like this on the effectiveness of parsley for kidney stones. Thank you.

Diane Gorham

Could you give the parsley cleanse to your pet .. such as a dog with heart disease??

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Diane,

    I can’t advise parsley for dogs or other animals as they have very different digestive systems. I have read that citrus fruit can be bad for dogs but I would suggest discussing this with a vet.

yael lew

Some people told me that drinking a concentrated parsley soup is supposed to help as well with kidney stones.What is your opinion?I have been doing the treatment this month
twice a week.

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Yael,

    While it would be advisable for those with kidney issues to consult a knowledgeable health care professional before having heavy doses, it is a traditional treatment for kidney stones.

rjay

hi there
does barsley helps my kidney problems? i hav a cyst on my kidney according to the ultrasound, is it safe to drink the juice of it? i need to kno bfore, trying it

rjay

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Rjay,

    It’s best to consult your doctor before drinking parsley juice if you already have kidney problems though it is a good preventative. It is also better mixed with other beneficial fresh juices as described in the article.

Evelyn Holcomb

How long should you drink the parsley and water detox. What amount of week or days. Thank you

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Evelyn,

    3 days would be a good initial treatment. If this is well tolerated a person could make it up for a week and then have a week off.

    Hope this helps.

Robinson Gomez

I used to be on the herbalife marvelous diet but after loosing 20 pounds, one day I didn’t feel good so I end up in a hospital once in there the doctor ordered a study of urine collection of 1 hole day. The results were that normally you eliminate 150 mcg of protein in the urine and I was eliminating 1300 mg, it was like everytime I go to the bathroom and expelled urine was like throwing dishwasher liquid cause of the amount of bubbles, the doctor said that the internal wall that separates urine from others nutrients was too thin and in the nearby future I was a candidate for dyalissis which is a process to clean and process the blood externally. What can I do?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Robinson,

    I think it’s important to find a health care professional you feel comfortable with who can help you fix what sounds like a serious health issue. Natural methods may well have a place in helping you to heal but you’d need to be seen and treated personally by a specialist I think.

    Best of luck getting this fixed.

Christen

What is the amount recommended to drink?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Christen,

    The juice recipe here will make a good sized glass, probably a glass and a half. It’s always better to drink parsley juice with other complementary juices like the ones in the article. It’s considered a bit to powerful to have just on it’s own. Half a regular sized bunch is the maximum I’d have in a juice and a quarter in a smoothie.

    Hope this helps.

Yvonne

I would like to know which is the best way to consume parsley. Boiling the parsley and drink the water or eating the parsley.
Thank You

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Yvonne,

    I personally wouldn’t boil the parsley as some of the nutritional elements would be changed or destroyed. Eating it is better. Juicing it or adding it to smoothies is even more powerful.

    Hope this helps.

mwil

I was reading where parsley can initiate menstruation. I don’t want to throw things out of whack, so is this something I should be concerned about if I boil the parsley and drink the water?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Misty,

    Parsley is a mild emmenagogue and it can be used to induce menstruation if it is late or delayed. Only a large amount, some resources suggest at least 4 cups a day, could possibly bring a period on early and even then only by a few days. For juicing, parsley is powerful and it’s best not to have too much at once and stick to the amounts suggested in the recipes.

Gayle

You have provided great information, thank you! How often / what is the duration of the ‘cleanse’? I glass a day for 3 days?

Thanks!
Gayle

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Gayle,

    Up to a week would be beneficial, but only adding parsley to either recipe every second day. It’s then suggested to take a week off before making it up again if you want to.

    Hope this helps.

chill

I have a problem with my kidney for it has a stone obstructed on my left ureter… i once had flushed out a stone and had it examined and it turned out to contain oxalates… should eating or juicing parsley be beneficial in my case?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi there. I have to advise checking with your physician in this case. The ingredients in this recipe are all chosen for their beneficial effect on the kidneys, including minimizing kidney stones. Parsley juice is potent though and should always be mixed with larger amounts of other beneficial juices like carrot and cucumber. Smaller amounts of parsley in meals are digested more slowly and would rarely cause problems.

    Hope this helps.

Bigdaddysgirl

Good day to you.

I have blended the parsley into my vegetable juice twice. Both times my feet have swollen. What do you think this reaction is caused from? And do you believe I should continue blending with the parsley until this reaction passes? Or stop immediately and consult with my physician?

This swelling of my feet had been going on periodically for the last couple of years…..triggered by alcohol, late nights, and high heels. I had blood and urine tests done at my physicals in 2012 and 2013. My doctor never alerted me to any signs of kidney problems. Although, I do find it very telling that this swelling is now triggered with the consumption of the parsley.

“Things that make you go hhmmmm”

Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Jim Dillan

    Hi there and thanks for your question. Parsley is considered a gentle diuretic for reducing fluid retention. It’s actually often suggested to relieve swollen ankles. If you are having this kind of reaction though it would probably be best to stop using it for a week.

    If you wanted to continue using it again after that you should start at a much lower dose than you currently use, perhaps a quarter as an example. Then see if you can slowly build up over the coming weeks. I’d still suggest keeping the amounts on the smaller side long term. If the problem with swollen ankles is persistent it would be best to visit a healthcare professional.

    Hope this helps.

Maciek

Very informative website. Thank you. I’ll certainly try some of you recipes (the one for parsley and watermelon smoothie in particular). Best regards, from London (Europe).

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Maciek and thanks for your comments. The watermelon and parsley smoothie is particularly cleansing and great for summer.

Surend

I have a Fatty Liver and would like to detox as well using Parsley Juice as recommended in this site. Is it advisable.

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Surend,

    Parsley is often recommended for liver problems, including fatty liver, but I would start off at a low dose and consult your health care practitioner first.

claire

Jim, great website, lots of helpful information, thank you!

can you tell me if there is any difference between flat leaf and curly leaf parsley?

Many thanks

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Claire and thanks for your question. I looked into this when I was researching these parsley articles originally and nutritionally there doesn’t seem to be any real difference between flat leaf and curly parsley. Chefs seem to prefer flat leaf parsley, but for juicing I think either is fine.

    Hope this helps.

Maira

Yes! Finaly someone writes about juice fast.

Valerie

Hi Jim,

Wow, that’s all I can say about your extremely informative and healthy advice. I would like to ask u for a recommendation, my husband has been trying parsley toner (homemade of course) for his face for almost a week now. His skin is brown and his face gets oily around the t-zone his main concern is he has uneven skin tone and was told to give the parsley toner a try. Even if he scrubs his face and uses any types of products, when he finishes cleansing his face when he rubs and rubs his face with any toner (not parsley though), the cotton pad/facial towel still ends up looking like he didn’t clean his face but his face looks matte. Is this called hyper pigmentation? Do you have any suggestions on anything other than parsley toner he could use on his face? Does this have to do with the inside of the body? If so what suggestions could u give? He’s been to various dermatologists, all prescribing some pills etc. but as u know they can only be used for a certain amount of time which works but after usage being discontinued for a while it all starts up again. And those chemicals inside the pills, well, that’s another thing! So he believes in natural ways are so much healthier and better in the long run! If u would give him your opinion on some natural remedies it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

ceng

I’m just concerned if it is safe if a person with kidney disease drinks a glass of parsly juice? He is 62 y/o, male, was admitted last month because of edema.. the creatinine level upon admission was 6.0 and a day after it was 5.8.. 1 month later creatinine was checked and it was 4.7. he’s taking allopurinol 3x a day, amlidipine once a day, clopidogrel, once a day, sodium bicarb 3x a day and keto analogues 3x a day as well. doc can you pls give me an advice? I hope you can help me
. thanks..

    Jim Dillan

    Hi there. I’d consider regularly drinking a small amount of parsley juice diluted in other vegetable juices like carrot, beet and celery to be a good preventative against kidney disease. Unfortunately I can’t advise for someone currently being treated for kidney disease, especially in case it may affect medications. It would be best to consult his physician on using vegetable juices. Perhaps start by suggesting carrot juice, which is generally recognized as highly beneficial, and if this is well tolerated and helping you could ask about a small amount of parsley juice as well.

    I hope his treatment goes well and he gets better soon.

faith

hi i had boiled parsley and drank it after it cooled. my first urination after that i noticed perfect bubbles in cool paterns looked somthing like pollywog eggs lol. i wish i had a micro scope was that salt from my kidneys?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Faith,

    That’s possible. Parsley is a known kidney cleanser and often recommended for this purpose.

Shari

Hi, I have started to drink the the juice (above), delicious (6 days so far). I have a kidney infection so I’m on antibiotics. The pain in my kidney stopped very quickly. However, after day three my period began, I only finished my last one a week ago. I stopped the parsley in the juice but the period is still present along with headaches. I read celery can also bring on menstruation so I am now going to stop the celery. Any advice? Thanks.

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Shari,

    I’m glad the parsley juice helped with your kidney pain but it is considered a mild emmenagogue so 6 days of the juice may have been responsible for this http://superfoodprofiles.com/parsley-pregnancy-precautions I think a break from it is a good idea but if you’d like to continue with it then I’d reduce the dosage by half and have it every second day.

    Parsley is generally considered safe as an emmenagogue http://www.md-health.com/How-To-Induce-Your-Period.html but could you let me know how much you were using and I’ll add an extra note on this page as well as the one on the parsley precautions article about this issue.

    Thank you.

Stacy

Hello, I am 34 weeks pregnant and I have been retaining every ounce of water for the past 4 months. I have had to wear full leg compression stockings almost the entire time of my pregnancy because my legs, knees and ankles are so swollen and it has been very painful.

A friend recommended boiling parsely and drinking 48 ounces a day/8 days straight. Do you recommend this? Do you think this could cause you to go into labor quicker then you should for any reason?

I appreciate any help.

Thank you.

paula

Hello, everyone. I cut up one bunch of parsley with herb shears and boil it all in about
one gallon of water. I then throw in 3 milk thistle tea bags and 3 cilantro tea bags and let
the whole thing set for awhile then strain it. I drink a 12oz glass of this on an empty stomach
in the morning. Milk thistle has also been proven to be a great healer of the kidneys and liver.
I would recommend the Jan. 2014 edition of Life Extension magazine, page 78 , “Novel Method
Boosts Milk Thistle Liver Concentration 10-Fold.” This is accomplished by a newly-discovered
compound, phosphatidylcholine, which increases the absorbtion of milk thistle through cell
membranes.

Lily

Hi,
I’ve read somewhere else that parsley contains oxalates and therefore should be avoided by people with a tendency to form kidney stones. But many other articles recommend parsley tea to get rid of kidney stones. Could you please explain this. Thank you.

Lori

I can not believe I stumbled onto this site. I am definitly going to try. Kidney issues run in my family as well and I have always tried to eat and drink the right things. Thanks Jim

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Lori and thanks for your comments.

    A recipe like this should certainly help with kidney cleansing. Maybe you can share it with family members if you think it might help them too.

    All the best

Anna

Hi.

I bought big bunch of lovely, aromatic parsley. While a piece of that is for cooking, I’d like to use the rest for a skin cleansing tea (one more use of parsley…). I’m wondering what is the best to do now: chop it up and freeze or dry? What is more of concern – is making tea from it sensible? I want to save all goodness in it, so adding hot water would be rather not good idea…confused! Will be happy for any help. Cheers!

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Anna,

    Drying may be better as parsley has never frozen well for me. Fresh is obviously best and a parsley plant makes an easy going pot plant so it’s always available.

    Hope this helps.

Patty

My husband and I started drinking parsley water. Boiling for ten minutes straining and keeping it in the refrig! We both love it and really I could drink it instead of anything else. Is it unhealthy to drink more then one glass a day??

paschal

i have blood in my urine and when i went for ultra scan 2 years ago they said my kidney is small size shorting 2 inches etch for some weeks now i am experiencing pin on my vein and stomach pain etc can i still use this parsley help the kidney do go back in the normal size the hospital i wend said they cant give me any medication only watching the kidney function i have read a lot about medication people are taken for such problem but i dont really know what Malaysian Doctors are up to
please advice me on what to do

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Paschal,

    This juice can be good for helping to prevent kidney problems but if you are already having treatment for kidney disease it may not be appropriate. I’d personally consider looking for a more knowledgeable healthcare professional if you feel you are not getting good treatment currently. It’s not possible for someone who hasn’t examined you to give accurate advice for your individual situation.

    All the best.

RONNIE

Thank for the tips on the use of parsley juice to get rid of kidney stones.

I was told not to juice “SPINACH” as it causes kidney stones!!!

Thanks for your recipes I am going to try them!

Blessings.

Tina

Hello and thanks for the great info. If you do the 3 day cleans with just the parsley, Is that a fast, or is it taken between meals and if so how often per day. Also Once I add the parsley with the other ingredients ( which I am planning for the following week) is that alone (as a fast) or between meals as well.
Thanks

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Tina,

    It can be used in either way but as a meal replacement, perhaps for lunch would be beneficial for detox and weight loss. I’d suggest trying it this way first with a healthy breakfast and dinner before doing a full juice fast.

    I also think it’s best to mix parsley juice with other cleansing vegetables as described in the article. The juice of parsley on it’s own in probably too potent unless heavily dilluted and other vegetables like carrots and beet enhance the effects.

    Hope this helps.

E Paddy

Thanks for the education. God bless u. I urinate frequently most especially when i take in anything liquid when hungry. Sometimes i urinate more than the amount of water i take when hungry and happens in short times. Is this a kidney problem and can i use this leaves to prevent it? Thanks

    Jim Dillan

    Hi there,

    This parsley juice recipe can help clean out the kidneys but I’d advise telling your GP about these symptoms as there’s a number of health issues that should be checked with this.

    All the best

lesiabetterton

I’m a 48yr old female that is on a lot of powerful pain medication for back issues I hv been juicing about 4mths using spinach kale blueberries blackberries raspberries pineapples peaches an a protein powder I luv my juices an they help I also add about 16ozs of water to each one but I feel I need a complete detox for my liver an kidneys I’m wondering if just adding parsley to what I already use would the way to go! ! Thk you for the recipes

    Jim Dillan

    Hi there and thanks for your question.

    Parsley would be a great addition but I’d suggest starting off slowly as you already have a bit of greens in there and parsley is especially detoxifying. Perhaps half the amount suggested here would be a good start and build up to more if this is well tolerated.

    Hope this helps.

Audrey

Can you use dried parsley, I. Sometimes add a teaspoon of dried parsley to smoothie

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Audrey,

    You can but I’d imagine fresh parsley with it’s volatile oils would be much more effective.

    All the best,

    Jim

bina

Hiya. Tks for all the useful info. I’ve recently put on some weight which I’m finding hard to shed cos, according to some folks, is due to my approaching menopause (49). Also have been told that I have lotsa fluid retention which could also be blocking the weight loss. So a friend suggested I do a parsley cleanse by boiling 250gms (4 bunches) in 2 litres of water, then strain, cool and store in the fridge overnight and consume the next day. What are your thoughts on this? Also do I really need to store it overnight or should 6hours suffice? Cheers

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Bina and thanks for your comments.

    Boiling parsley is quite popular which I find a bit confusing as my research points to the some of most powerful parts being the volatile oils which would surely be boiled off in this process. The minerals would likely be usable but 4 bunches seems excessive. There’s no special benefit in overnight either.

    Personally I think a smaller amount of parsley in a juice recipe like this or a smoothie would be more effective with the full compliment of nutrients available.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

Phyllis

Is parsley good for the kidneys. Can it interact with other medications. This article says it is good for the kidneys then it also says that it isn’t good for the kidneys. That is confusing.,.,..
I would like to know more about this information on kidney disease and parsley..
Thank you so much
Phyllis Ann

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Phyllis,

    Parsley is widely considered good for the kidneys by natural health practitioners. There is medical literature advice though to not take large amounts when being treated for kidney disease which I feel should be passed on.

    This page has more on potential side effects and parsley and medications http://superfoodprofiles.com/parsley-pregnancy-precautions and it would be worth checking with your doctor on having parsley juice if you are being treated for kidney disease.

    All the best,

    Jim

elaine

Hi Jim,
I blend 60 g of parsley, a lemon and 300 ml of water. I drank this for 5 days… rested for 3. I see results. .. reduced water retention quite a bit.

Is this too potent to drink 3 times a week?

Thanks
E:)

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Elaine,

    This would likely be a very cleansing mix. The lemon is fine. Parsley can increase detoxification but as long as the symptoms aren’t too bad I would think every second day would be quite healthy.

    All the best,

    Jim

yoly

Can I drink this any time a day or am I supposed to drink it in the morning before I eat anything? Also want to be sure, if im drinking it for a week I skip the parsley every other day but if I do it for three days straight I can add parsley everyday?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi there,

    Any time is fine for this, though before a meal is probably better. I think every few days is fine with something this potent. Every day may be too much for some people.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

Susan Cross

There are several different types of parsley, and I have not found one article stating one is preferred over the others, so I assume (eeek) it doesn’t matter. Is my assumption correct?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Susan,

    I looked long and hard when researching this article and couldn’t find any nutritional differences in the literature between flat leaf and curly parsley. It does make sense though that the deeper the green the more chlorophyll.

    Hope this helps,

    Jim

carleen cushen

I had kidney stones 6 years ago, the pain was like having a baby, very painful. The reason i think i got sick was my diet and not drinking water……..lots of coffee. So after my 5 days in hospital i changed my foods and made sure i drank more water. Funny 5 years now and my habbit has just had a wake up call. I have forgotten about food an drinking water .Thank you jim……started today nutra bullet whizz pasley cramberry pineapple carrots on ice. Bit of toast. Morning boom!! Yum. I have had antibiotics 5 days as i have blood in my wee an my whole being is feeling horrible.no energy. I am hoping to keep stones away. So my mornings will be jims get up and go juice. I will keep in contact. Cheers xx

Tha Zin

Parsley juice and eat raw parsley mix with other vegetables like make salad which way is better.

Thanks

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Tha,

    Eating parsley is best with other greens, though it’s good to add to juices as well when you can as it’s very powerful like that.

    All the best,

    Jim

Wanda Vaincourt

My husband has Aplastic Anemia which requires him to take an immnosuppresant to stop his body from attacking his bone marrow. The medicine cyclosporine earlier and now tacrolimus both raise his creatinine level in his kidneys very high which may lead to a kidney transplant. Will a parsley smoothie help his kidneys in this situation and possible lower the creatinine level?

    Jim Dillan

    Hi Wanda,

    You’d have to discuss this with your doctor as it’s a very specific situation. Carrot juice is often recommended for high creatinine levels but once again check with his doctor before regular use.

    All the best,

    Jim

Celina

Hi Jim,

I have polycystic kidney and liver disease, would this help?

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