Are parsley and cilantro good for kidneys?

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Are parsley and cilantro good for kidneys?” We will also discuss how parsley and cilantro are beneficial for kidney health and how you can use them as a detox and cleansing drink.

Are parsley and cilantro good for kidneys?

Yes, parsley and cilantro are very good for kidneys. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of parsley and cilantro help to flush out the toxins from your kidneys. Both these herbs are known for their natural kidney detoxifying and cleansing properties.

Parsley is also a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, which are important for kidney health. Consuming parsley and cilantro juice also significantly reduces the occurrence of kidney diseases and the formation of kidney stones.

How does parsley help to cleanse your kidneys?

Drinking parsley water or tea helps to cleanse and detox your kidneys by increasing the production and flow of urine. 

This may eventually help to reduce the formation of kidney stones by preventing the absorption of salt into the kidneys and may push out the existing kidney stones in the body as well. 

Parsley being a rich source full of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and iron is very essential for keeping your kidneys healthy. 

Adopting the habit of drinking parsley tea or parsley water can help prevent different kidney diseases and toxic build-up within your body. Luteolin, an antioxidant found in parsley, is responsible for flushing out toxins from the body. 

Parsley also has many other medicinal properties like anti-microbial, anti-anemic, anti-coagulant, anti-hyperlipidemic (lowers blood fat), anti-hepatotoxic (prevents liver toxicity), anti-hypertensive (lowers blood pressure), diuretic,  hypoglycaemic, and estrogenic properties(helps manage menstruation). This can directly or indirectly improve your kidney health.

How is cilantro beneficial for kidney health?

Cilantro is very useful for removing toxins like mercury from the body. It also protects the kidneys from any harmful substances that may be lethal and cause injuries. It is also known to be effective in treating urinary tract problems and infections. 

The antioxidant properties of cilantro may help prevent diabetes-related kidney problems. According to studies, the use of cilantro brought a significant reduction in oxidative damage to the kidneys, restored levels of important antioxidant enzymes, and also managed to lower blood sugar levels.

How can you use parsley and cilantro for kidney cleanse?

You can use parsley to make parsley tea or parsley water as well as parsley juice and cilantro can be used to make cilantro juice. They both work great as a detox drink. Here’s how you can make it at home:

Parsley tea/ Parsley water

Ingredients

  • A bunch of fresh parsley leaves. (Fresh herbs make for a more potent tea, but you can replace them with a handful of dried parsley leaves. Detox Kidneys Naturally With Parsley Tea!

    Or dried parsley leaves
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Procedure

  • Prepare the parsley leaves by washing them properly and chopping them into medium size.
  • Boil the water at the medium flame in a saucepan or medium pot and add the chopped parsley leaves once the water is boiled.
  • Mix them properly and let them boil for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let the tea cool down for a few minutes.
  • Separate the parsley leaves from the water with the help of a strainer.
  • Add the lemon juice and honey to taste.
  • You can store the tea in a thermos or a bottle in a refrigerator for a week.
  • Drink the tea regularly for the best results.

Parsley juice/cilantro juice

Ingredients

  • A handful of cilantro and parsley leaves (chopped)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Procedure

  • Add your chopped cilantro and parsley leaves to a blender. (you can mix both the herbs or make them individually)
  • Add lemon juice and water to the blender and blend it until you get a soft and smooth consistency.
  • Pour the juice into a glass and add lemon juice to it.
  • Your cilantro and parsley juice is ready to be served. 


To know more about the benefits of parsley tea, please click the link here.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Are parsley and cilantro good for kidneys?” We have also discussed how parsley and cilantro are beneficial for kidney health and how you can use them as a detox and cleansing drink.

Citations

https://guardian.ng/life/wellness/detox-kidneys-naturally-with-parsley-tea/

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/carrots-cilantro-good-kidneys-7711.html

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.