Skip to main content

Simple Kidney Cleanse With Parsley

I like to share information that makes life more joyful and meaningful. My main interests are health and general wellness in body and mind.

Parsley Cleans Your Kidneys

Kidney Cleanse

You would have most probably come across many articles on kidney cleanse using fruits, herbs and oils. Some are very straight forward, while others are more complicated. Before we go further on this topic, just a short refresher information on kidney stones. While our kidneys are filtering our blood, crystal-like substances are formed inside them. Over the years, these minute substances accumulated to form stones. These stones can be inside the kidneys or they can travel down the tubes which carry urine to the bladder. When these stones are too large to pass through the narrow tubes, the person will experience severe pain. So we need to do kidney cleanse periodically. But if you are having stones, then you must do kidney cleanse immediately.

Kidney Anatomy

Common Kidney Cleanse Remedies.

The most common natural kidney cleanse remedies are fruit juices. Apples, lemons and even water-melons. While virgin olive oil is recommended to aid flush out the stones.

Here I would like to share with you a very simple herbal kidney cleanse treatment with parsley. Parsley is high in potassium and in Vitamins B, A and C. It is rich in iron and chlorophyll, together with sodium, copper, thiamin and riboflavin. Parsley is believed to be effective in increasing elimination of urea.

Just a word of caution. This remedy is not to be used during pregnancy or during menstrual period.

Fresh Parsley

Easy Steps For Kidney Cleanse.

Follow these easy steps for kidney cleanse.

  1. Cut a bunch of parsley into smaller pieces.
  2. Boil the parsley in a pot of water for 10 minutes.
  3. Let it cool down and then sieve and discard the parsley.
  4. Pour the filtered water into bottles or any container and keep in fridge.
  5. Drink one glass of the water daily.
  6. You should notice the sediments in your urine.
  7. You should feel a sense of well-being after that.

Not A Guarantee, Try It. You Have Nothing To Lose.

For some strange reasons, natural remedies may not be effective for everyone. Maybe we have different constituents in our bodies. If this parsley treatment is not effective for you, just treat it as a "health" drink. You have nothing to lose. But make sure you consult your doctor for alternate treatment.

Other Benefits Of Parsley

Parsley contains two important components in the forms of essential oil and flavonoids. The essential oil contains an organic compound called myristicin which studies show that it can inhibit tumor formation especially in the lungs, can fight against free radicals, and can neutralize carcinogens like benzopyrene which is present in tobacco smoke and charcoal grill smoke.

The flavonoid compound called luteolin is an antioxidant which increases the antioxidant level in the blood,and is said to help prevent leukemia and many types of cancer, such as breast, colon, lung, ovarian,pancreatic and prostate cancers. Another chemical present in parsley in great quantity is apigenin which has anticancer properties which inhibit the formation of new blood vessels that feed tumors.

Parsley has very good source of folic acid which strengthens the heart and reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Plenty Of Water Intake Is Still The Best.

Be that as it may, all of us know that we should drink plenty of water every day to help our kidneys do the work effectively. Don't take health for granted. Health problems may strike at any time to our surprise without warning.

Hope this simple kidney cleanse procedure helps you to keep healthy.

Copyright © Justin Choo. All Rights Reserved.


The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.

Scroll to Continue

If you find this article interesting or beneficial, you may go to my "Profile" page to read my other articles by simply CLICKHERE:

By the way, the copyright to this article is owned by Justin Choo (a.k.a. Good Guy). Please do not “copy and paste”! Thank you.

© 2010 Justin Choo


Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 01, 2016:

I didn't have this problem when I tried it many years ago. If you have boiled the water and filtered properly, this shouldn't happen. I think you should pour it away and not to consume it. Try again with a fresh bunch.

Hope this time it's ok,

Jecho66 on October 01, 2016:


I just found your post. It looks like it is already from some time ago.

But I had try to make this "parsley water"

I had used a small buch with 1 liter of water to make it.

I had let it cool down and when it was cold, I put it in a bottle and put it in the fridge.

2 day's later, it looked like it was not good anymore.

In the bottom, something like 5 cm high, it was very cloudy.

Like mold was floating at the bottom.

My question is, how long can you keep the "parsley water" ?

Is it normal that it turn bad so quick ?

Maybe someone has some tips about what to do with it to keep it longer.

Many thanks for your reply

Jean Rogers on May 11, 2016:

Parsley is such an amazing herb, and this article clearly highlights one of it's benefits. Well written! Did you know that you can also use it instead of deodorant? If you consume parsley each day you won't smell. You can read about it and how much to take here...

Veronique on October 19, 2015:

Is it tastes yuk how u drink it i caint its oily to u drink like that can u add salt

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 13, 2015:

Hi Michael , Be careful not to over do things. Drink moderately according to your requirement.

Michael on September 13, 2015:

I hear that drinking at least a gallon of water per day is the most important of doing a kidney cleanse. That mixed with the vegetables you mentioned and parsley is the best for a kidney cleanse.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 18, 2015:

Hi Helen, It is better to do things moderately.

Helen on June 18, 2015:

Dear sir/madam,

Since i read this interesting article i bought a lots of parsley and boiled. Keep in my fridge and drink more than 2 litters a day. is that safe or not?

Nelson on March 27, 2015:

I use a gallon of water and use 2 packs of parsley instead of 1! Is it ok to do this?

Krysia on March 06, 2015:

Parsley is also high in vitamin C. - this is a fast and easy cleanse.

Sabra on August 09, 2014:

Thank you for the information! Found it rly useful.

cherry on July 26, 2014:

Hi, my name is cherry..I would like to ask my husband is having a renal hypertention is parsley can help?


rose on July 16, 2014:

My name is rose. I would like to know if I can drink parsley every day? I boiled it and put it in my fridge!! Every day I drink a 8 ounce glass. Is that ok

nellie on May 18, 2014:

Check Dr Hulda Clark kidney and liver cleanse recepies.

preet on April 21, 2014:

How long we can store this parcel water in fridge??

Mary on April 04, 2014:

Does it matter what kind of parsley to use? Can I use Italian parsley and will it work the same way health wise as the american parsley?

Dr.A.Jagadeesh on February 09, 2014:

Simple but effective.

Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

Pal on February 03, 2014:

Abdullah , it's only for a month or so , or u can take once or twice a month for couple years.dont think drink Presley replacement of water

Abdullah on January 16, 2014:

Someone told me that it really works for kidneys health but it decreases your genetics growth. Please clearify it

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on January 05, 2014:

Good afternoon Orson Ruiz,

I merely share info which I deem useful and helpful. I am not an expert. Please don't follow the treatment if you are not comfortable with it.

Thank you.

Orson Ruiz on January 05, 2014:

Would you be able to provide substantiated scientific/medical research and studies supporting these claims? Peer reviewed, control groups, population size, double blind, cause-effect vs. correlation, funding sources, etc ? Before I embrace (or even try) any suggested remedy or preventive regimen, I need to make sure that it is safe and effective. Thank you.

paula golden on December 15, 2013:

Hi, everyone. I cut up one bunch of parsley with herbshears and boil

all of it in maybe a little less than one gallon of spring water. I add 3 tea

bags of milk thistle and 3 of cilantro. I then strain that and drink a 120z glass every morning on an empty stomach. Milk thistle has been found to be terrific for the liver and kidneys. I'd like to recommend an article on page 78 in the Jan. 2014 edition of Life Extension magazine, "Novel Method Boosts Milk Thistle Liver Concentration 10 Fold." This newly-found property is phosphatidylcholine and can be ordered at

Gaganpal on December 14, 2013:

Good information and thanks

idigwebsites from United States on November 20, 2013:

Wow, I might try it and see if the sediments in my urine would come out. I have a parsley in my backyard near the kitchen. Amazing, thanks. :)

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 20, 2013:

Good morning Luwey,

I am not a medical expert. Just an ordinary average person. So this is my common sense opinion. I would stop the drink until after the period. The logic is why take the chance if one is not sure, when things can wait for a few days?

Luwey on October 20, 2013:

I tried the parsley drink for 2 weeks now and it is working pretty good but seems like just when I started using it I Had my Menustral should I stop drinking it for now or should I continue..

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 28, 2013:

Hi Nisha,

Sorry, I don't know.

nisha on September 28, 2013:


is this decoction good for kidney transplanted patients?

Connie S Owens from El Cajon, CA on September 09, 2013:

I just came across this hub, considering which herb to write about today. This is good information, thank you. Parsley chewed is a great breath freshener as well. Good to know it can help clean your kidneys out. I would not boil the water, if you use filtered water it is not necessary. Just get it hot, just under boiling so you do not kill the plant materials.

Thank you.

foreverfriends on August 10, 2013:

Hi, very useful article, I will try it. Thank you.

CM on August 03, 2013:

Hi, Can anyone tell me how long you can store the prepared water in the fridge? - Thanks

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 18, 2013:

Hi Aj,

You are welcome. And thanks.

Aj on June 18, 2013:

Very interesting article. God bless and thanks...

ms molli on June 12, 2013:

Can I just eat the parsley instead of drinking it with water?

Tarek on May 19, 2013:

I tried this myself and got 3 stones out over two weeks, but was a painful experience. I drank the boiled parsley for two days only.

Hulz on April 24, 2013:

My understanding is that boiling briefly, extracts some of the nutrients without destroying them. Extracting the concentrated juice is great but only a very small amount of juice to gain the nutritional benefits. Excess amounts can be toxic.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 22, 2013:

Hi Shahid,

Sorry I don't understand your question. Instructions are clearly written in the article.

shahid on April 22, 2013:

How many liters of water should we herd of parsley

Edna2006 on March 18, 2013:

I have a problem with my gallbladder - gallstones. Does parsley help to eliminate the stones in my gallbladder?

Alain on March 02, 2013:

Ok, so juicing doesn't leave much juice, but the heat destroys the nutrients and vitamins?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on January 24, 2013:

Hi Anna,

I am not an authority to comment on this. You may be right. However, if Chinese herbal remedies be taken as a guide, they are always slow boil for many hours. Maybe by boiling, the medicinal elements in the parsley can easily be extracted and enhanced. I will stand corrected.

anna on January 24, 2013:

Hey , question why boil ??? Isn't the raw ingredients have more impact on our body, when we boil we lose source of vitamins. I just took my blender throw a bunch of parsley added a bottle of water ( not from the sink) and blended until it became completely liquid. Do you think it's better? or there is something very specific about bowling?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 03, 2012:

Please note : I am away for a secluded retreat, where there is no internet connection. I can only communicate when I return on Dec 18, 2012.

Breast implants Phuket on November 05, 2012:

I have had kidney stones at various times in my life, around every three years. I do know that in the past I have not drank enough water but I do these days.

That said, every now and again I still get some aches and pains in the kidney that I have always had the problem. I recently found this recipe for the Parsley infused water, I have given it a go and I have to say I am impressed.

I didn't realise how poorly my kidneys were actually functioning until I gave this a go!

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on July 29, 2012:

Thank you very much for sharing this information. God Bless You.

hulz from sydney on June 09, 2012:

Thanks for your info. I found it interesting as I actually watched an interview 6 months ago with a Turkish Professor about the benefits of Parsley. He advised that it has a natural antimicrobial effect and is good in cleansing the kidneys. He said that it can even reduce cysts and other masses in the kidneys. He suggested to boil water, place a small amount 1-2 stems This makes 2 mugs/cups of drink (break it into 5cm length) in a teapot or mug. Add the boiled water onto the parsley. leave for 3-5 mins then drink it. Do this 1-2 times per day for 1 month.

By the way, if you boil the parsley in water, it actually loses its nutrients. You must also make it and drink it fresh. My advice is do not chill or store it in the fridge to drink later. This will also lose its beneficial properties. Do not take in excessive amounts as it is high in vitamin C and while it is good for kidney stones in normal consumption, excess consumption can rarely but in some people increase formation of kidney stones. The idea is also to drink about 1L normal filtered water daily to flush out the kidneys.

(PS - I am a health professional but not a Dr)

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 04, 2012:

Hi Mikel,

I don't think it can cure kidney failure.

mikel on June 04, 2012:

good day, i want to know if can cure this herbal my kidney failure and i am dialysis patient.

vieu on April 30, 2012:

Hopefully works for me

Marilyn P. Dionson on April 26, 2012:

wow i will try this we have more here in kuwait... this is good information thanks MR. Good Guy more power!!!

Lilija on April 20, 2012:

leanne on April 18, 2012:

this is good information and handy for alot of people. I shall pass this info on to anyone who has kidney trouble or just wants to take care of them of course:)

Jeff on April 18, 2012:

Try Buddha Herbs for a liver cleanse.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 08, 2012:

Hi Jer,

I am sorry I don't know.

jer on April 08, 2012:

could it be safe if the ill'd person is under age, like 12?

trish on April 07, 2012:

wow i have to try this one... thnks for the info..

Ahsan on April 06, 2012:

My creatinine is high, and i am using Boiled Parsley water daily one or two glass, after 3 month i want to check result, please if you have any information regarding parsley is good for High Creatinine send me mail. also just tell me "parsley is dangerous for Sperm of man. ?" my email id is and

Kris on April 04, 2012:

To the person who had questions about cleansing their liver. Fresh squeezed Lemon juice is good for that. You can also Google "Master Cleanse" to find another good cleansing diet.

thankful on March 29, 2012:

Why is it bad to take if you have menstrual period?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 16, 2012:

Hi Al,

No sugar please. Sugar is one of the most potent killer substances, if you are not aware yet.

al on March 16, 2012:

can the parsley juice be added with sugar just for the after taste of best drink it as is?thank you Good guy

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 14, 2012:


Once is enough if there is nothing wrong with you. Otherwise, you need to use your discretion.

nancy on March 12, 2012:

the other time for parsley is malli or kintsay in tagalog. pretty sure, this is available at your market.

i've been drinking parsley juice, and i noticed a more residue in my urine.. its effective and highly recommended.. on March 11, 2012:

Just waanted to find out for how long does one have to drink the parsley cure? and thank you!

Jow on March 06, 2012:

I cannot find a pure parsley name here in our city, GENSAN.

What's the other name of Parsley?


ewesgirl on February 28, 2012:

I've been taking watermelon seed capsules or drinking tea made form cruashed watermelon seeds and my kidney function jumped way up. I just wanted to say this for anyone else who may be suffering from kidney disease. My kidney doctor is quite confused.

sangeeta on February 26, 2012:

I tried its works. Thks a lot

rocky de vibratore on February 20, 2012:

yo mr good guy, you make malaysia proud. hope more useful malaysians are like you rather than wasting their means slugging in politics (and shamefully they are fighting each others while immigrants keep sneaking in making tons of money). Well, parsley help my semen smells good & clean my bladder. ooo yeahh

Dark_Ninja007 on February 17, 2012:

It is a great herbal medicine, Thanks for the info.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 23, 2011:

Hi Kim,

I used the western type parsley without the roots.

Kim on December 23, 2011:

Should I put in the root to boil as well? The picture of the parsley on your blog is the western version, is it alright to use chinese parsley ("yin sai")?


cv on December 13, 2011:

I juice it and get a tall glass from two bunches I add lemon and ginger.

It definitely makes a difference in how my body feels.

miel on November 09, 2011:

thank you for the information...

gUSTAVO DAZA on October 25, 2011:


Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 13, 2011:

Hi Smitha,

I only share useful health info here. I am sorry that I am not able to provide any professional health advice as I am not a doctor, or any health expert for that matter.

smitha on October 13, 2011:

hi,my both kidneys are shrink,doctor told its due to the high BP,how can i improve my kidney size as earlier,pls help

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 13, 2011:

Hi Smitha,

Shrink kidneys? I am sorry I don't understand, but this article is about kidney stones and kidney cleanse.

smitha on October 13, 2011:

hi,how parslay help for shrink kidneys,what is the procedure pls help

Fred on October 10, 2011:


This is a very big help. I really appreciate you for sharing it. This is a new information to me and I would love to try it asap.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 10, 2011:

Hi Sawyer,

This is for kidneys. Sorry I can't answer you, as I don't know.

sawyer on October 10, 2011:

is this beneficial for the liver also?

CZ on October 01, 2011:

Hello Just come across this.

If have a mild infection and am very grateful for this remedy information.

I am popping to the store now and just wanted to thank you for sharing the information so clearly.

Upendra on September 17, 2011:

Very useful.

dhiraj on August 26, 2011:

my creatinine is 3.29. i have started homeopathic medicine and also started the parsley treatment along with it.

i will post me test results soon, watch for this space

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on February 24, 2011:

Hi jamie,

I don't think there is much juice from parsley, if you juice it.

jamie on February 23, 2011:

How do you think it will work raw.... like in a juice? My mom is very ill I will pass this on to her and maybe have her include it in her raw juices.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 12, 2010:

Hi Javed,

I am indeed very happy that this parsley has helped you get better. It is with feedbacks like yours that can prove its efficacy. This will give me more confidence in writing more of other natural cures.

But please remember to always consult your doctor to check on the status of your medical problem.

Javed on November 12, 2010:

Thank you for your kind advise, I could not stop myself sharing my experience with others.In my previous post I explained a little about my kidney and medical history ... lets make it short. I drank parley water for about a week and I never felt so active and fresh like it never happens in my life. I dig more about the benefit of parsley and could not believe how effective it is. Good thing I stop take 13 tablets a day any more cause drinking parley made a huge impact on my life and I might not go for my kidney transplant. I call parley water a "holly water" instead. My personal experience and advice for others having some kidney issue must experience and it has no side effects. It changes my life like I re-born again. Good luck and thank you.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 02, 2010:

Hi Javed,

Thanks for reading. I must say I enjoy sharing healthy information; but I don't guarantee that every article I wrote on health benefits will work for everyone. However, since they are all natural and harmless remedies, you can just try out and see whether it works for you. You have nothing to lose.

If it works for you, please share the good news here, so others can have more confidence in trying.

Take care, hope you get well soon.

Javed on November 02, 2010:

Thanks for the useful information, Myself is a kidney patient my both kidneys are at 19% at the age of 43.My transplant is due in next few months.

I noticed in your posts that it helps removing kidney stones.

My question is, drinking parsley water will really help a shrunk kidneys to function a little better? Thank you for your wonderful information and support

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 27, 2010:

Hi Bob,

First you must remember that it is a natural method to relieve/cure kidney stones. Secondly, just a reminder that I'm not a doctor. This method was passed from friends. If you are having kidney stones, I would say you should take the drink everyday. By now you should be able to feel the effect, although the surest way is to go check it out again.

As I wrote in my other articles, natural remedies may not work on everyone for some strange reasons. So if you confirm that there is no positive effect, then you should not continue without seeking further medical help.

Bob on October 27, 2010:

I have four kidney stones and saw this article.. They are all to big to pass without surgery or so my doctor says...I've been trying this parsley drink now for about 4 days straight.. My question is how long should I do it for once a month, once a day...

Also how long till you see the stones dissolved in your urine?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 26, 2010:


Please let me know if it works for you.

Lita C. Malicdem from Philippines on October 26, 2010:

I never really like the smell of parsley, but I use it once in a while with fried rice, I call my "green rice". This is a welcome information about its cleansing effect. I'm particularly taking good care of my kidney as a diabetic. I'll try this parsley juice. Thanks for sharing this.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 23, 2010:

Thanks for your compliments. Honestly, I didn't research much. Someone emailed me with this remedy. I tried it, and like to share this with all readers.

Dr irum on June 22, 2010:

Good research , i really love herbal treatments ,its better than drugs .Thanks to share .

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on May 27, 2010:

Hi Polly,

There was no information on this. I just use my own judgement, roughly 2 litres of water with a small bunch of parsley. It is not concentrated, so you just drink like water.

Polly on May 26, 2010:

re:parsley kidney cleanse; how much water to a bunch of parsley? Is it a consentrate or is it ready to drink??

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on May 24, 2010:

Hi Carrie,

Frankly I don't know. But common sense would point to the fact that since it is for flushing out impurities, it may aggravate the menstrual flow.

carrie on May 23, 2010:

why is this not recommended during menstrual period? are there side effects to this? thanks

Related Articles