Water retention is known otherwise as edema and is the accumulation of excessive fluids in the body. It may be caused by hormone changes, plane flights, too much salt, unhealthy diet, menstrual cycle or genetics.
Usually, water retention makes you feel heavier than normal and less active. It can also cause pain, bloating, puffiness and swelling in the feet and torso. It is a very painful issue and may lead to stiff joint, high blood pressure, and weight gain.
Water retention may occur due to internal factors, such as poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, liver disorders, thyroid issues, heart problems. Pregnancy, allergies, dehydration, and stress are other reasons why can occur water retention.
Here is a list of the most effective water retention remedies:
Add a few teaspoons of dried parsley in a cup of water and boil for a few minutes. Take it off and leave it to cool for 10 minutes. You should drink this tea three times daily for better effect. You can also add some lemon juice for a better taste if you want.
Place four cups of water in a pot and boil. Then add some peeled onions and salt into it. Drink this remedy 3 times daily for faster results.
Onions prevent kidney stones because they purify the blood and stimulate the urine production.
3: Lemon Juice
Add a few of tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water and sweeten it with honey. Drink it once a day, for several days.
Lemon juice eliminates the accumulated waste, toxins and excess fluids from the body.
4: Epsom Salt
Take a bath in Epsom salt to reduce the bloating of the tummy and water retention issues. This process is known as reverse osmosis and removes of all excess fluids and toxins in the body.
Just add two cups of Epsom salt in a warm bath and enjoy the relaxing, soothing, and calming sensation it offers. Repeat this three times a week for 15 minutes.
Dandelion is high in potassium and magnesium. It supports the urine production in the body, lowers the sodium levels and reduces premenstrual bloating.
Add one teaspoon of dried dandelion leaves in a cup of warm water and boil for 10 minutes. Drink the tea several times daily.
6: Cranberry Juice
Cranberry Juice is high in potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Drink a cup of cranberry juice daily, without sweetening or take cranberry pills.
It stimulates the production of urine in the organism.
7: Apple Cider Vinegar
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water, and drink it twice daily. You can add another tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to boost the effectiveness of the drink.
You can also use it to soak the feet for 10 minutes.
Sodium is the one that retains water in the body, so apple cider vinegar is excellent to reduce the sodium levels.
8: Fennel Seeds
Add one teaspoon of fennel seeds in some water and boil it. Then leave it to cool for 10 minutes. Consume it three times daily.
Fennel Seeds prevent toxic buildups in the body, increase the production of urine, support the ability of the kidneys to process more water and sodium and help digestion.
9: Stinging Nettle Root
Add a teaspoon of nettle root in a cup of boiling water and leave for a couple of minutes. Wait for 10 minutes to cool down, and drink it several times daily.
Nettle Root stimulates the urine production and helps in water retention.
10: Essential oils
Essential oils stimulate the drainage of fluids by triggering the lymphatic system are a great help in the case of water retention.
Soak in a hot bath with your favorite essential oil for 10 minutes. Repeat this procedure three times a week.
We recommend you geranium, cypress, and juniper essential oils for better effects.
Moreover, remember consuming more diuretic foods such as cucumbers, cabbage, pineapples, celery, watermelon, bananas, watercress and drink a lot of water because they boost the production of urine (in other words eat a plant-based diet)