MUST TRY: 10 Natural Home Remedies for Edema

Edema or water retention is an enlargement and puffiness we often experience in different body parts.

This apparently causes stiff joints, weight change, a bloated feeling and increased blood pressure and pulse rate.

Here are the top 10 home remedies for Water Retention:

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has the ability to get rid of additional fluids and also toxins from your body.

  • Combine two tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water. You can also add some honey to make it sweet.
  • Consume the liquid solution.
  • Repeat this process on a daily basis.

2. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is another well-known home remedy that can actually help in curing fluid retention due to its diuretic properties.

3. Dandelion

It is packed with potassium that can also help in lessening the sodium levels in the body. Additionally, it contains a huge amount of magnesium that is good for relieving pre-menstrual bloating.

  • You can simply steep a teaspoon of dried dandelion herb in a cup of hot water for a couple of minutes. Strain it and consume this tea for at least three times on a daily basis.
  • You can also take dandelion tincture or supplements with 500mg for at least once to thrice a day.

4. Onion

Onion contains diuretic and blood cleansing benefits. It has the ability to get rid of the formation of kidney stones.

  • Boil a few numbers of raw onion in about four cups of water.
  • Put salt to taste then strain the solution.
  • Consume at least two or three cups of it for some days.

5. Parsley

Just like dandelion, parsley also contains an excellent diuretic properties.

  • Simply prepare a parsley tea by adding two teaspoons of dried parsley leaves in a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for a couple of minutes and consume this tea for at least three times a day.
  • You can also consume a mixture of fresh parsley and lemon juice.

6. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an effective way in lessening water retention. It motivates the lymphatic system as well as encourages the fluid drainage.

  • Add 20 drops of each geranium, cypress and juniper essential oils in a warm bath.
  • Douse yourself in it for at least 10 minutes.
  • Repeat this process for about three times a week.

7. Epsom Salt

A bath that was made with Epsom salt can actually help you in getting rid of water retention as well as a bloated tummy through a reverse osmosis. It draws out extra fluids and toxins from your body. This relaxing bath has the ability to relax sore muscles and can also calm the nerves.

  • Combine two cups of Epsom salt with warm bath water.
  • Douse yourself in it for about 15 minutes.
  • Do this process for at least three times a week.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar or also known as ACV can help in relieving water retention by refilling potassium in the body in order to help in reducing sodium levels.

  • Put one teaspoon of ACV to a glass of water. Consume it for at least twice a day. You can increase the dosage of ACV up to two tablespoons per glass.
  • If you are suffering from fluid retention on your legs, you can douse your feet in a warm foot bath that was made out of even parts of ACV and warm water for a couple of minutes. It will also reduce the foot odor.

9. Fennel Seeds

Studies shows that fennel seeds has the ability to work as a diuretic and it can also help in growing sodium and water output from the kidneys.

  • Add a teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water.
  • Cover it and let it steep for a couple of minutes, then strain it.
  • Consume this tea for at least three times a day.

10. Nettle

Nettle is known as a natural diuretic that works well in preventing and lessening water retention.

  • Simply boil a cup of water and combine it with a teaspoon of powdered nettle root.
  • Let it steep for a few minutes.
  • Consume this tea for at least three times a day.

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