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Water Retention Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Water Retention
Medical Name
Fluid Retention
Hindi Name
Jal Pratidharan
Water Retention Symptoms
Bloated Body
Swollen Eyelids

Water Retention Cured By

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Water Retention is a disease of the whole body.
When water or fluid is not drained properly from the body it causes the body to bloat.
Water is an integral part of the whole body. It is part of the blood. It is in the cells, muscles, bones, glands, capillaries, in fact everywhere.
It has to be optimum. When it increases beyond a certain level, we call it Water Retention.
One third of water drunk should be voided. That's normal.
Water Retention is not a disease per se. It is a manifestation of a disordered metabolism.

Causes for Water Retention. The problem may be due to :
Heart Disorder
Lack of Exercise
Lack of Nutrients
Eating Excess Salt
Protein Deficiency
Kidney Malfunction
Premenstrual Syndrome
Prolonged Inflammation
Medicines, like Hormones, Steroids

Permanent treatment will have to focus on the removal of the cause.

Your best bet as first aid would be:
In Winter: A teaspoon of Carom with a little jagury.
In summer: Make a tea by boiling one tea spoon of Black Cumin and a tea spoon of Coriander in a liter of water. Drink in small quantities in whole day.

Body Part(s)

Whole Body

Whole Body Diseases

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Materia Medica for Water Retention

Water Retention General

There are many causes for water retention as mentioned above. Sometimes the cause cannot be identified. But, if you can diagnose the cause, some useful tips to accurately prescribe a remedy are offered below.
Dandelion. It is a herbal diuretic. Its advantage is that it is rich in potassium. As you know, excessive urination may result in depletion of Potassium. This herb boasts of having Potassium. So, the depletion is taken care of. You may safely use it even if the cause is not known.
Celery. you may use the plant and or the seeds. They are both effective as a diuretic. It is a general diuretic. The diagnosis of the cause is not important.
Yucca Root. If the water retention is due to the malfunction of the Kidneys, then Yuuca root is the answer.
Devil’s Claw Tuber. Water Retention may be caused by the clogging of the Lymph Nodes. This inactivity of the Lymph Nodes may cause the blood circulation to slow down, and hence result in the body retaining more water than necessary. Devil’s Claw Tuber is the answer.
Burdock Root. Water Retention may also be caused by an Allergic reaction. Something you ate or some medication you took. The body will produce Histamine and there will be fluid buildup. You will feel bloated and or congested. This condition will be relieved by Burdock Root. Burdock is an excellent Anti histamine. It is fast acting. Gives quick relief. The over the counter Anti histamine medication available with the chemists are themselves a major cause of water retention. This condition is also taken care of by Burdock Root.
Single Herb

Cornflower For Water Retention

Drink tea of dried Cornflower flowers.

Burdock Root for Water Retention

Take dried root of Burdock. Grind. Have one teaspoon with lukewarm water daily.
OR : Make a decoction of Burdock roots. Take one cup daily.

Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) for Water Retention

Finely chop the fresh Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) and then steep in hot water for 5-7 minutes.
Drink warm.
It also calms Cramps.

Asparagus Racemosus for Water Retention

Take 1 to 2 capsules a day. It will stop your body from bloating and drain water properly from the body.

Garlic ( Lehsun ) for Water Retention

Daily chew 2 to 3 Garlic ( Lehsun ) cloves in the morning and at night.

Parsley ( Ajmood ) for Water Retention

Put some Parsley ( Ajmood ) in 200 ml of boiling water. Simmer it for 15 minutes. Strain off this decoction in a cup. Drink it daily to avoid Water Retention.

Barley ( Jau ) for Water Retention

Soak 2 tablespoons of Barley ( Jau ) in a cup of water. Keep it overnight. Strain it. Drink it in the morning. Soak it again in the day and drink it at night before going to bed. Repeat this process twice a week.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Water Retention

Steep a teaspoon of fresh Dandelion ( Dudal ) leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain it and Drink thrice a day to get rid of the disease.

Fennel ( Saunf ) for Water Retention

Add a teaspoon of Fennel ( Saunf ) seeds into 150 ml of water. Boil it for 20 minutes. Strain off this decoction. Drink it twice a day to get the best results.

Cynodon Dactylon for Water Retention

Boil 2 teaspoons of dried Cynodon Dactylon in 200 ml of water for 5 minutes. Steep it for another 10 minutes. Strain it. Drink it twice daily.

Coriander ( Dhaniya ) for Water Retention

Boil 2 tablespoons of Coriander ( Dhaniya ) seeds int 200 ml of water. Boil until it reduces to half. Let it cool. Drink it twice daily to get cured.

Water Retention 5

Add 2 tablespoons of Lemon ( Nimboo ) juice and a teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) to a cup of warm water. Drink it once a day for a week to cure Water Retention.
Mix a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ) to a cup of water. Drink it twice a day to get rid of the problem.

Onion ( Pyaz ) for Water Retention

Boil a chopped Onion ( Pyaz ) in 150 ml of water for 3 minutes. Add a pinch of salt. Turn off the flame. Strain it into a cup. Drink it thrice a day to treat yourself.

Stinging Nettle ( Bichu Buti ) for Water Retention

Steep a teaspoon of Stinging Nettle ( Bichu Buti ) root powder in 150 ml of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink it twice daily to get best results.
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Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 1

Boil Dandelion leaves, Couchgrass leaves and Yarrow flowers for 5 minutes. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 2

Make powder of roasted Euphorbia, Rhubarb root and Sodium Sulphate. Take twice a day.
Caution :
Excess use may cause toxicity.

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 4

Put following herbs in a pot containing 1 liter of boiling water.
Blackberry : 1 to 2 leaves
Parsley ( Ajmoood ) : 1 bunch
Celery ( Shalari ) : ½ teaspoon
Dandelion ( Dudal ) : 1 to 2 chopped leaves
Cherry : 10 stems
Corn Silk ( Bhuttee Ke Baal ) : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds ( Saunf ) : ½to 1 teaspoon
Cynodon Dactylon : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain this decoction. Drink this tea thrice a day.
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