10 home remedies to reduce water retention
Edema (water retention) is swelling caused by excessive fluids accumulated in your body’s tissues. Even though edema can affect any part of your body, it usually occurs in the legs, feet and the torso.
It causes swelling in the affected body parts as well as stiff joints, weight gain, and increased blood pressure..
There are many environment factors which can cause water retention including high weather temperatures, high altitudes, medications- including contraceptives, eating too much salt (primarily from packaged foods), physical inactivity, and vitamins deficiency.
However, it can be also caused by internal factors like stress, poor circulation, dehydration, pregnancy, allergies, thyroid diseases, high blood pressures, liver and vein disorders as well as heart and kidney problems.
We have 10 water retention remedies that can help you to effectively resolve the accumulation of excess fluids and reduce the swelling caused by water retention.
Remedy #1: Parsley
Parsley is one of the most effective remedies for water retention.
You should add a couple of teaspoons of dried parsley in a cup of water. Boil it until it starts vaporizing then let it cool for 10 minutes. Consume this tea 3 times a day until you see some results. You can also mix fresh parsley with lemon juice and drink this.
Remedy #2: Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is another remedy that is significantly effective and can flush excess fluid and toxins from your body. Add a few tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup and mix it with warm water. You can also add honey to taste. Consume this tea until you see some improvements.
Remedy #3: Epsom Salt
Epsom salt bath can help you to eliminate bloating and resolve the water retention through a process known as reverse osmosis. It eliminates the excessive fluids from your body as well as the accumulated toxins.
This bath will help you to relax, calm your nerves and soothe your body. You should add 2 cups of Epsom salt in your warm bath and soak yourself for 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure every second day.
Remedy #4: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can supply your body with potassium, thus reducing sodium levels. It is well known that sodium retains water in the organism. You should add 1 teaspoon of ACV into a glass of water and drink this two times a day.
You can increase the dosage of ACV by an additional tablespoon per glass. You can use the apple cider vinegar to soak your feet in it. Mix warm water and ACV and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. Besides helping in the case of fluid retention, this will also reduce the feet odor