God given Natural Diuretics

"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some unique way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."  

Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Natural Diuretics
  • What are diuretics and what do they do?
  • What are diuretics used for?
  • What to avoid when using natural diuretics.
  • What is a natural diuretic for water retention?
  • Is lemon juice a natural diuretic?

Introduction to Natural Diuretics

What are Natural diuretics? What are they needed for and how can I get them into my daily lifestyle naturally?

And here it is!  A plain and simple down to earth explanation, that the man on the street can understand

 What are Diuretics and What Do They Do?

  • Diuretics aid the elimination of sodium (salt) and water from the body through urine.
  • When the kidneys excrete sodium (salt) they excrete water from the blood at the same time. This process decreases the amount of fluid flowing through the blood vessels, which reduces pressure on the walls of the arteries.

What are Diuretics used For?

The value of diuretics lies in treating the build up of excess fluid in the body that occurs with some medical conditions like:

  • Heart Failure
  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza
  • Water poisoning

What to Avoid when using Natural Diuretics

  • Diuretics should not be used as an aid for losing weight.
  • People with eating disorders will abuse diuretics, especially people with Bulimia Nervosa with the goal of losing weight.
  • Most Physicians will not prescribe these for people with eating disorders due to the side effects.

What is a Natural Diuretic for Water Retention?

Below is a list of herbs which are god-given diuretics and we have added on a little bonus for you by listing some valuable information of what other ailments these herbs are good for:

Medicago sativa
Can also be used for kidney stones and for the relief of asthma.

Pimpinella asisum
Is also an excellent digestive aid.

Astralagus membranaceus
Cancer treatment and HIV.

Arctosstaphylos uva-ursi
candida or probably better known as thrush.

Stachys officinales
This herb is a real help for stress and also as a natural kidney stone home remedy.

Artium lappa
Can also be used in helping the treatment of dandruff.

Taraxacum officinali 

Has been used for centuries as an aid for fluid reduction in the body, as well as eczema, sinus infections and gall stones.

Crataegus oxyacantha
Possibly the most well known natural fluid reducer which is probably also the reason why it is good for high blood pressure.

Holy Basil
Ocimum tenuiflorum
A natural diuretic as well as herbal help for asthmameasles and mumps and mental clarity.

Origanum vulgare
This herb can be used for various things and apart from its diuretic capabilities it is also a natural way to help with flatulence and bruising.

Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum
This is a good one for helping the liver with over-indulgences because it is an excellent liver tonic and diuretic at the same time.

Petroselium crispum
Not only is Parsley a good diuretic, but it can also be beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis and gout and is also a natural anti-oxidant.

Nasturtium officinale
Watercress is filled with lots of healthy minerals like iron,potassium andmagnesium and will also help with hair loss.

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Is Lemon Juice a Natural Diuretic?

People often ask us if Lemon Juice is a natural diuretic.   And the answer is yes!!

Not only is it a natural diuretic it has antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties and anti-infection properties.

It doesn't stop there, it is very high in potassium with good amounts of folate and calcium, as well as trace elements of sodium, Zinc, copper and iron.

So drink that lemon juice!!

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