Diuretic herbs are those herbs which increase the flow of urine. They increase the rate of urination. These herbs help to remove excess of water, salt and toxins from the body. Diuretic herbs effect the Kidneys.
Excess of Diuretic herbs may cause :
Low Blood Pressure
Information given herein is for informational purposes only. It is not an indicator of what you should do. Please consult your doctor before consuming any food or herb.
Materia Medica for Diuretic
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.
Kapok Bark as a Diuretic
Prepare a decoction of Kapok tree bark. It act as a diuretic.
Coconut Water ( Nariyal ka Paani ) as Diuretic
Drink 50 ml Coconut water daily. It helps in removing Kidney Stones and cure Urinary Tract Infection.
Adhatoda Vasica as Diuretic
Boil leaves of Adhatoda Vasica. Put these boiled leaves over your Bladder region. It helps in reducing Kidney swelling.
Sapodilla as Diuretic
Make a decoction of dried seeds of Sapodilla. Drink 50 ml of it twice a day.
Achyranthes Aspera as Diuretic
Drink 30 ml decoction of Achyranthes Aspera plant. Have it once a day.
Crape Jasmine for Oliguria
Boil 50 g leaves in 200 ml water. Strain and cool. Drink 10 ml of it thrice a day.
Common Milk Hedge for Oliguria
Warm the leaves of Common Milk Hedge. Tie them over Abdomen.
Black Nightshade ( Makoya ) as Diuretic
Take Black Nightshade ( Makoya ) stem and leaves in equal quantity. Prepare a decoction. Have 2 teaspoons twice a day.
Yarrow as Diuretic
Make an infusion with leaves and flowers of Yarrow. Strain and cool. Drink 20 ml once a day.
Ephedra ( Amsania ) as a Diuretic
Add 1-2 tablespoon dried Ephedra ( Amsania ) in One cup cold water and drink every morning.
Betel ( Pan ) for Oliguria
Take 1 tsp leaf juice of Betel with Milk. Have it twice a day.
Bergenia as Diuretic
Crush roots of Bergenia and store the obtained sap. Take 3 ml of it twice a day.
Artichoke as Diuretic
Take flower bud of Artichoke. Make its decoction. Have 20 ml of it once a day.
Asteracantha Longifolia for Anuria
Consume 25 ml leave decoction of Asteracantha Longifolia thrice a day.
Avocado ( Makhanphal ) for Anuria
Boil 500 ml water. Dip 200 g leaves of Avocado ( Makhanphal ) in it for a night. Drink 1 cup of this infusion daily.
Abies Pindrow as Diuretic
Infusion of Berries is a good diuretic. Have half glass of Abies Pindrow once a day.
Balsam Weed for Anuria
Make a decoction with flowers of Balsam Weed. Drink 20 ml of it twice a day.
Golden Bamboo for Anuria
Make root decoction of Golden Bamboo. Drink 15 ml thrice a day.
Cynodon Dactylon ( Doob ) for Anuria
Consume 20 ml root decoction of Cynodon Dactylon once a day.
Broccoli for Anuria
Make a decoction using flower of Broccoli. Crush it in same water. Drink a cup of it once a day.
Cabbage ( Band Gobhi ) for Anuria
Consume Cabbage ( Band Gobhi ) in your daily diet either in soup or salad form.
Carrot ( Gaajar ) seeds as Diuretic
Add 4 g seed powder of Carrot ( Gaajar ) in a cup of lukewarm water. Have it thrice a day.
Java Tea as Diuretic
Add 5 g fresh leaves of Java Tea plant in a cup of water. Boil until it gets half. Drink twice a day.
Chayote as Diuretic
Make tea using leaves and or seeds of Chayote. Drink a cup of it twice a day.
Brown Rice Soup
Travails of modern life make us a little sick. Genetically engineered food makes us a little more sick. Pollution and pesticides make us more more sick. What to do ? Drink Brown Rice Soup.
Take about 250 gms of Brown Rice. Dry roast the Rice in a pan till they are very dark brown. Take care, do not burn them. Set aside in a glass bowl.
Boil two liters of water. Pour half over the brown rice. Retain the other half in the pan. Wait 5 minutes. Strain the water in a glass jug. Add the same rice to the water in the pan. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Strain the water into the jug. Discard the rice. You now have a jug full of soup. Cool, store in fridge.
Drink one cup a day for one month at least. Repeat at least 3 to 4 times a year.
NOTE 1 : If you are a patient of High Blood Pressure, take the soup on alternative days.
NOTE 2 : Do not eat or drink anything ( other than water ) for half an hour before or after the soup. Can be taken concurrently with Health Soup. Health Soup preparation is given in Immunity Booster. Please do not mix them. Take at least three hours apart.
Recommendation. Take Health Soup in the morning, and Brown Rice Soup in the evening.
NOTE 3 :
If you are not sick or little sick, take little soup. You will not be sick any more. If you are more sick, take more soup.
Do not combine with high protein foods.
NOTE 4 : When the body corrects itself, there may be a reaction. It could be any or all of the following.
Itchy skin, Eczema, Diarrhea.
If you are on medication, or if you already have an Eczema, the reaction may be strong. Bear it. It will go away.
Patients with a head injury may get a headache. This is a good reaction, one you should want.
If a patient has eye disease, he may develop temporary blurred vision or itching around eyes. But, subsequently the eyesight will get better.
Body temperature may fall.
Watermelon Seed Oil as Diuretic
Massage the lower abdomen and middle back region using warm Watermelon Seed Oil. It helps to tone the urinary system and increase urine output.
Herbal Treatment For Gallstones 2
Mix 3 parts of Turmeric root ( Haldi in India ) with 2 parts of each Parsley root ( Ajmod in India ), Eupatorium Purpureum, Common Marshmallow ( Khatami in India ), Licorice ( Mulethi in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Dandelion ( Dudal in India ).
Make small tablets and take 2 tablets thrice a day.
It is good for both Kidney and Bladder stones.
Avoid during pregnancy.
Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infections
The presence of Amino acid and Asparagine makes Asparagus a natural Diuretic. Put two tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat. Add a bunch of fresh Asparagus and 4 crushed Garlic. Sauté it. Consume it daily for better results