The problem of water retention is frequently referred to as “Edema”. It can be caused by factors such as pregnancy, heart disease, excessive salt intake and liver problems. Lack of physical activity can also result in fluid build up. It can affect both men and women and can occur at any age.
Some of the symptoms of this problem may include swollen legs, feet or ankles, weight gain, swollen and bloated tummy and stiffness in the joints. You can use natural remedies to obtain relief from the symptoms of this problem.
Natural Cures for Water Retention
One of the simplest natural cures for treating water retention is the preparation and consumption of parsley tea.
You can boil dried parsley leaves (2 teaspoons) in water for 10 to 15 minutes to prepare tea. This natural tea can be taken 2 to 3 times in a day for effective results.
Cranberry juice can be taken to deal with kidney problems which may result in the accumulation of excess fluid in the body. You can also consume raw cranberries to treat the problem.
Diet plays an important role in the treatment of the problem. You should reduce the intake of salt to deal with the symptoms. It is essential to increase the intake of water to flush out excess salt from the body. You should increase the consumption of potassium rich food items such as banana and avocado. Other fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, celery and cucumber can also be consumed on a daily basis in order to obtain the desired results.
You can also treat the problem of water retention with the practice of different forms of exercises. Walking, running and playing tennis on a regular basis can provide effective results.
Kickboxing, swimming and dancing can also help in flushing out excess salt from the body.
You can massage the affected area with rosemary or lavender oil on a regular basis. You can reduce the problem of fluid retention in the ankles by soaking your feet in water containing basil, geranium, grapefruit or juniper berry oil. A mixture of lavender, lemon, geranium and unscented massage oil can also be applied on the feet, ankles and knees. You should use this mixture on a daily basis. The application of warm mustard oil on the affected area can help in curing the pain and swelling resulting from the problem.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is rich in potassium and its intake can help in reducing the problem of water retention.
You can mix unfiltered apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons) in water and drink this mixture 2 times in a day to get the desired results.
You can use cabbage leaves in treating the symptoms associated with the problem. Cabbage leaves can be wrapped on the affected area with the help of a cloth to obtain relief from swelling.
Barley water is another natural remedy. Intake of barley water multiple times on a daily basis can help in removing excess fluid from the body.
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