Edema is a swelling process which is caused by the accumulation of excess fluids in the tissues in the body. Most of the time, it occurs in the feet, legs, and torso. It provokes swelling, weight gain, stiff joints, increased pulse and blood pressure.
Many outer factors including contraceptives, weather temperature, medications, salt intake, vitamin deficiency, and physical inactivity can cause water retention. Moreover, there are internal factors such as dehydration, stress, poor circulation, allergies, pregnancy, high blood pressure, and thyroid disorders that can cause it. So, the following 10 remedies will help you to eliminate water retention and to reduce swelling:
Remedy 1: Parsley
Add a 3 tsp. of dried parsley in 1 cup of water and bring it to boil. When it starts to vaporize, let it cool down for 15 minutes. Drink it 3 times on a daily basis.
Remedy 2: Lemon Juice
Add 4 tbsp. of lemon juice in 1 cup of warm water. You can add honey if you want. Drink it every day until you see the improvements.
Remedy 3: Epsom Salt
Epsom salt bath eliminates the excessive fluids, reduce bloating, and resolve water retention through a reverse osmosis. It will relax you, soothe your body, and calm your nerves. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt in a bath full of warm water and soak yourself in it for 15 minutes.
Remedy 4: Apple Cider Vinegar
Add 1 tsp. of ACV in 1 glass of water and drink it twice a day. It will reduce sodium levels and supply your body with potassium. Or, you can soak your feet in ACV for 10 minutes to eliminate water retention and destroy the unpleasant feet odor.
Remedy 5: Fennel Seeds
Add 1 tsp. of fennel seeds in hot water and bring it to a boiling point. Then, cover it and let it cool down for 10 minutes. Strain it and drink it 3 times on a daily basis. Fennel will increase the urine production and can prevent toxins build up in the body.
Remedy 6: Stinging Nettle Root
Boil 1 tsp. of nettle root in 1 cup of water and let it cool down for 10 minutes. Drink it several times a day. This tea will increase the urine production in your human body.
Remedy 7: Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice accelerates the urine production in the body and it’s a great source of minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Drink 1 cup of cranberry juice every day so to eliminate water retention problems.
Remedy 8: Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy stimulates the drainage of fluids and the lymphatic system. The most effective oils for water retention are juniper, geranium, and cypress essential oil. Add 20 drops of each oil in a hot bath and soak your body in it for 10 minutes.
Remedy 9: Dandelion
Dandelion eliminates excess water through increased urine production in the body. It is rich in potassium, which is familiar for sodium reduction in the body and magnesium, that reduce premenstrual bloating. Add 1 tsp. of dried leaves of dandelion in some warm water for 10 minutes. Then, strain it and drink it a couple of times a day.
Remedy 10: Onion
Onions are extremely efficient in prevention of kidney stones. All you need to do is to peel several onions and add 4 cups of water. Bring them to boil and add salt for a better taste and drink 3 cups of it on a daily basis.
Moreover, eat more pineapples, bananas, watermelon, celery, cabbage, and watercress because all of them boost urine production and eliminate water retention.