What are some examples of natural diuretics?

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Natural diuretics support the body in removing excess fluids by increasing the number of times you urinate. Although diuretics are sometimes necessary, they also strip the body of important vitamins and minerals that will need to be restored. Natural diuretics include natural foods, herbs and liquids.

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Diuretics are used when there's too much fluid and sodium in the body. Diuretics force the kidneys to get rid of the sodium through urination. According to Native Remedies, this applied pressure on the kidneys signals the body to devote the excess fluid to the urination process. This removes the pressure on the artery walls and restores natural blood flow.

Herbs

Several organs depend on dandelion's healing properties through which it cleans the bloodstream and liver, as reported by NutraSanus. Dandelion improves the functions of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen and stomach and treats urinary tract infections.

Green tea as a natural diuretic supports the urination process, according to NutraSanus. This ancient herb has been used for centuries in Chinese culture.

According to High Blood Pressure Info, parsley is a powerful natural diuretic. It activates the kidneys and helps remove excess fluid. For its diuretic properties, parsley is best taken as a tea.

Uva Ursi acts as a diuretic that supports several functions of the kidneys, liver, bladder and urinary tract.

Linden helps increase urination. It's also popularly used to treat colds, fever, infections, migraines and high blood pressure.

Stinging Nettle is an effective diuretic and toxin cleanser, as reported on Bella Online.

Foods

According to Target Woman, the following are foods that behave as natural diuretics: watermelon, watercress, artichokes, asparagus, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, beets, oats, cabbage, lettuce, carrots and tomatoes.

Liquids

Cranberry juice can aid in removal of excess fluid retention and toxins. Apple cider vinegar exhibits natural diuretic properties and maintains potassium levels. Green tea also is a natural diuretic liquid. Caffeine such as in tea and coffee also helps increase urination.

Benefits

In addition to moving excess fluids out of the body, natural diuretics can help treat medical conditions such as kidney stones, PMS, gonorrhoea, liver disorders, sciatica and lymphatic swelling, as reported by A1 Supplements. According to Native Remedies, natural diuretics also can treat risk factors related to high blood pressure, such as hypertension and heart problems.

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