Herbs and foods that have said to be effective as diuretics by increasing urine production, excretion, elimination…
- Agathosma betulina (buchu)
- Apple cider vinegar
- Cranberries / Cranberry juice
- Dandelion leaf
- Dandelion root
- Dong Quai
- Green tea
- Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Saw Palmetto
- Stinging nettle leaf
- Stinging nettle seed
- Vitamin B6 (aka Pyridoxine)
Many of the items listed help with the removal of toxins as well and also benefit the body in other ways, such as with cleansing the urinary tract.
Please note that the process of removing excess fluids may result in an increase of the removal of important vitamins and minerals from the body, such as calcium, potassium, and other important electrolytes. Supplements should be considered when using diuretics.
Also, be sure that you are drinking enough water by drinking it frequently throughout the day when thirsty. Not drinking enough water can actually cause bloating with the body retaining water in response.
Consult the advice of your physician or health care provider before using any diuretic. This is especially important if you have any health concerns or issues.