Fluid retention is one of the most common problems, especially in women. It is normally related to hormonal changes, excessive salt intake, hypertension and even cardiovascular disease. However, there are natural remedies that can help alleviate it.
In addition to the recommendation to drink one to two liters of water a day, to help drain fluids there are some teas that, as with cellulite, can help us reduce fluid retention which, many times, is also the culprit of that orange peel skin.
Infusions, among many other benefits, are excellent detoxifiers that help us eliminate toxins from the body and, for some, have recognized draining effects.
1. Green tea
Due to its antioxidant content and diuretic effect, green tea is one of the most popular drinks when it comes to combating water retention in a natural way. This is the advantage of vitamin C supplements, which also strengthens the immune system of older people.
To prepare it, add a teaspoon of green tea to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for minutes before straining it through a strainer. It should be drunk at least 45 minutes after a main meal so that the drink does not impede the absorption of nutrients.
The mixture of fennel, horsetail and birch will have a powerful draining and diuretic effect. Horsetail is rich in flavonoids with a slimming action, fennel has natural diuretic properties and birch has a great anti-inflammatory capacity, which is why they are a great help in alleviating water retention problems.
It is prepared by adding 50 grams of horsetail, 50 of birch leaves and 40 of fennel seeds in a liter of boiling water. After standing for about 20 minutes, it is filtered and drunk throughout the day.
If you don’t like the mixture you can try them separately.
Coriander combined with ginger and fennel are very effective herbs when it comes to draining and preventing swelling caused by fluid retention. To prepare this tea, add a teaspoon of coriander seeds, another of fennel seeds and two slices of ginger in boiling water.
4. Jamaica flower
It is ideal to counteract fluid retention problems because it is a diuretic. You can boil 10 grams of hibiscus flower in a liter of water and drink it at any time of the day.
Dandelion is an excellent ally to purify, which we can take both in infusion and in salads. It allows us to eliminate fluids and promote the proper functioning of the kidneys.
It is made by adding a handful of leaves or flowers of the plant to a liter of boiling water. It is recommended to drink two cups a day: one at breakfast and one in the afternoon.
Parsley tea is one of the most popular home remedies to help with fluid retention and, in fact, animal studies with this plant showed that it is capable of increasing the amount of urine produced, favoring the draining action. To make it, a sprig of parsley is added to a liter of boiling water that is drunk throughout the day.
Chamomile is the most popular and classic remedy when it comes to taking care of the stomach. Its advantages include that it facilitates digestion, deflates the stomach and helps expel stomach gases. It also relieves discomfort, colic, gastritis, gastric ulcers, etc.
This is obtained by combining a handful of leaves or flowers of the plant with a litre of boiling water.
It is a great ally to fight against stomach gas, colic, inflammation and possible stomach discomfort. To prepare this tea, add a teaspoon of Anise in boiling water.
The Mint is one of the natural remedies that work best to combat gastroenteritis and stomach discomfort. If we add green anise to the mint infusion, this remedy is much more effective.
Do you know any other effective homemade tea? Remember to share the recipe in the comments below!