Diuretic herbs are those that cause water loss in the body by means of urination without the loss of important minerals and electrodes. The herbs reduce the body’s capacity to retain water by clearing excess water that is logged in the tissues. It is a means of forced diuresis. These herbs that help in the process do not cause any harm to the body and have no side effects. As a matter of fact they are used as a cure in several ailments like kidney and liver disorders, hypertension and urinary tract infections. Though the herbs do not pose as a treat and have no side effects one must make sure that they do not administer the use of them without the consultation of an herbal practitioner.
Some of the common herbs that act as diuretics are saffron, fennel, mint, sage, yarrow, dandelion, nettle, marshmallow, spearmint and chicory. These herbs are commonly available and most of them are used in the form of tea blends. These herbs are known for their healing powers to eliminate harmful toxins from the body.
Green tea and herb that is used by some almost daily is used to heal wounds and control bleeding. It also boasts of the powers to improve the condition of the heart; this is due to the anti oxidant properties.
Dandelion is another herb that helps to cure disorders with the spleen, kidney and liver. This is done by increasing urination and eliminating waste and toxins from the body in this manner.
The root of the stinging nettle is used as diuretic while other parts of the plant are used for its cleansing properties.
How to consume diuretic herbs
These herbs are available in tablet, capsule and tea forms. You can use these in any form that it is available in. In order to blend the herbs into teas you must add the dried herbs to water and boil it for a few minutes. Let it seep for a couple of minutes and then add honey to the concoction and then drink it warm or as hot as you can. You can have 3 to 4 cups of the blend daily. If you are using the herbs in the form of capsules or tablets then you must use as per the dosage mentioned by your health care practitioner.