Fight water retention naturally with these draining plants.

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Water retention is characterized by inflammation of the tissues. In medical terms, we speak of edema. It can be of pathological origin, but this is not always the case. Depending on the cause, you can act naturally to prevent the edema from growing. the drainage plants they are particularly very effective and many people prone to water retention have benefited from their virtues.

Why should we fight against water retention?

Edema is usually manifested by temporary swelling of certain parts of the body or a localized area. Most often, there is swelling in the feet, legs, or ankles. Edema located in the lower part of the body should absolutely be the object of medical consultation. It is not uncommon for water retention to also affect the hands, stomach, or eyelids.

The swellings may be accompanied by a feeling of stiffness or heaviness. They can also be the cause of significant and unexplained weight gain. Since our body contains up to 60% water.

Water retention linked to poor venous and lymphatic circulation also results in the appearance of watery cellulite, especially in women.

The causes of water retention.

The blood vessels that make up our body reach about 100,000 km in length if they were connected end to end. Blood passes through its vessels to supply cells with water, nutrients, and oxygen by filtration. These cells reject the waste present in the blood and the dioxide. This is called resorption. The waste is redirected through the kidneys and lungs to be eliminated from the body. We speak then of water retention when the water released in the tissues at the time of filtration is greater than that released into the blood by reabsorption.

This phenomenon, which in most cases is of hormonal origin, is more frequent during the premenstrual period and during pregnancy. However, it can also be related to poor venous circulation. In this case, the water retention can be caused by a strong exposure to heat or by a case of prolonged immobility. Edema can also be due to a dietary imbalance, lymphatic dysfunction, or taking certain medications.

The pathologies often at the origin of water retention are, in particular, diseases of the thyroid, kidneys, heart or lungs. A person who is intolerant to gluten or lactose may also be prone to water retention.

Many causes can cause water retention. Therefore, only a doctor can identify the origin through a complete diagnosis. It can also make the difference between temporary water retention and edema of pathological origin.

4 draining plants that combat water retention.

Some drainage plants They are usually recommended to accompany a slimming diet. They remove excess water and thus contribute to weight loss.

The red vine:

she is part of draining and thinning plants best known for its effectiveness in removing excess water. A natural source full of vitamin C, mineral salts and phytonutrients. In ancient Greece, the red vine was recognized for its ability to combat the sensation of heaviness in the legs, edema and venous insufficiency. Today it exists in the form of tablets or even gummies. Therefore, it is possible to consume them as a dietary supplement.


East the drainage floor is also effective against water retention. The solidago also called water bar, eliminates the water that accumulates in the tissues. Thanks to its draining action, it contributes to the proper functioning of the renal and urinary system. According to your wishes, you can consume it in the form of an infusion. There are also other possible forms such as drops and capsules.

The pilosela:

The piloselle helps in the elimination of toxins and the evacuation of water in the tissues. Thus, it reduces edema and its unsightly effects on the body. It is a highly recommended diuretic plant against water retention. You can consume it in the form of herbal teas with other plants or in capsules.

The orthosiphon:

It is also called a “cat whisker”, referring to its appearance. Orthosiphon is rich in potassium and polyphenols, hence its renowned antioxidant properties. It is possible to consume it in cases of biliary and renal problems. It is available in the form of infusions or capsules to combat fluid retention correctly and effectively.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information provided can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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