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Herbal Remedies for Water Retention, Fluid Retention & Edema treatment

It is rightly said that “Health is Wealth”, it is biggest fact of life. If some one not feel good that cannot enjoy their life and feel conscious in front of others. There are different factors like lifestyle, eating habits which are responsible for health complications. Here we will discuss about various aspects of edema or water retention.

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What is water retention?

Water retention means accumulation of water or fluid in the body tissues which results in swelling. Swelling is a simple problem which denotes serious underlying pathology.

It is also called fluid retention or edema.

It can affect any part of body but it is most commonly seen in arms, legs, hands, feet and ankles. It affects the healing process that may cause skin infection and affect blood circulation. It is not considered as disease but it indicates that something went wrong in body.

It is characterized by symptoms such as swelling of body parts like hands, feet, legs, aching, increase the size of abdomen, dimpling of skin after pressing for few seconds, weight fluctuations. It can be caused by different factors like increase intake of sodium, heart problems, kidney problems, stress, lack of exercise, pregnancy, lifestyle, malnutrition, surgery, certain medications, and poor circulation.

As per Ayurveda, edema is Shvathuor Shotha roga. The cause of edema as per Ayurveda is vitiation of all three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Accumulation of ama is also responsible for shotha which is caused due to obstruction of channels. These are categorized into different categories according to doshas involved- vataj edema, pittaj edema and kaphaj edema.

When causative factor attacks the body then vata, pitta, kapha and rakta (blood) are vitiated and then eneters into blood and enters the circulation. Due to defect in circulation it put negative effect on muscles (mamsa) and skin (twak) and which results in edema.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR EDEMA

To cure this problem one should be careful and take a simple step towards such problems. Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for different disease condition without any side effects. As per Ayurveda one should get relief from problem with the help of healthy diet and lifestyle along with herbal medicines.

There are various effective herbal remedies which helps to reduce edema or swelling. These remedies not only help to reduce the swelling and also provide strength to body.

Planet Ayurveda is one of the best herbal manufacturing company which provides 100% pure and natural herbal medicines for many disease conditions. Some of herbal remedies for edema or water retention of Planet Ayurveda are explained below:


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1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

These capsules are prepared from pure extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). This herbal formulation is free from any chemicals, preservatives, color and starch. This helps to manage the fluid retention in the body and also has ability to balance the three doshas in the body mainly kapha dosha because vitiation of kapha dosha results in severe edema.

Dosage – One capsule two times in a day with plain water.

2. PUNARNAVA MANDOOR

These are classical Ayurvedic tablets which are useful in many health complications. These are diuretic in nature. It helps in management of fluid accumulation, swelling, renal failure, liver failure and many other problems related with accumulation of fluid in the body tissues.

These tablets are obtained from different herbs which are given below:

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Shunti (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Piper chaba (Chavya)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)
Benefits

This herbal formulation helps provide the relief from the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water

3. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

These are the herbal tablets which are used in the treatment of edema. These tablets are obtained from an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below:

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum)
  • Darbha (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
BENEFITS

These herbs are packed with diuretic properties to manage the water retention in natural and healthy way. It helps to manage the water retention in the body. It also helps to balance the tridoshas in body, mainly kapha dosha because vitiated kapha dosha leads to severe edema. These tablets provides relief from the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water.

4. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

Trinpanchmool ghan vati is an amazing formulation by planet ayurveda to manage the problem of edema. This herbal formulation is available in the form of tablets and is an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum)
  • Darbha (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
Benefits

It helps to manage the water retention in the body. It also helps to balance the tridoshas, mainly kapha dosha because vitiated kapha dosha leads to severe edema. This herbal formulation helps provide the relief in the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water.

Diet & lifestyle recommendations

“Say no to these foods if you are suffering from edema”

Some of the diet tips are here which helps during edema

  • Avoid intake of salt. Because high sodium level results in pittaj edema.
  • Avoid processed food.
  • Limit intake of carbohydrates.
  • Take fibre rich diet.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking.
  • Do regular exercise.

How to Reduce the Swelling of Your Body During Pregnancy

The decision of having a baby is pivotal. At the stage when a child is born, the child’s mother is also born. A female exists before, but not as a mother. This feeling is something new and different. With this new experience, new problems are also felt and one of the problem is swelling of ankles, feet and sometimes of other parts. This problem of swelling can be reduced through natural and ayurvedic ways. These ways include the combination of home remedies and herbal remedies. But before this you should know about the conditions and reasons of this problem during pregnancy.

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What exactly the pregnancy swelling is?

During pregnancy, you get a mild swelling all over your body but especially around your feet and ankles. The range of swelling can fluctuate according to the different conditions.

Why this swelling occurs?

This swelling is due to accumulation of body fluids in both, baby and mother. The body fluids increase to accumulate in the tissues which results in increase blood flow and pressure on the uterus, pelvic veins and vena cava, the large vein. This flow and pressure cause swelling of body parts, particularly of feet and ankles due to gravity. The hands also get swollen.

At what time you feel this condition of swelling?

This problem of swelling arises between the weeks of 22 to 27 of pregnancy. This condition remains as it is until a women gives birth to a child.

Risks that can be associated with this swelling

The mild swelling of feet and ankles is normal. But with this swelling, your hands and face also experience swelling and your face just looks like a puffy bean with other symptoms such as high weight, high blood pressure and high protein in urine, are a thing of concern.

The problem of swelling can be treated through natural ways and some lifestyle changes. Now, what do you mean by natural ways. The natural ways includes the things of nature. These are herbs, trees, natural minerals and nutrients. Plants play major role on earth, not only in providing oxygen but also to cure for various diseases. A medicinal system that uses these herbs as a remedy to treat ailments is known as Ayurveda.

AYURVEDA is an ancient medicinal form of India that treats the disorders by using the combination of herbs, body type and the disease type. This form is the treatment that provides relief in all aspects, body and mind. The basis on which this works is the five elements e.g.air, space, earth, fire and water. These elements combine to form three doshas that control body functioning.

Air and space – vata doshas, this controls nerve impulses, respiration and elimination.

Fire – pitta doshas, controls growth and protection.

Earth and water – kapha doshas, controls the metabolism.

Ayurvedic view of Swelling during pregnancy

In Ayurveda human conception is compared with germination and sprouting of a seed and its transformation into a plant. Same as a seed form and sprout, human’s male and female seeds unite and garbha (embryo) is created. In Ayurveda, there are around total nine diseases that originate in pregnancy. One of them is swelling of feet and ankles it develops in the eighth and ninth month of pregnancy. This should be treated with mild herbal formulations that don’t harm fetus and mother.

Planet ayurveda has herbal formulations for swelling during pregnancy.

Planet Ayurveda provides following formulations that consists of fruitful herbs which has significant effect in pregnancy swelling.

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  1. Amla saar
  2. Shatavari capsules
  3. Spirulina capsules
  4. Coral calcium complex capsules

1. AMLA SAAR

Amla saar is made up from a magnificent herb, amla that consists of properties like anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant etc. These properties help amla to cure the problem of swelling.

Regular consumption of amla saar reduces the swelling of hands and feet.

Dose – 3 teaspoon two times a day with equal quantity of water.

2. SHATAVARI CAPSULES

Shatavari is known to treat the problems related to reproductive system. This helps to boost up the immunity, tones uterus and helps to increase the flow of vaginal fluids. These overall functions helps to remove extra fluid from the tissues and lowers the swelling during pregnancy.

Dose – 2 capsules two times a day.

3. SPIRULINA CAPSULES

Spirulina is enriched with various properties like anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, vitamins and minerals that helps to lower down the swelling, fights with free radicals and stress (mental and physical).

So these are given in the case of pregnancy swelling.

Dose – 2 capsules two times a day.

4. CORAL CALCIUM CAPSULES

It is a natural formulation hat is rich with calcium component that helps to maintain body health, immunity and muscle health during pregnancy. This provides way to fight against infections and inflammation or swelling problems. So this is very beneficial in case of pregnancy swelling.

Dose – one capsule two times a day after meal with plain water.

Expect these, there are some home remedies that can be acquired to treat the problem of pregnancy swelling.

1. Use contrast hydrotherapy

  • Fill two to three foot tubs, one with cold and other with hot.
  • Soak the feet in warm for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then immediately after in cold for one minute.
  • Continue the process for 15 minutes, two times a day.

2. Do massage regularly with ginger oil, mustard or olive oil.

3. Consume some ginger tea every day.

4. Take coriander seeds. Soak them in one glass of water and then boil. Drain and cool it down. Consume this once in a day.

5. Relax yourself and put your legs and feet slightly elevated in an anti-gravity mode. This helps to provide relief from swelling in the pregnancy.