Diuretics, Why are they so Important?
The body only removes toxins through urine, feces, and perspiration.
This is why Ayurveda gives so much importance to what we call "MALAS" (Body waste channels).
Many times my clients ask me why it is good to take laxatives or diuretics, the truth is that it is not necessary; the body naturally goes through its detoxification and elimination process. The problem is when the body is out of balance, then constipation or excessive urination or too much or little perspiration begins.
When would we use a diuretic?
- Fluid retention,
- High blood pressure
- In case of skin irritation, rashes,
- Having consumed a toxic food, poisoning,
- Some poisonous bite or sting,
Foods with diuretic properties:
Cranberry, cranberry juice,
Plums, Raisins (dried)
Artichoke, Artichoke hearts,
Coriander, coriander seeds,
Dill, fennel seeds,
Nigella (black cumin),
Parsley (dry), parsley (fresh),
Tobacco / Nicotine
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog post is intended solely to provide general guidance on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. Please consult your physician Ayurvedic practitioner or other health care professional regarding any treatments for your health issues.