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Edema or Fluid Retention: 5 drinks that can help get rid of excess water from your body

Fluid retention is a common health issue caused due to excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues. Here are 5 drinks that work as a diuretic and help reduce water retention and bloating.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Published : December 20, 2020 5:58 PM IST



Edema or Fluid Retention



Parsley tea: This vegetable is also a natural diuretic, and thus it is helpful in reducing water retention and bloating. To make parsley tea, add 2 teaspoons of dried parsley leaves in a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it up to three times a day.



Fennel Seeds: Studies have shown that fennel seeds work as a diuretic and help flush out excess sodium and water from your body. This in turn helps reduce water retention. It also prevents the build-up of toxins in the body, aids digestion, relieves gas and stimulate perspiration. Steep one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water. Strain it and drink this tea three times a day until you see improvement.