Your body may be holding up to 20 lbs in excess water, so that scale of yours, may be telling you that you are 20 lbs overweight, when in fact, most of the ‘weight’ could be edema.
Home Remedies For Edema
iT IS BETTER TO FIND A NATURAL REMEDY FOR EDEMA, THAN TO LIVE ON DANGEROUS DIURETIC PILLS.
Try to establish the cause of the water retention. If you have ruled out anything serious, such as heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid problems, you could find the cause here:
Excess salt – anything over one teaspoon per day (including salt within packaged and canned foods) is enough to cause water retention.
Note that packaged foods normally use the word ‘sodium’, instead of salt. One teaspoon of salt is equal to 2,000 mg of sodium. One of the best changes you can make, regarding how to get rid of water retention, is to reduce your salt intake.
Toxins – preservatives in food and drinks are a major contributor to water retention, because the body’s cells try to protect themselves, by retaining water around each cell.
Medication – is often viewed by the body, as a toxin, so the cells retain water to protect themselves.
Allergy – the allergen is viewed by the body, as a toxin, so the cells retain water to protect themselves.
Candida – you may have water retention due to an excess of candida in your body. If you suspect this is the cause, read The Candida Diet.
How Do You Cure Edema
Essential Oils to reduce Water Retention – natural diuretics:
10 drops Juniper Berry Essential Oil
10 drops Fennel Essential Oil
10 drops Geranium Essential Oil
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Blend the above drops into 4 oz of any Carrier Oil.
Shake before use. Apply to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day, or entire body once a day.
How Do You Get Rid Of Edema
The best natural remedy for water retention are the Essential Oils listed above. Remember that you will only lose weight with homemade remedies for edema, if the weight is caused by water.
Another quick way to shed excess pounds, whatever the cause, is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
When people ask how to cure water retention, the best answer is to combine Essential Oils with a diet consisting of whole plant foods, and exercise. This combination is the best home remedy for edema.
Note: If the cause of your water retention is pregnancy, please read ‘SAFETY DATA’ to establish which oils should not be used during pregnancy.