The quality that distinguishes this mixture of diuretic herbs lies in the careful selection of various types of herbs and vegetables, suitable for solving and fighting problems of swelling and stasis of fluids in the body.
The herbs, fruits and vegetables selected for this blend or diuretic herbal tea are known to promote diuresis and drainage of liquids.
The mix for the chosen diuretic herbal tea, it contains: horsetail, grass, corn, bearberry, parietaria, cypress, fennel, asparagus, birch, elder, mint, karkadè, eucalyptus.

Herbs to promote diuresis and drainage: properties and benefits

For those suffering from excess water retention or bloating, relief can come from a blend of diuretic herbs. A natural solution, given by the combination of various elements to help you expel excess water.
Among the ingredients, karkadè or hibiscus flower has remarkable diuretic properties, which can also contribute to reduce high blood pressure. In addition to promoting the filtration of the kidneys, it helps to remove excess water.
The horsetail , is a medicinal herb that has been used since ancient times as a diuretic. Many of the compounds of this plant are able to stimulate the action of diuresis, and favor the expulsion of liquids in the body.
The elderberry is a natural diuretic, which promotes both urination that the intestinal moments, and protects against fluid retention.
Another plant well known for its diuretic action is birch, useful as a draining agent for the lymphatic system; it also counteracts irritation of the urinary tract.
The gramigna plant is also included in the diuretic mixture, for its diuretic and purifying properties. bearberry is also known as a natural diuretic, and to promote the well-being of the urinary tract thanks to tannins and other substances such as arbutin.
It is also useful for swelling related to the menstrual cycle, as it eliminates water retention. For diets, it facilitates the disposal of excess liquids, purifies and counteracts the onset of cellulite.
A particular element of this mixture of diuretic herbs is corn, known in folk medicine for promoting diuresis, thanks to potassium salts, and treating irritations of the urinary system.
The role of mint in herbal tea is given by its natural elements that stimulate the digestive system and diuresis, while parietaria is one of the most diuretic herbs ever. < br /> The parietaria carries out a purifying action also useful for those suffering from inflammation of the bladder and urinary tract, thanks to the presence of potassium salts and flavonoids.
The same happens for the cypress, which helps as draining of tissues also in anti-cellulite function, and for the treatment of swollen lower limbs. Improves peripheral circulation and the strength of blood capillaries.
fennel notoriously has a diuretic, purifying and excellent value for digestion. It deflates the abdomen and helps drain fluids, as does asparagus . The substances contained in this herb (saponins and antioxidants) are able to stimulate renal filtration.
eucalyptus is also considered a drainage of urea and uric acid, indicated in cases of kidney irritation. It counteracts swelling, and like other ingredients of the diuretic herbal blend, it fights swelling and helps detoxification.
Remember, in fact, that a diuretic herbal tea also allows you to get rid of toxins in excess, cleansing the kidneys and bladder.

Origins and History of cultivation

In the mixture of diuretic herbs, there are various medicinal and vegetable herbs, capable of promoting lymphatic drainage and the health of the urinary tract.
These officinal herbs have been known since ancient times and used in phytotherapy, although some may come from different areas of the world, such as hibiscus flowers, corn of Central American origin, northern European birch and bearberry of Arctic origin.

To create this infusion some parts of asparagus, birch, cypress, horsetail, grass, corn, bearberry, parietaria, fennel, elderberry, mint, karkadè, eucalyptus were dried.

The ingredients of the diuretic herbal tea are available dried and ready for infusion.

Plant and flowers

The components of the herbal tea are various, and from various sources.

The parietaria is a plant of tropical origin, now widespread also in European territories. It belongs to the Urticaceae family, and takes its name from the spread between cracks in the walls and along the roads. It is found spontaneously along asphalted paths and low walls. High up to 70 cm, shows cylindrical stem , oval leaves and small flowers, green in color like the rest of the plant.

The genus Betula includes about 40 species of trees and shrubs, of the family Betulaceae. These trees, called birches, grow mostly in the cold regions of the northern hemisphere, presenting a smooth and resinous bark, often white, which usually flakes horizontally into thin sheets.
The Cupressus sempervirens, commonly called cypress, is a conifer belonging to the Cupressa ceae. It shows a very variable crown shape, usually columnar or diffuse, with dark green foliage and small brown cones.
The Equisetum arvense plant is a perennial herb of the Equisetaceae family, part of the Pteridophyte division - plants without flowers, fruits or seeds.
Grows up to about 30 cm, spreads rapidly, and is similar to fern, with pointed stems and scaly leaves.
Corn ( Zea mays ) is a cereal plant of the Poaceae family, and is known for giving an edible grain. Domesticated cultivation originated in the Americas, today corn is used as feed for livestock, human food, biofuel and raw material in industry.
The plant Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a species of the genus Arctostaphylos and of the Ericaceae family. It is easily found in the regions close to the Arctic Circle, in the northern subarctic hemisphere (ursina because the bears are greedy for it).

Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare ) is a plant of the Apiaceae family (Umbrelliferae), which is divided into wild fennel and sweet fennel. The latter is grown in the garden and gives its fragrant parts, with a height of up to about 80 centimeters. It has yellow flowers, and the famous green and then greyish fruits, improperly defined seeds.
There are several varieties of Sambucus. It is a flowering plant of the family of the Adoxaceae. The most common type is Sambucus nigra, known as European elderberry or black elderberry. It grows to about 9 meters in height, displays small white or cream colored flowers, berries in small black or blue-black clusters. Other varieties include American elderberry, dwarf elderberry, blue elderberry, Danish elderberry, and red-fruited elderberry.

Mint ( Mentha) is a perennial herb of the Lamiaceae family. Known for its aroma, it has a woody rhizome, oval and serrated leaves. The many species of mint have similar medicinal properties, thanks to the presence of menthol.

The gramigna ( Agropyrum repens ) is a plant famous for being a spontaneous plant that resembles wheat, it is part of the Graminaceae family.
It shows a rough stem, leaves covered with hair, and the dried rhizome is used in herbal medicine.
The Hibiscus plant belongs to the mallow family (Malvaceae), and can also reach heights over 20 meters. Native to warm temperate and tropical regions, it gives beautiful flowers, called Karkadè flowers, which appear in groups or singly, and often last only one day.
Eucalyptus plants are evergreens of the genus of the Myrtaceae family. There are about 700 species of eucalyptus, some referred to as rubber trees. These trees are recognizable by the characteristic citrus aroma, which emanates mainly from the crushed eucalyptus leaves.

Nutritional values ​​of the diuretic herb blend

The herbal tea contains effective substances on our body, excellent for diuresis.
The mixture gives elements such as flavonoids , heterosides, potassium salts, and natural antioxidants.
Among the many molecules present, many are useful in promoting renal filtration and, therefore, diuresis. How to use the mixture of herbs in the diuretic herbal tea
The correct infusion is obtained by placing approximately 3-5 grams in a cup (250 ml) the mixture of diuretic herbs with water at 100 ° C.

Leave to infuse for 8 to 10 minutes, before drinking the herbal tea.
Add honey or sugar if you wish.

Diuretic herbal blend: side effects and contraindications

Although the herbs and plants that make up the diuretic herbal tea are considered safe, it is essential to keep consumption within the recommended doses.
Consumption must also be limited due to possible effects of gastric acidity, laxatives or excessive low blood pressure.
For presence of substances that act on renal activity, it is recommended to seek medical advice for those suffering from diseases of the kidneys.
It is good to evaluate possible allergies or intolerances to individual ingredients.
The herbal tea is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


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