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Symptoms | Blood and Circulation | Water Regulation | Water Retention

Water Retention

Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Water retention could imply poor circulation or low kidney function. Poor circulation may be due to thick, sweet Kapha blood, a heart condition, low metabolism, or other factors.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

Water Retention indicates one or more of the following doshas and qualities are imbalanced:

Kapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help

Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Stage of Disease: 2 - Affecting Blood

If you have symptoms in this category it means that imbalance is weakening your system but hasn't yet become systemic.

Educational Resources

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Introduction to Kapha Dosha
Discover insights into Kapha's nature and how to balance this exceptionally beautiful & prized dosha.

Specialty Formulas by Joyful Belly

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Water Retention.
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A refreshing tea that promotes mindfulness, clarity & focus while aiding good digestion. We send 2 to 3 ounces depending on the volume and leafiness of the herbs.

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Ayurvedic Herbs & Natural Products for Water Retention

Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Water Retention.

Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Ayurveda's most famous herbal formula. Promotes healthy bowel function and tone while gently detoxifying your body.

Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Punarnava means new again. It is a famous herb helps you feel rejuvenated by strengthening the heart and getting rid of excess water weight.

Shilajit Tonic
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
A revitalizing aphrodesiac tonic that encourages weight loss, and improves thyroid function.

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Re-vitalizing circulatory & lung tonic.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Tincture
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Jump-start your immunity with this re-vitalizing circulatory stimulant & lung tonic. Adaptogenic Tulsi (Holy Basil) even supports your adrenals for extra energy and clarity of mind.

The following herbal actions and effects have been traditionally suggested for 'Water Retention'.

Pharmacological Effects
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Diet for Water Retention

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in water retention.
Adzuki BeansVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingAsparagusVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
BarleyVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingBlack PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
BuckwheatVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingCayenne PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Celery StalkVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingChardVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
CilantroVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCoriander SeedVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
CuminVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingDandelion LeavesVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Ginger (Dried)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingMung BeanVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Nigella (black cumin)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingParsley (Fresh)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying

Comments & Personal Experiences

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post treatment to uterus cancer, suffering heavy water retention in body (belly). what is the dignosis and prognosis or treatment?

- Shrikant N Wani, Thane, 05-26-13 (Reply)

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