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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 may be aggravated. Generally you would avoid foods and lifestyle habits that would aggravate these qualities:

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

Browse these educational resources for 'water retention'.
Explore Your Body Type: Introduction to Kapha Dosha e-Course
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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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
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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.

Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Manjista is the quintessential blood purifier in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. I

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

How does 'water retention' affect your quality of life? What aggravates it? What has helped you? Is there something you'd like to know about 'water retention'?

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

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