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Symptoms | Blood and Circulation | Water Regulation | Water Retention
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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
LiquidHeavyGooeyCold
SweetSalty

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

herbal remedies & natural products for Water Retention
Herbs, medicines, & home remedies with the following effects have been traditionally suggested for 'Water Retention'.
Pharmacological Effects
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The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Cardiac-TonicVasodilator

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

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Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$8.00
A famous detox tea and digestive blend.

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Triphala
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$8.95 $7.16
Promotes healthy bowel function and tone.

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Liver & Lymph Cleanse Tea
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
$16.00
A cleansing formula of bitters, blood movers & fat metabolizers to detoxify the liver and lymphatic system, as well as flush the gall bladder.

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Mint Belly Bliss Tea: Energize & Awaken
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$16.00
Feel clean, clear, fresh and light. Mint Belly Bliss re-awakens and brightens your mood and mind after a heavy meal.

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Punarnava
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$9.85
Punarnava means new again. It is a famous herb helps you feel rejuvenated by strengthening the heart and getting rid of excess water weight.

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Mindfulness & Digest Cleanse Tea
Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
$16.00
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.

ManjisthaVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingHoly Basil (Tulsi)Vata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Shilajit TonicVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingRadiant & Glowing Skin TonicVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
ArjunaVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingSugar Balance TeaVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
GokshuraVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCardio-Calm
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
Cayenne PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingCelery StalkVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
ChardVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCilantroVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Coriander SeedVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCuminVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Dandelion LeavesVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingGinger (Dried)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Mung BeanVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingNigella (black cumin)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Parsley (Fresh)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
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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

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