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Can anyone suggest a natural diuretic for me?

(13 Posts)
cupcakes Thu 26-May-05 18:29:58

I'm sooo bloated - very pre-menstrual. It's become incredibly uncomfortable tonight and feels like trapped wind (which it may well be!)
Am going out for the day tomorrow and don't want to look pregnant!
Is there anything that I might have round the house that could help? (have eaten some ginger biscuits in the hope but I think that only satisfied my sweet tooth!)

foxd Thu 26-May-05 18:31:56

I think nettle tea is a diuretic

RnB Thu 26-May-05 18:32:35

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foxd Thu 26-May-05 18:36:18

Not the type of thing most people have in their homes but yeh nettle tea is a diuretic

foxd Thu 26-May-05 18:38:42

Oh bugger link thing didn't work hope it works this time

starlover Thu 26-May-05 19:10:02

coffee is

misdee Thu 26-May-05 19:10:54

nettles tea, celery and cucumber i think.

cupcakes Thu 26-May-05 19:15:10

Thanks for all the responses! Sorry I got sidetracked reading a very long thread...
Typically haven't got any of those items in the house but I think I will stock up on the nettle tea for next month!

gloworm Sat 28-May-05 11:55:09

agnus castus is a brilant herbal remedy for PMT...everything from bloating to feeling irritable. it can take up to 3 cycles before it works (although i found it helped straight away). i wouldnt be without it more tight jeans!

cupcakes Sat 28-May-05 17:28:59

Thanks gloworm - do you know if it can be taken with the pill? (obviously I would check with a professional first!)

gloworm Sun 29-May-05 11:37:23

no..definatly do NOT take with the pill (agnus castus works on a hormonal level)

dandelion is good for general water retention and (i think) it can be taken with the pill. comes in tea or drops you add to water(tincture).

beansontoast Sun 29-May-05 12:28:56

water melon too [have any knocking around?]

happycat Sun 29-May-05 13:31:52

boldo tablets from the health shop are good.Love your nickname Beansontoast.

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