21 Home Remedies For Fluid Retention


Oedema, Bloating, or Water retention, (depending upon the cause), is an accumulation of fluid in the body. This causes tenderness and swelling around the abdomen areas and the limbs. There are effective home remedies in our daily life and diet to eliminate this problem.

Causes And Signs Of Fluid Retention

The most common cause of fluid retention in the body include certain medications, PMS, kidney / heart problems, Lymphatic disorders, at times an allergic reaction and high intake of salty and processed foods.

Home Remedies For Fluid Retention


Eating a banana helps regulate the flow of fluids in the cells and tissues. Therefore, add banana to your cereals or have a banana smoothie to fight water retention



Ginger helps combat the symptoms by acting as a mild diuretic.



To get rid of the fluid accumulation, take parsley in moderation for Parsley has a diuretic effect.



Drink Cola and coffee, for some believe that that the caffeine content in these drinks help flush out the unwanted fluids from the body.


 Green Tea

Sipping on green tea is another way to get rid of fluid retention.

green tea

Apple Cider Vinegar

Sip a glass of Apple Cider Vinegar combined with a glass of water to fight fluid retention.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice has diuretic effect, therefore, is an effective remedy for water retention

Cranberry Juice


Take plenty of water every day. Drinking a glass of cold water is highly beneficial for fluid retention caused by excessive intake of salt.


Lemon With Water

Take a glass of water mixed with lime juice to combat the symptoms.

lemon water

Ice Packs

For fluid retention on the ankles, apply an ice pack for 5 – 10 minutes. This will help relieve the symptoms.

ice pack

Bucket Of Ice

During summer, immerse your feet, up to the ankle, into a bucket filled with ice cubes. However, it is not advisable to follow this remedy for those suffering from Diabetes or with poor blood circulation.

immerse feet in ice

Bag Of Frozen Vegetables

Use a bag of frozen vegetables to soothe legs with fluid retention. This is a good substitute for ice cubes.

frozen vegetables


Add cabbage to your daily diet, as Cabbage has a tendency to remove the excessive fluids from the body.



Excessive intake of sweets can bloat your stomach. As low fat plain yoghurt contains active cultures, eating a cup of yoghurt after a heavy meal increases the level of good bacteria and aids proper digestion.


Salt Intake

Avoid taking high salt and processed foods such as potato chips, peanuts, and processed meat. They have excessive amount of salt and carbohydrates, which is one of the main reasons for accumulation of fluid in the body.

salt intake

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Increase Vitamin B6 in your diet, such as brown rice and red meat.

vitamin b6

Raised Legs

When you have fluid retention, lie down with your legs raised higher than your head.

raised legs


Increasing calcium intake, help fight water retention during menstrual cycle.

calcium intake

Vitamin A And Vitamin C

In addition to Vitamin B6, increase intake of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, to give relief from water retention in the body.

Vitamin A And C


Regular exercise too helps in keeping the fluids flowing effectively throughout the body.

doing exercise

Small Meals

Fluctuations in blood sugar levels lead to water accumulation in the body, therefore, it is advisable to take small meals at regular intervals to maintain the blood sugar levels. To eliminate the problem of fluid retention in the body, these easy home remedies would be highly beneficial. Nevertheless, if this problem persists for a long time consult a doctor, for it might be a sign of a serious disorder.

small meal

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.