As a proven natural diuretic, this remedy will help you increase the amount of urine produced and help your body get rid of excessive water that is laden with unwanted chemicals. It is a remedy for mild water retention that are not especially caused by an underlying health condition that might require professional medical assistance.
What’s an Oxymel?
Derived from an ancient Greek word oymeli that loosely translates to acid and honey, an oxymel is a term used to denote a herbal extraction of vinegar and raw honey. While it has been known that raw apple cider vinegar brings about a host of health benefits, oxymel combines these crucial health benefits of apple cider vinegar with the benefits of honey to bring about an ingestible extract for greater health benefits.
Parsley root and leaf: Parsley, family Umbelliferae, locally known as Baqdunis, has been used medicinally for many European, Mediterranean and Asian countries. It is a medicinal herb used world-wide because of antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, laxative in digestive tract, antioxidant, balance enzyme activities, increase glutathione in the kidney and reconstruct kidney tissue after nephrotoxicity. Parsley has also been shown to act as a natural diuretic, which can increase urination and prevent kidney stone formation.
Burdock root: This is a vegetable that is native to Northern Asia and Europe currently grown in the USA. Its long roots have been used for centuries in holistic medicines. The more traditional application in medicine is its use as a diuretic and a digestive aid. Burdock root is a powerful anti-oxidant, removes toxins from the blood, inhibits some types of cancer such pancreatic carcinoma and can treat some forms of skin diseases such as acne and eczema.
Dandelion root: Dandelion extract, also referred to as Taraxacum officinale is a popular herbal supplement that is particularly known for its diuretic implications. Its diuretic characteristic is derived from its high potassium content. Potassium is known to signal human kidney to pass out more sodium and water, hence helping you shed excess water.
Raw honey: Evidence from research has shown that honey solution shows a tendency to increase total nitrite concentration in different biological fluids from humans including saliva, plasma, and urine. Nitric oxide is critical component for healing, bacterial killing, viral inhibition, host immunity, and function of the renal system, which is directly associated with diuretics.
Apple cider vinegar: In addition to being a good remedy in the treatment of urinary tract infection, ACV is acidic in nature, thus when ingested, it lowers the potassium levels in the body. Excessive reduction of potassium in the body can have an extended reaction on the body like fatigue, cramps, frequent urination, paralysis and heart palpitations.
Cranberry: For a UTI to occur, bacteria have to align and invade the inner lining of the bladder. Cranberries are endowed with A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs), which work against the bacteria’s ability to stick in the inner linings of the bladder wall, thus significantly reducing the likelihood of infection. As a result of its acidic nature, drinking cranberry juice can make you pee more often.
Black currant syrup: Research shows that once ingested, blackcurrant syrup increases the urinary pH and the excretion of citric acid. Furthermore, its effect in the excretion of oxalic acid was observed to increase, a result that essentially enhances the rate of urination for people. Research findings suggest that blackcurrant syrup has the potential to anchor the metaphylaxis and treatment of uric acid urolithiasis as a result of its alkalizing effect.
- Diuretics: The blend of this natural extracts have been designed to act as reliable diuretics made to work by increasing the amount of water and salt expelled from the body as urine.
- Fight against urinary tract infection: This feature of the blended natural extract works because of the anti-bacterial compounds that are found in the majority of the ingredients.
- Fight against urolithiasis: As highlighted in the ingredients substrate features, some of the listed natural extracts also help you fight against kidney stones. Because of their acidic or basic composition, some of the listed ingredients can help remove a deposit of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.
- Allergic reaction: Some people may exhibit anti-histamine reactions to some of the listed ingredients of the natural blend. Some of the ingredients that have the potential to cause allergic reactions include dandelion, parsley root and leaf, and burdock root are known allergens.