5 DIY recipes against water retention

When there is a tendency to accumulate excess fluids in the body, it is advisable to take natural herbal remedies for an effective draining action. Here are 5 DIY recipes against water retention.

The accumulation of excess fluids in the body mainly affects women who are more interested in the appearance of cellulite, especially in the buttocks and legs area.

This imperfection caused by water retention can also be favored by a diet rich in salt, fats and sugars and by a sedentary lifestyle.

In addition, cellulite causes a slowing of the lymphatic system and a worsening of blood circulation. In this situation, it is very important to act in the preventive phase by taking care of nutrition, drinking plenty of water and practicing physical activity regularly.

In particular, it is recommended to promote the drainage of liquids by taking herbal teas or fruit-based flavored waters, containing specific natural ingredients to regain a state of health and well-being. To ensure the maximum effectiveness of the active ingredients it is necessary to drink at least 3 cups a day of flavored water for a period of at least one month. But let’s see in detail what are the 5 drained flavored waters, rich in vitamins and minerals, suitable for every season and lifestyle.

5 draining flavored waters

These recipes contain natural herbs to be taken throughout the day. All ingredients can be purchased from herbalist’s shops or organic supermarkets and must be stored in airtight glass jars, cool and dark, or in the refrigerator. All flavored waters must be consumed within one day of their preparation, as they are based on even fresh ingredients.

1. Fennel, melon and peach

Fennel seeds have deflating properties that also favor the elimination of liquids. Melon and peach supplement the vitamins and minerals lost during the day. This recipe is particularly effective and pleasant in the summer. Here are the ingredients for half a liter of draining flavored water:

Ingredients for half a liter of flavored water

  • Fennel seeds ›3 tbsp
  • Melon ›1 slice without peel
  • Peach ›Half fruit


Put all the ingredients in a jug of water at room temperature and leave to rest overnight. The following day, strain and drink, without sweetening, throughout the day.

2. Birch, mint and lemon

Birch is a very effective ingredient for counteracting water retention and cellulite, while mint acts as a tonic and refreshing. Here are the ingredients for half a liter of flavored water:

Ingredients for half a liter of flavored water

  • Birch leaves ›2 tbsp
  • Dried mint leaves ›2 tbsp
  • Lemon ›2 slices
  • Fresh mint ›A tuft


  • Prepare a classic hot infusion by putting 500 ml of water on the stove;
  • Once it comes to a boil, pour in the spoons of birch and mint;
  • Leave to infuse until the herbal tea has cooled down;
  • At this point, filter, add the lemon slices, the sprig of fresh mint and a teaspoon of organic honey;
  • Drink within the day.

3. Pilosella, cherry and pineapple

This DIY recipe is very pleasant in summer thanks to the presence of pineapple which has a deflating function. The pilosella, together with the cherry tree, will act as a drainage of liquids. For 500 ml of draining flavored water you need:

Ingredients for half a liter of flavored water

  • Pilosella leaves ›2 tbsp
  • Cherry stalks ›2 tbsp
  • Pineapple fruit ›1 slice


  • Prepare an infusion by pouring the pilosella and the cherry tree into 500 ml of boiling water;
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool;
  • Filter everything and add the slice of fresh pineapple;
  • Leave to rest for another 5 hours and then drink without sweetening.

4. Orthosiphon, blackberries and blueberries

The orthosiphonide has a very effective action on the stagnation of liquids, while the berries will help you to replenish vitamins and mineral salts, also improving blood microcirculation. For 500 ml of flavored water you need:

Ingredients for half a liter of flavored water

  • Orthosiphonid leaves ›15 gr
  • Blueberries ›10 gr
  • More ›10 gr


Put all the ingredients in half a liter of water at room temperature and let them macerate for about 10 hours. At this point, filter and sweeten with a teaspoon of organic cane sugar. Drink this natural remedy throughout the day.

5. Cucumber, apple and kiwi

This DIY recipe will help you feel lighter and in shape thanks to the draining action of the cucumber. Kiwi and apple are rich in vitamins. For 500 ml of draining flavored water here are the ingredients:

Ingredients for half a liter of flavored water

  • Cucumber ›6 slices
  • Apple ›5 slices
  • Kiwi ›5 slices


Put the cucumber, apple and kiwi in a jug of water and put everything in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning you will have your recipe ready to be consumed during the day. Filter and sweeten with a little honey.

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