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Arjuna 120 Capsules For Heart
Arjuna-Terminalia arjuna 120 Capsules Speical for Heart Support
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Divya Triphala Guggul
Best useful in Joints Pain, Piles and Weight Loss. Also Useful in fistula and inflammation. Scrapes toxins, Treats anal fistula, Treats haemorrhoids, Alleviates obstructions to the channels, Alleviates vata.
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Baidyanath Amvatari Ras
Very effective in rheumatism. Indicated in body pain, joint pain & oedema.
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Himalaya Punarnava Capsules
Punarnava has Diuretic properties, Punarnava Capsules maintains effective kidney function. Very Helpful in Edema. Indicated in oedema of the body, jaundice & dysuria. (Punarnava) Boerhavia Diffusa extract Capsules.
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Divya Peedantak Tail
Divya Peedantak Tail (Massage oil) is a best herbal pain reliever and is an unique ayurvedic remedy for Joints pain, Sprain, Knee pain, Sciatica pain, Slip disk & Arthritis.
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Divya Punarnavarisht for Edema
Best Useful in Anemia, Edema & other liver problem. Usually a good appetizer.
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Alhayateen Syrup for Swelling of Body Organs
Alhayateen Syrup is Helpful in curing Hepatitis, Gastritis, Edema and Swelling of Body Organs.
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Divya Punarnavadi Mandur
Helpful in Edema, Anemia and splenomegaly. Punarnava Mandoor is best useful for Kidney Problems and Anemia.
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Divya Gokshuradi Guggulu
Divya Gokshuradi Guggulu is useful in renal calculus & urinary tract infection. Helpful in problems occurring from retention of urine due to any reason. Also useful in Edema.
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Baidyanath Saindhavadi Tail (Oil)
Effective in edema & pains. Indicated in rheumatism, etc.
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What is Edema?

Edema is a clinical condition of observable swelling the accumulation of fluids in body tissues. The most common sites are feet and legs and considered as peripheral edema. Swelling is due to accumulation of excess fluid under the skin and in the spaces within the tissues. Usually the accumulation of fluids do occur in blood vessels and interstitial spaces. The body's organs have interstitial spaces where fluid can accumulate. If the fluid accumulation is in alveoli in the lungs, it is called as pulmonary edema, similarly cavities of abdomen is ascites etc.

Types of Edema

Depending on the type of edema such as pitting or non-pitting type the pattern of treatment varies. Usually non-pitting edema may happen in lymphedema, (due to mastectomy or lymph node surgery), or, hyperthyroidism, where the line of treatment is different.

Pitting type of edema is usually occur from systemic disease. The most common systemic diseases are associated with heart, liver, and kidneys, here, edema do occur because of body’s retention of too much salt or sodium chloride, and the excess salt causes body to retain water, this fluid leaks into interstitial tissue spaces which appears as edema.

Few examples for pitting edema are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis etc., and as mentioned earlier like heart diseases, liver diseases, and kidney diseases.

Apart from this issue, there are few cases of idiopathic edema, such as premenopausal, pre menstrual (cyclical edema).

For all these conditions, doctor usually suggests Primary medications for the particular illness and diuretics for the same.

Causes / Symptoms of Edema

When you go to right doctor, with symptoms and other diagnostic criteria, when proper diagnosis is made, edema can be treated with simple medications without any complications and they use some kind of diuretics like loop diuretic therapy where they enhance excretory function of kidney with medications like furosemide (Lasix), butethamine (Bumex), torsemide (Demadex) etc. these drugs are given in many modes like orally, or intravenously, even, in few cases, they use in the form of combinations.

As few diuretics may cause excessive loss of potassium in the urine and when there is depletion of body potassium, patient may need to consume some fruits like bananas, orange juice, potatoes, or tomatoes.

However, notable point is when patient is suffering from kidney malfunctioning, they may not require potassium with diuretics. Hence, by keeping follow up with doctor, doctor may monitor these factors time-to time for chronic cases.

Hence, one should understand that chronic diuretic use may cause deficiency of potassium, kidney insufficiency or kidney failure, depletion of blood volume in the blood vessels, and 

high blood sugar levels (diabetes), high uric acid (gout), muscle cramps, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), in males chances of gyenecomastia.

Role of alternative therapies

By understanding these factors, Alternative therapies are very helpful especially herbal remedies or ayurveda where there are natural diuretics which are having similar actions as allopath medicines do, and these herbal medications do acts on target and usually without any side effects.

Ayurveda Medicines for Edema

As ayurveda says, prevention and maintain lifestyle and diet, one should follow proper diet and maintain diet with low salt and moderate potassium and depending on each illness, combined treatment may be given for particular illness and for edema.

Few ayurvedic medicines such as Punarnava Mandoor, Punarnava Capsules Triphala Guggulu, Guduchyadi Kashaya, Gokshuradi Guggulu, or Gokshuradi Kashaya are few examples. These medicines are used in the form of combination or even by consultation with an ayurvedic doctor and one should ask for proper dosage and timing of the medicine in take and duration of the medicine intake.

These medicines are used for many other illnesses also such as for kidneys, heart or any other disorders and in the form of combination.

Diet / Food and herbs for Edema

Though there are foods which are having diuretic properties, one should be cautious that not to consume diuretics for long period. Foods and herbs such as parsley, Celery seed or plant, Dandelion, Asparagus, Juniper berries, Barley, Tribulus terrestris, Spreading Hogweed or Boerhavia, Vidarikanda or Pueraria Tuberosa, Rotula aquatic (pashanabedh), etc.. One should avoid excess Coffee, Tea, or coke though they are having diuretic properties.

Conclusion

Ayurveda concept says that by following combined efforts like diet, lifestyle, and medication, one can control their illness. This implies in treating edema also. As generalized or pitting edema do occur due to any disorders in heart, or kidney or liver disorders.

Practicing yoga and pranayama will also help to maintain healthy lifestyle and one can avoid stress and anxiety by doing so.