Herbal/Natural Diuretics

Since diuretic drugs are known to cause side effects, it is better to choose a natural diuretic that does not cause any side effects. Some of the natural diuretics are discussed below:

Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion leaves have been used for a long time due to their diuretic properties. Dandelion leaves not only provide a diuretic effect but are also nutritious and contain potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Dandelion with UvaUrsi

Dandelion leaf can be combined with another herb and used as a combination to treat several health conditions. Studies have claimed that dandelion leaf in combination with UvaUrsi is known to treat symptoms of bladder infection and kidney problems.


Parsley is considered to be one of the best natural diuretics available. The main function of Parsley is due to its aquaretic effect, which means it can remove the fluid build-up from the tissues without altering the electrolytes.

Butcher’s broom

Butcher’s broom extract is a powerful diuretic and also contains anti-inflammatory effects. It has been extensively used to treat leg edema from chronic venous insufficiency caused by varicose veins.

Nigella sativa

Also called the black cumin is known for its diuretic effects. They are known to increase the frequency of urination and can alter the electrolyte levels since they tend to reduce sodium and potassium levels.


The Hibiscus sabdariffa plant is effective in providing diuretic effects and also retains the potassium levels. A tea is made from the hibiscus flower which when consumed provides the diuretic effects.


Caffeine is known to provide a mild diuretic effect when they are consumed in the form of tea or coffee. Caffeine is found in several energy drinks.