Pineapple, Buko Juice and Other Natural Diuretics

A diuretic is a substance that acts as aid for many medical conditions by enhancing urination. While there are pharmaceutical diuretics, there are also natural diuretics popular for some disorder.

Furosemide, spirinolactone and hydroclorothiazide are some examples of diuretic drugs. While these are usually employed for edema associated with heart failure and liver conditions, these diuretics also help in lowering high blood levels as through urination, pressure is also reduced.  Diuretics remove excess water, eliminate toxins and therefore clean the body.   Pharmaceutical types of diuretics maybe intended for serious conditions. However, there are also natural diuretics that are used in traditional medicine. The following are 7 popular natural diuretics:


(Ananas comosus)

Pineapple as a fruit contains a lot of nutrients as vitamin A, the B-complex (thiamin, pyridoxin, riboflavin). It contains folate and some minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Pineapple has an antioxidant property since fresh types of this fruit is rich in vitamin C. It also contains the proteolytic enzyme bromelain which digest protein. Bromelain helps in treating indigestion. More to this, it also has anti-clotting, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory property.

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As a diuretic, pineapple juice has been known to lower hypertension. Individuals usually buy a can of Del Monte pineapple juice or take one glass of fresh pineapple juice.

Cat’s whiskers

(Orthosiphon aristatus)

Also popular as balbas pusa and Java tea, Cat’s whiskers is listed in the Philippine pharmacopeia as herbal remedy for urinary tract infection due to its antibacterial components. It is grown in Southeast Asia and in Northern Australia. Used in traditional medicine, Cat’s whiskers is known as cure for rheumatism, gout, hypertension and stimulant for urine production. Only the leaves of Cat’s whiskers are utilized since the other parts of the plant are cited to be poisonous.

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The German commission E. monograph that serves as a therapeutic guide to herbal medicines approves Cat’s whiskers for urinary tract infections and for kidney and bladder stones.

For the treating hypertension and kidney stones, leaves are brewed as a tea. Hypertensive people drink a cup of it once a day. On the other hand, individuals suffering from urinary stones, drink the cat’s whiskers tea three times daily. As cure for UTI, kidney stones and bladder stones, cat whisker’s is incorporated with other herbs.

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  1. useful share

  2. Brilliantly helpful

  3. Nice one Phoenix cheers

  4. Helpful and informative post. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very good health subject matter. Thanks

  6. Great stuff.

  7. Useful info I do not know. Great job! :-)

  8. Very useful. Good to know.

  9. There are plenty of those foods in the Philippines.

  10. well done, Phoenix, many informaton gained thru this post.
    Some names are new to me, for example banaba which sounds like typo error of banana, hehe

  11. Thanks for all the alternative treatment information.

  12. good, keep continue

  13. very good share thanks for this

  14. Picture pa lang, gamot na..LOl Very helpful info.

  15. great written

  16. Liked it! The cat whiskers plant look interesting. Nice share

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