The Therapeutic Term Diuretic- Two Oils That Have This Action

6:00 AM Posted by Jo Pedranti


The term diuretic means an increased production, secretion and flow of urine caused by an agent such as an essential oil. Essential oils with diuretic actions are considered alteratives. They cleanse and purify the blood by supporting the body's natural elimination response by stimulating the five systems of elimination:
  • the kidney
  • the skin
  • the bowel
  • the lungs
  • the lymphatic system

The following two oils have diuretic actions:

Black pepper, piper nigrum
Black pepper should be used only two weeks at a time and the three weeks off before using it again. Black pepper should be avoided with homeopathics. It could be contraindicated with other substances. It can also be a dermal irritant if used undiluted on the skin. Avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is also a mucus membrane irritant. Make sure you perform a skin patch test.


Cedarwood, Cedrus atlantica
Cedarwood is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding. A skin patch test is required.
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2 comments:

  1. Rightthinker said...

    I just love your blog, Jo! You impart so much wisdom and knowledge of natural health, that is so lacking today!

    I love the new blog header, as well!

    God Bless, and thanks for the insightful post!

  2. Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

    Thanks for your wonderful words Andrea!