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Home Remedies for Ascites

Ascites is a bodily disorder where fluid builds up in the abdomen and may result in swelling, chest pain and shortness of breath. The most common cause of ascites is cirrhosis of the liver. Drinking too much alcohol is one of the most common causes of cirrhosis of the liver. Different types of cancer can also cause this condition. Ascites caused by cancer most often occur with advanced or recurrent cancer. Ascites may also be caused by other problems such as heart conditions, dialysis, low protein levels, and infection.

Home Remedies

There are several home remedies that can provide relief from ascites are listed below:

Epsom Salts Bath:

Epsom salts detoxify the body and soothe the swollen legs that are usually seen during ascites. They reduce the swelling and relax you. The magnesium ions in Epsom salts can be absorbed through the skin and assist the body in many of its metabolic functions.

How To Used: Add the Epsom salt to the water and mix well. Soak your feet in this water for 15 to 20 minutes.

Fenugreek Seeds:

Fenugreek is one of the best forms of home treatment for abdomen-related issues. It has hepatoprotective and anti-cancer effects. It reduces inflammation and helps in eliminating free radicals that are causing damage inside the body.

How To Used:
  1.   Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight.
  2.   The next morning, mix the seeds and water and strain the liquid through a muslin cloth or strainer.
  3.   Drink this liquid to keep yourself healthy.

Garlic Juice:

People suffering from ascites can greatly benefit from Garlic. Regular use of garlic can help to reduce the bloating and tenderness associated with ascites. Garlic is also said to possess anti-cancer properties.

How To Used:
  1.   Chop the garlic and use a garlic press to extract the juice.
  2.   Drink half a tablespoon of garlic juice on an empty stomach.
  3.   If you don’t have a garlic press, chop the garlic fine and swallow with a few ounces of water.


Ginger, being a diuretic, removes excess water from the body through urine. It has potential as a home remedy for treating edema. It also works as an antitumorigenic agent on the cancer-associated ascites tumor cells.

How To Used:
  1.   Crush the ginger slightly and put it in the cup of hot water. Steep for five to seven minutes.
  2.   Strain the water and add a dash of honey.
  3.   Drink this ginger tea while it is still warm.

Bitter Gourd:

Regular consumption of bitter gourd root juice gives instant relief from ascetic soreness. It is beneficial for treating liver disorders because of its tonic and antibilious properties.

How To Used:
  1.   Peel the bitter gourd and remove the seeds.
  2.   Cut it into small pieces and grind to a paste. Extract the juice from this paste.
  3.   Dilute about 30ml of the bitter gourd juice with water and drink it.

Buckthorn Roots:

Buckthorn root hasshave diuretic and laxative agents that help treat ascites effectively.

How To Used:Ingest the buckthorn root with water, preferably in the morning hours.

Prevention of Ascites

Certain steps to help you avoid cirrhosis of the liver and cancer can prevent ascites. These include:

  •   Stop drinking alcohol.
  •   Exercise regularly.
  •   Stop smoking.
  •   Limit salt in your diet.
  •   Maintain a healthy weight.
  •   Practice safe sex to decrease your chance of getting hepatitis.
  •   Do not use recreational drugs to decrease your chance of getting hepatitis.