Quick Navigation


Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 28, 2017
Last Updated:

Summary of Diuresis

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Diuresis

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect diuresis
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
grade-c Minor - See study
Astragalus root appears to have diuretic properties with oral ingestion (0.3g/kg) in otherwise healthy persons.
grade-c Minor - See study
3g of the fruits or a water extract thereof appears to increase overall urine volume after a month of supplementation by around 200mL daily.
grade-c Minor - See study
There appears to be an increased urge to urinate following supplementation of yohimbine
grade-c - - See study
Despite both traditional usage and rat studies, the lone study assessing the diuretic effects of 10g of the fresh leaves has failed to find any effect.
grade-d Notable - See study
Urine volume has been noted to be increased by 34%, which is fairly notable as it outperforms other nutraceuticals
grade-d Minor - See study
May have diuretic effects, although not to a remarkable degree.
grade-d Minor - See study
A pilot study has been conducted with dandelion showing efficacy, but overall urine output and comparisons to other drugs have not been undergone.