Diuretic herbs are actually aquaretics because they cause an increase in urine while retaining electrolytes. This is in contrast to synthetic diuretics which have a negative effect on electrolyte metabolism.
Aquaretic herbs clear excess water through increased levels of glomerular filtration in the kidneys. They raise blood flow to the kidneys without increasing sodium and chloride resorption. Thus they do not deplete electrolytes in the body.
Benefits of aquaretic herbs: