Also try organic parsley root tincture for water retention. It is great for the kidneys. I would also take organic burdock root tincture. The general dose for tinctures is about 60 drops 3 to 5 times a day. Be sure your tincture whether you make it or it is store bought (herbpharm is a good brand) is organic or wildcrafted and not using conventional and far less potent herbs with poor quality.