Chronic Dehydration Remedies

| Modified on Apr 03, 2023
Grapefruit Juice for Dehydration.

Water plays an important part of the overall function of the body and can cause significant health concerns when lacking. Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the body loses more fluid that what is being taken in. During a state of dehydration, the body has insufficient water and fluids to complete its normal functions. In addition to acute dehydration – that occurring from a severe health condition or environmental issue – chronic dehydration affects a number of individuals daily and is described as not drinking enough water daily. Both acute and chronic dehydration can cause significant health concerns.

Natural remedies like a pinch of sea salt in water, electrolytes and grapefruit juce are all excellent for dehydration.

Symptoms of Dehydration

Aside from just feeling thirsty, dehydration presents a number of additional symptoms.

Common symptoms of both acute and chronic dehydration include dry mouth, tiredness or lethargy, decreased urination and no tears. Additional symptoms of dehydration include headache, dry skin, constipation, dizziness and lightheadedness.

What Causes Dehydration?

Dehydration occurs when a lack of water is present in the body compared to what is being consumed throughout the day. In essence, the body’s equilibrium is off and the system literally “dries out.” Several factors may contribute to insufficient water intake including busyness, sickness, and lack of access to water. Additional causes of dehydration have more to do with an increase of the amount of water the body is excreting such as sickness including diarrhea or vomiting, fever, excessive sweating and increased urination.

Chronic Dehydration Remedies

Whatever the causes of dehydration, the condition can be treated using many natural remedies that replenish the body’s need for liquid and enhance the body’s ability to absorb liquid.

Effective treatment options, as reported by Earth Clinic readers below, include asparagus, magnesium, and sea salt.

Each of these has special properties that aid the body’s absorption of water. Additional options include coconut water and watermelon, which are both absorbed more rapidly into the cells replenishing liquid faster. To remedy dehydration and prevent further episodes, sugar should also be limited in the diet.

Continue reading below to learn which remedies helped Earth Clinic readers with dehydration and let us know what worked for you!

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Posted by Spelldreams (Montreal, Qc) on 01/13/2013

Asparagus will help water absorption.

Coconut Water

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Posted by Amanda (Kochi, Japan) on 05/07/2012

Coconut water for dehydration!!! I was suffering dizzy spells from jet leg and tried it and felt almost immediate relief!!! Amazing!!!

Replied by Teriinttown
(Tacoma, Wa)

I agree with the previous post. Coconut water seems to be more rapidly absorbed by the cells.

Grapefruit Juice

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Posted by Lora (Missouri) on 08/14/2020


I dehyrated with the Covid. A lady told us to use Grapefruit juice. About 1 cup every 2 hours. It worked when nothing else would.

Replied by Holly
(Toronto, Canada)

Great to know that grapefruit juice worked for your dehydration Lora, but I would like to let anyone who may use this to hydrate to please remember that grapefruit juice interacts with many medications, so you may want to check for that first.

Hydration Tips

Posted by Joy (Battleground) on 08/16/2013

Balance is the key to hydration. I learned the hard way. Calcium doesn't go into the cells without magnesium, magnesium helps the body with sugar and homones. Lots of minerals make up the hydration balance and if one is out of balance then it doesn't work properly.

Too much sugar and you pee a lot while the body dumps sugar..... Not enough salt or magnesium and the water doesn't stay in place, too much salt and the water gets stuck and you swell up. Not enough potassium and you feel dizzy, then there are the trace minerals... get them out of balance and you don't feel well.

Stress causes the body to take your resources and make cortisol so you can run from the bear, then you feel drained. It can be a party or vacation that causes stress signals to drain you.

Sea Salt

Posted by John (Plymouth, Ma) on 08/05/2011

Hello, Put 1/4 teaspoon of either sea salt, Himalayan sat or Celtic salt in a quart of water... Drink 2 or more quarts a day... These salts are the only kind to consume... Regular table salt is heated to 1200 degrees and they loose 80 minerals and trace elments... These are minerals that are necessary to your overall health.. You will not hold water taking this kind of salt... You will feel the difference after drinking just one glass of this water.. It will optimize your health and you will no longer be dehydrated...

Best of health...


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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/21/2020 430 posts

I stopped having indigestion, acid reflux and the aggravation of a hiatal hernia after an old farmer told me to drink two glasses of water. I was not a water drinker so it initially gagged me but I got them down and that was the last time I had any sign of such things after 20+ years of dealing with it every day unless I simply didn't eat anything. Hence, my fascination with and exploration of dehydration. Two glasses of water. It hasn't failed anyone I've ever told.

Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) on 05/05/2013

Hi, would you make the work of this amazing humanitarian doctor available under dehydration. I see not mention of the Water Cure in this area and it needs to be. His name is Dr. F. Batmaghelidj, he has passed but not his web site, Thanks!


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Posted by Ladyj (Israel) on 08/08/2013

Watermelon for dehydration. I just did a liver cleanse with a lot of salt water and became almost completely dehydrated. I began drinking water and it poured through me. Then I ate a green apple and it continued. Then I ate watermelon and now I'm just beginning to retain and hold the water back in. WATERMELON WORKS!! :o)