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HRI Herbal Medicine


Suitable for Vegetarians


HRI Water Balance™ is a traditional herbal medicinal product that contains dandelion, uva-ursi leaf, and buchu. Combined, these ingredients have uniquely effective and rapid effects on water retention and associated symptoms.

HRI Water Balance™ water retention tablets are used for quick relief from bloating and the discomfort of water retention. This can happen when the body stores excess water instead of passing it out naturally through urine and sweat. This may be due to hormonal imbalances, excess salt intake and/or circulatory concerns.

Signs of water retention include swollen hands, ankles, or abdomen, which often occur around menstruation, in the hot summer months, or after long periods of immobility, such as on long flights.

HRI Water Balance is a powerful blend of three active extracts - all of which are traditionally used for water retention and bloating relief to restore natural balance:

  • Dandelion tablets are used to safely reduce water retention and provide relief from swelling caused by bloating
  • Uva ursi's benefits include maintaining the functioning of the bladder and urinary tract
  • Buchu leaf is a powerful antioxidant that is used to rid the body of excess water retention to ease swollen ankles

Water Balance™ has been given THR (Traditional Herbal Registration) status by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).

Directions: As a food supplement, take two tablets of HRI Water Balance twice a day after meals. Can be taken continually, but if symptoms worsen or persist after one week, speak to your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner. Please read the patient information leaflet.

Do not take HRI Water Balance:

  • If you are allergic to Dandelion herb or root, Uva-ursi leaf extract, Buchu leaf extract, plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family such as daisies, marigolds or artichokes, or any of the other ingredients
  • If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, please contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If you are under the age of 18 years or elderly
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • If you have any obstructions or inflammation (cholangitis) of the bile ducts, any other biliary diseases, any liver problems, gallstones, or a peptic ulcer
  • If you have diabetes or heart/kidney failure or a condition where a reduced fluid is recommended e.g. heart/kidney disease
  • While you are taking other diuretic medicines.

While taking: 

  • If you get a fever, spasms, pain on going to the toilet or blood in your urine you should see your doctor
  • Your urine may go a greenish-brown colour, do not worry about this.

Like all medicines, this one can cause side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and stomach aches, which have been reported if Uva-ursi leaf is taken. The frequency is not known.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other qualified healthcare practitioner. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card.
Scheme at: By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information.on the safety of this medicine

Each coated tablet contains 100mg of Dandelion herb with root (Taraxacum officinale F. H. Wigg), 9.70 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Uva-ursi leaf (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi L.) (equivalent to 29-58 mg of Uva-ursi leaf) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 50% v/v and 11.25 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Buchu leaf (Agathosma betulina L.) (equivalent to 30-60 mg of Buchu leaf) Extraction solvent: water. Each tablet also contains 160 mg of sucrose. Other Ingredients: Tablet Core (calcium hydrogen phosphate, sucrose, spray dried acacia, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silicon dioxide); Tablet Coating  (sucrose, calcium carbonate, purified talc, shellac, spray dried acacia, beeswax, carnauba wax, black iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide (E171).

What is HRI Water Balance? 
HRI Water Balance is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve symptoms of mild water retention, based on traditional use only. The product has been given THR (Traditional Herbal Registration) status by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).

What are the signs of water retention? 
Water retention occurs when the body stores some water instead of passing it out naturally through the urine and sweat. Signs of water retention include swollen hands, ankles, or abdomen, and they often occur around the time of menstruation or due to long periods of immobility (e.g. long flights).

Are Water Balance tablets safe?
HRI Water Balance is a UK licensed THR herbal medicine (licence number THR 14404/0003) and is safe to take at the recommended dose. Always read the leaflet and label before use.

Is HRI Water Balance a diuretic? 
The natural diuretic properties of dandelion root and leaf in HRI Water Balance herbal water retention tablets, in particular, can help restore your body's natural water balance and relieve your symptoms.

What happens if you forget to take HRI Water Balance?
If you forget to take HRI Water Balance continue to take your usual dose at the usual time. It does not matter if you have missed a dose, just take the next dose at the right time. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What is the size of the HRI Water Balance tablets?
HRI Water Balance tablets are 10mm in diameter, have a dark blue or green colour, and have a smooth coating.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. Do not exceed the daily dose.  If pregnant, or breastfeeding, or if you are taking medication, or on medical care, consult your physician prior to use.  While we work to ensure that product information on our website is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists.  Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our website.  All information about the products on our website is provided for information purposes only. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented on our website.  Please always read the labels, warnings, and directions provided with the product before using or consuming a product.  In the event of any safety concerns or for any other information about a product please carefully read any instructions provided on the label or packaging and contact the manufacturer.  Content on this site is not intended to substitute for advice given by medical practitioner, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.  Information and statements about products are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.  The customer reviews are only moderated for offensive content – they should not be regarded as medical or health advice; no reliance should therefore be placed on them; and they are not endorsed by Victoria Health. If you have any health problems or questions regarding the suitability of any product please contact a health professional. Products are not medicinal unless otherwise stated. Victoria Health accepts no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products by manufacturers or other third parties. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Product Code: HRI0001