The kidneys are the vapor organs of the urinary tract that are responsible for eliminating toxins from our bodies.
Every day about 200 L of blood passes through our kidneys to clear it of poisons and toxins.
The kidneys also produce important hormones: erythropoietin (which stimulates the production of red blood cells), renin (which regulates blood pressure) and calcitriol (the active form of vitamin D).
There is already a natural mechanism of kidney cleansing in our body. If you consume enough liquid in the form of water, tea, etc., your kidneys will clean themselves.
Often, kidney cleansing involves some alternative products that help detoxify the kidney, improve their function and prevent kidney stones. There are several types of kidney cleanse. Recipes that include herbs, vitamins and certain types of foods.
In this article we will introduce you 9 best herbs for kidney cleansing. But do not forget to drink a lot of water while taking any of these herbs, it is important for your kidneys to have lots of water that can work with. Because remember, those herbs are diuretics.
Chanca piedra is used for various disorders of the urinary tract including infections, pain and swelling (inflammation), kidney stones, and discharge from the urethra or vagina. It is also used for digestive tract disorders including gas, loss of appetite, stomachache, intestinal infections, constipation, and dysentery.
Easiest way to take chanca piedra is as a tea. It is totally safe.
Hydrangea is a shrub. It grows in eastern and north-central parts of the United States. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine.
People use hydrangea for bladder infections, prostate infections, enlarged prostate, kidney stones, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Hydrangea might also be unsafe when used in large amounts.
The chemicals in hydrangea may cause increased urine output, which could help some urinary tract problems.
Hydrangea root is available as a capsule. It is only recommended to take for a few days.
Solidago or Goldenrod
Goldenrod is a medicinal plant that grows in dry and light forests, on forest clearings and high rocks of mountains. It is widespread throughout Europe, but has spread to Asia and America.
Goldenrod tea is a great tool when there is something wrong with water metabolism. Primarily when it comes to kidneys.
Goldenrod extracts are obtained in pharmacies under various names and in various combinations.
Gravel Root is a perennial native to the meadows, woodlands, and lowlands of Europe and eastern North America. It blooms in midsummer.
It is useful for kidney problems, urinary difficulties and gravel, dropsy, rheumatism and neuralgia. Used primarily for kidney stones or gravel, it is also of benefit in the treatment of cystitis, dysuria and urethritis. It is also used in pelvic inflammatory disease.
However, not everything in this plants is healthy. It also contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids which may cause liver damage, cancer and birth defects.
Plants from the Barberry family such as Uva-ursi (often called bearberry) have historically been used for medical purposes. The plant contains glycoside arbutin, which has antimicrobial properties and also acts as a mild diuretic. It is used for urinary tract problems such as cystitis, and as an aid to expel kidney stones.
Because the bearberry has become synonymous with the plant for urinary tract problems, many use it for bacterial urinary tract infections, which often does not produce satisfactory results.
The bearberry leaf contains a lot of tannins, and in some people with sensitive stomach, consuming tea causes nausea and vomiting. You can reduce this problem by mixing bearberries with birch and herringbone.
Pregnant women and children should not to consume bearberry tea.
We find horsetail widespread in temperate climates, sandy terrain, and fields. Its stem has medicinal properties that cause this plant to harvest in the summer, after which it dries.
The green stalk of the field horsetail is used in the treatment of kidney disease and inflammation of the urinary tract, and acts as a preventative measure against kidney stones.
Polish horsetail has a diuretic effect, that is, it removes excess fluid from the body, which helps it to remove the accumulated bacteria in the urethra and bladder.
Most people take it as a tea.
Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is a perennial herb that’s native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. It’s been used as a folk remedy for thousands of years to treat digestive, respiratory, and also skin conditions.
Marshmallow root has the potential to act as a diuretic. Diuretics help the body to flush out excess fluid. This helps to cleanse the kidneys and the bladder.
Its healing powers are due in part to the mucilage it contains. It’s typically consumed in capsule, tincture, or tea form and it’s also used in skin products and cough syrups.
Celery, and especially celery root, is a medicinal herb of excellent taste and aroma that we use to cook soups.
It is an excellent organism cleaner that has a strong diuretic effect and also helps to cough up the thick pus resulting from some bacterial infections of the respiratory tract. It is an excellent helper for people who have digestive problems and bloating problems.
Celery root is rich in potassium, folic acid and fiber.
Celery root oxidizes very quickly after peeling, so it needs to be soaked in water with lemon juice or just soaked in juice. You can grate it with salads, cooked chicken seasoned with yogurt dressing with some lemon juice, chopped capers and boiled eggs.
Dandelion is an herb that is native to Europe. It is also found throughout mild climates of the northern hemisphere.
People use dandelion for conditions such as swelling (inflammation) of the tonsils (tonsillitis), infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs), and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Take it as a tea, syrup or capsule.
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