The kidneys are one of those parts of the body where most people don’t think of until something goes wrong. The kidneys are essential. It eliminates waste and toxins from the blood.
They clean approximately 200 quarts a day and eliminate about 2 quarts of your urine. The kidneys also help in the regulation of the blood pressure, and it increases red blood cell production, and synthesize vitamin D.
Kidney cleansing is a popular method to keep the kidneys healthy. We will talk about nine different herbs that are used to clean the kidneys, and, in the end, we will give you a gift. The number three is typical in floral arrangements.
Who knew it could help with kidney stones? The number five is not only incredibly healthy, but it is a versatile vegetable used in the kitchen.
1. Chanca Piedra
Chanca Piedra is an herb found in South American with clinical trials that support the claims. It is believed that the “stone breaker” helps with kidney stones. It is not known whether it relaxes the urethra, removes fragments of stones, or increases calcium levels. However, it seems to work.
Most people take Chanca piedra as tea. It is believed to be generally safe to drink.
Goldenrod is used to detoxify the kidneys and tone the urinary tract. Clinical tests in animals suggest that the goldenrod can reduce inflammation, fight infections, and is a diuretic.
Active plants include Solidago species, not Verbascum densiflorum. If you are allergic to chrysanthemums, marigolds, ragweed, and others, you should avoid taking goldenrod.
Goldenrod is often taken as a tincture or drink as a tea.
3. Hydrangea Root
Hydrangea root is a solvent and can soften the irregular edges of kidney stones. It also helps the body use calcium properly. Trials are ongoing on the efficacy of hydrangea root and autoimmune diseases, arthritis, and diabetes. Hydrangea root is commonly available as dried roots or tinctures in capsules.
It is believed that it is safe to take it for a few days, but not in the long term. The dose should be less than 2 grams at a go.
Horsetail is a diuretic and antioxidant. Horsetail is known to reduce bladder and kidney stones, reduce edema, help with incontinence, and cure urinary infections. It may also be helpful to support the kidneys. It is usually taken as a capsule or drink as a tea.
Thiaminase is a component of chemical found in horsetail that breaks down the thiamine vitamin. Prolonged use may lead to thiamine deficiency. Be sure that the horsetail comes from Equisetum hyemale, Equisetum telmateia, or Equisetum arvense. Equisetum palustre is also known to be toxic to cattle.
5. Celery root
Celery seeds and celery root (celery) are diuretics. Diuretics can help eliminate the kidneys, and celery root is considered stimulant to the kidneys because it contains sodium and potassium.
Celery root is edible and fantastic nutritious or taken as an extract or capsule. It is also useful for reducing stiff joints, fighting colon cancer, and balancing blood levels in people with anemic. It also helps with the digestion system and regular bowel movements.
If you are allergic to celery, do not use root or celery seeds.
6. Gravel Root
Joe Pye’s weed or gravel root is also known as kidney root due to its long connection with kidney health. Euparin is contained in gravel root, and this solvent has potent activity against harmful organisms and can serve as protection against kidney infections. It is also used for urinary infections, gout, and kidney stones.
However, it contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can cause liver damage, cancer, and congenital disabilities. If you make use of gravel root, look for “hepatotoxic PA free” on the label. Otherwise, it is considered insecure.
Uva-ursi, also known as bearberry, is an astringent that soothes and tones the urinary tract and has evidence of the cleanliness of the kidneys. It has been used as a widespread cure for infections. A clinical trial in the United Kingdom shows that ibuprofen and grape-ursi have relieved mild and uncomplicated urinary infections without the use of antibiotics.
Grape-ursi is usually taken as a capsule or drink as a tea. Uva ursi is dangerous in large doses or in the long term.
8. Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root can soothe the tissues of the urinary tract and can be used as a flavoring. It is a mild diuretic and is known to calm mucous membranes. Marshmallow root is common in herbal remedies, and it seems to have many health benefits. It fights inflammation and also has antibacterial properties.
If used as a kidney cleanser, tea is probably the most effective way. Marshmallow root is considered safe.
9. Dandelion Root
Dandelions are nutritious and have significant health benefits. Dandelion root is a diuretic, and its plant is full of antioxidants that prevent cell damage. As a secondary benefit, it fights inflammation and helps control blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol.
Please take it as a capsule, tincture, or tea. Dandelion root is possibly safe in medicinal quantities and considered as safe as food. If you are allergic to dandelion, ragweed, daisies, chrysanthemums, and marigolds, do not use this renal cleanser.
Here is the gift herb. Parsley is not just for decorating. Chew it to freshen your breath and eat it as a diuretic. It is incredibly high in vitamin K. Do not take parsley when taking blood thinners due to the content of vitamin K.
Take these herbs in moderation as some may not be safe in large doses. Some of these, such as dandelions, grow in your garden and can become a tasty salad and healthy tea. Just don’t spray with herbicides and pesticides first!
The final advice is to drink a lot of water while taking any of these herbs so that your kidneys have plenty of water to work.