The Best Natural Remedies for Your Kidneys

· December 8, 2015
Your kidneys are vital organs in your body, and in today's article we'll be looking at all sort of natural remedies for your kidneys.

The main function of the kidneys is to eliminate waste from the body (or, more accurately, from the blood) via the urine. If we imagine that the kidneys are a filter for the impurities, then it’s quite logical that they would need to be cleaned once in a while. Not only so they can continue their work, but also so that we feel better on the inside. Find out some natural remedies for your kidneys in today’s article.

A healthy diet to clean the kidneys

It isn’t necessary to undergo some costly or complicated treatment. You simply need to begin eating better to ensure that your kidneys are clean and healthy. A balanced diet is very important for the body in general and, in regards to the kidneys, it helps to avoid an excess of accumulated toxins.

It’s important to consume fewer quantities of refined sugars, fats and white flour, above all if you have high cholesterol or diabetes. Vegetable oils such as olive oil are a great source of good oils or fats. You should seek out whole grain flours and brown or raw sugar, honey or even stevia to sweeten things.

The outline of two human kidneys.

You should also avoid alcohol, sodas, coffee and processed juices, since these can have damaging effects on your renal health. At the same time, try to eliminate all foods that contain too much sodium (such as sausages, canned foods and fast food) and try to cook at home instead of eating out. Another practical tip is not to put the salt shaker on the table so that you aren’t “tempted.”

Medicinal remedies for your kidneys

As is the case with a treatment for weight loss, a good diet is not always enough. You need other activities as well. In the case of cleaning your kidneys, there are many herbal remedies for your kidneys, which will help eliminate all the bad toxins which have accumulated in the body.

Those which should be included in your daily infusions are those with anti-inflammatory properties which work through the urinary tract. In addition to that, those with diuretic effects which will help with the removal of urine and, along with it, the toxins.

It is good to remember though that if you suffer from a grave or chronic illness of the kidneys you should not use these medicinal herbs or at least note before consulting with a doctor which specializes in kidneys (a nephrologist).

The herbs which will help to clean the kidneys are:

Chanca piedra or stonebreaker (Phyllanthus niruri)

The first of our remedies for your kidneys originates in Peru. The Incas used it to treat all types of infections of the kidneys and bladder. It is a diuretic plant, helps control blood pressure, lowers the levels of glucose in the blood and can break up kidney stones. It also has positive effects in the liver.

Parsley

This is a herb used frequently in cooking. This plant has many medicinal properties, among them the ability to cleanse the kidneys due to its diuretic effect. It reduces the accumulation of toxins and improves the health of the urinary tract in general. Try to consume as much parsley as possible, either raw or, alternatively, you can even prepare an infusion with a pinch of its characteristic leaves.

Read more: Parsley’s Properties for Healthy Kidneys

A bunch of parsley.

Celery

Not only the plant but also its seeds are very good for their diuretic actions. It will help promote the production of urine and help the kidneys to work better.

Goldenrod (Solidago)

In another of our remedies for your kidneys, we’ll now take a look at goldenrod. This is a plant which originated in the Americas and was used by the native peoples to help improve the health of their urinary tract, since it detoxes the kidneys and also the bladder. At the same time, it also enables the toning of the urinary tract.

The goldenrod has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Because of that it’s an excellent aid to clean the kidneys and also the entire body in general.

Hydrangea

The root of this plant is one of the best remedies for your kidneys. It can be used to clean the kidneys in a natural way and can also be used to improve the health of your bladder.

Tea made from hydrangea root is one of the many recipes used to eliminate kidney stones because it helps to soften the borders of the stones (the part that scrapes and causes pain) and it helps to remove through urination.

Furthermore, it enables a better metabolism of calcium which lessens the probability of forming kidney stones.

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Farmers and gardeners consider this to be a “weed”, but don’t throw it out if it starts to grow in your garden. Horsetail  has many medicinal properties. It is a diuretic that favors the production of urine and fights water retention.

It is also rich in antioxidants that protect the health of your kidneys, and can be taken in infusions.

Horsetail plant and tea.

Dandelion

This is another plant which is considered to be a weed but in reality it contains a great quantity of beneficial properties in its yellow and orange flowers. Dandelion has diuretic properties and contributes to the elimination of both liquids and toxins. It also improves the liver and kidney health in general.

Birch

In reality this is a tree not a plant, but it’s worth taking note of, because its bark offers some interesting properties to help care for the kidneys. It has been used for many years to reduce inflammation in the urinary tract. To consume it you need to make an infusion with its bark and leaves.

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

The root of this plant can be very useful in improving the health of your urinary tract. It is an ideal diuretic to eliminate waste products that can accumulate in the kidney by stimulating urination.

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

This plant is often use for urinary infections. It is an astringent which can help to cleanse the urinary tract and the kidneys.

See also: Can You Treat An Urinary Tract Infections Quickly And Naturally?

Red clover

A red clover plant.

This plant helps to stimulate metabolic activity and clean impurities from the blood which would end up in the kidneys. In addition to that, it strengthens the liver and helps to detoxify the body. It is also used to alleviate symptoms related to menopause.

Bagnis, C. I., Deray, G., Baumelou, A., Le Quintrec, M., & Vanherweghem, J. L. (2004). Herbs and the kidney. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2004.02.009