The main function of the renal system is to eliminate waste from the body (more accurately, from the blood) via the urine. If we imagine that the kidneys are a filter for the impurities, we should also think that they also 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 how to clean out the toxins from your kidneys in this article.
A healthy diet to clean the kidneys
It is not necessary that you undergo some costly or complicated treatment. You simply need to begin eating better so that your kidneys are clean and healthy. A balanced diet is very important for the body in general and in regards to the renal system it helps to avoid an excess of accumulated toxins in the kidneys.
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.
You should also avoid alcohol, sodas, coffee and industrial 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 interesting tip is don’t put the salt shaker on the table so you are not “tempted.”
Medicinal herbs to clean the 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 it is very good to use herbs 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, and those also with diuretic effects which will help with the removal of urine and, along with that, 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)
This plant originates in Peru and is used to improve rental health. 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 breaks up kidney stones. It also has positive effects in the liver.
This is a spice used for cooking many recipes. This plant has many medicinal properties, among them are cleansing 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, raw or you can even prepare an infusion with a pinch of its characteristic leaves.
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 tone the kidneys, that is, to be healthier so they can work better.
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 and is therefore an excellent aid to cleaning the kidneys and also the entire body in general.
The root of this plant can be used to clean the kidneys in a natural way and can be used to improve the health of your bladder as well. 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 them by means of the urine. Further, it enables a better metabolism of calcium which lessens the probability of forming kidney stones.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
This is considered a “weed” to farmers and gardeners, but do not throw it out if it has grown among your flowers. Horsetail has many medicinal properties. For example, it is a diuretic that favors the production of urine and fights water retention. It is rich in antioxidants that protect the health of your kidneys. It can be consumed in infusions.
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.
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. It is rich in vitamin C. To consume it you need to make a decoction with its bark and leaves (make an infusion or tea with it).
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 tone the urinary tract and the kidneys.
This plant helps to stimulate metabolic activity, clean impurities from the blood which would end up in the kidneys, strengthen the liver and help to detoxify the body. It is also used to alleviate symptoms related to menopause.