8 Natural Remedies for Kidney Inflammation

To properly treat kidney inflammation, it's essential to follow the doctor's instructions. And, if you want to try any natural remedy, it would be best to first consult with an expert.
8 Natural Remedies for Kidney Inflammation
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 30 November, 2022

Along with the treatment prescribed by your doctor, to obtain relief in cases of kidney inflammation, it’s also very important to have good lifestyle habits, especially with regard to food and hydration, as both contribute to kidney health. There are also some natural remedies for kidney inflammation and we’ll look at this topic today.

To support daily hydration, some people believe that you can use certain natural remedies. Most of them are drinks that, in addition to hydrating and helping to eliminate retained fluids, also reduce inflammation, which provides some relief.

Natural remedies for kidney inflammation

Although there’s no scientific evidence to support the use of these remedies as an adjuvant treatment, according to popular wisdom, they could be useful when included in a healthy lifestyle that always takes into account the doctor’s indications.

A cup of tea.

1. Nettle infusion

According to popular beliefs, this drink would help to purify the body of toxins and protect the kidneys from pathogens that have left it vulnerable.



  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • When it reaches boiling point, add the nettle.
  • Cover it and let it infuse for 2-5 minutes (over a low heat).
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Drink it once it’s at room temperature.

2. Natural carrot juice

It’s believed that doing something as simple as drinking a glass of carrot juice a day could help relieve kidney inflammation. The carrot would provide vitamins and antioxidants that would strengthen and, at the same time, help to purify the kidney.

To enjoy a refreshing, diuretic, and medicinal drink, you can follow the following method that we’re going to share with you.


  • Carrots (2 or 3)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 glass of water (250 ml)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)


  • Wash and peel the carrots
  • Cut the carrots into slices
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until a smooth mixture is obtained.
  • Consume immediately

3. Cranberry juice

Cranberry juice is considered to have a purifying effect, capable of removing the toxins that cause kidney inflammation. Because of this, some people recommend consuming one or two glasses a day.

You can prepare a glass of juice every day (if possible, naturally and without any sweeteners). Remember that juices sold in supermarkets usually contain too many sugars and additives that, although tasty, aren’t good for your health, and even less so in cases of kidney inflammation.

4. Red grapes

Red grapes (and grapes in general) contain vitamins and antioxidants, contribute to good health, and many believe they help to relieve discomfort, such as kidney inflammation. To take advantage of them, it would be advisable to eat them regularly, all within a balanced diet.

5. Ginger infusion

Remedies for kidney inflammation.
One of the 8 natural remedies for kidney inflammation is ginger tea or infusion.

Ginger is a root that has the ability to inhibit prostaglandins, which can trigger inflammatory processes. Therefore, it has anti-inflammatory properties that would make it a useful natural remedy to relieve kidney inflammation.

Just prepare a cup of infusion with half a teaspoon of fresh ginger to take advantage of its benefits.

Note: ginger is a food that has some contraindications. Be sure you get informed about them before consuming it, in order to avoid potential adverse reactions.

Read more about ginger here: The Properties and Uses of Ginger

6. Lemon water

Lemon water (cold or hot) can help maintain good hydration and eliminate retained fluids. Therefore, it could be useful in obtaining relief in cases of kidney inflammation or any other kidney problem.

By itself, it won’t cure the problem nor will it be more effective than the doctor’s treatment, but if it’s included in a proper diet with adequate hydration, then it can contribute to overall well-being.

7. Quercetin

Quercetin is a flavonol found in fruits and vegetables. It can favor the purification of toxins and, as a result, relieve kidney inflammation. To take advantage of its benefits, the following foods should be included in the diet:

  • Garlic
  • Pears
  • Mangoes
  • Cherries
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Apples
  • Brussels sprouts

8. Parsley infusion for kidney inflammation

The taste may not be very pleasant, but parsley infusion is a very popular depurative remedy that, according to popular belief, could contribute to kidney health.


  • 1 teaspoon of parsley (5 g)
  • 1 liter of water


  • Bring the water to a boil
  • When you see that it has reached boiling point, add the 5 grams of parsley
  • Let it infuse for a few minutes
  • Consume once it’s lukewarm
Parsley infusion.

What to do in case of discomfort?

If you have been diagnosed with kidney inflammation and you feel discomfort, you should consult your doctor for advice as soon as possible. It isn’t recommended for you to resort to natural remedies first, as this could cause unwanted reactions, such as stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, among others.

Remember that none of these remedies should replace the prescribed medical treatment. However, they could be considered as a complement to be used in moderation, within the framework of a healthy lifestyle.

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