Top 10 Herbs for Kidney Cleansing


kidney herbal remediesThe kidneys are charged with the responsibility of eliminating waste and toxic substances from the body. The kidneys are bean-shaped and located on the posterior side of the abdomen. The kidneys work along other vital organs to control blood pressure, increase production of red blood cells, and synthesize vitamin D. To support the function of your kidneys, you should drink plenty of water, engage in regular exercises and consume a healthy diet.

For improved cleansing functions, here are top 10 herbs for your kidneys:

1. Dandelion Root

Dandelion is considered as an annoying herb, but studies have shown that extracts from its roots and leaves come with health benefits. In particular, dandelion roots act as a diuretic and enhances the removal of waste and toxic substances from the body. Dandelion root has been used for thousands of years in China as medicine and in beverages across Asia.

2. Parsley

Parsley is loaded with several vital vitamins, including vitamin C, B-12, A and K. This means it improves the immune system while helping elimination of excess fluids along with toxins and waste. In addition, parsley has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce joint pain. It also contains oxalates, vital for addressing problems linked to kidneys and gallbladder.

3. Marshmallow Root

Traditionally, marshmallow was used in treating various health issues, including inflammation, muscle pain and sprains. It has soothing effect that helps inflamed or irritated tissues of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory organs. It is a common ingredient in many health products as a colon detoxifier. It is gaining popularity in kidney care formulas as it increases the secretion and flow of urine as a diuretic. It can also help prevent kidney stones.

4. Golden Rod

Goldenrod has been used extensively by many Native American tribes thanks to its ability to boost urinary tract health. According to researches goldenrod helps in detoxifying the kidneys by toning the urinary tract. In reference to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that goldenrod help treat bacteria infection and acute inflammation.

5. Chanca Piedra

Chianca piedra is commonly referred to as “stone breaker,” and has been a favorite in South America due to its ability to enhance kidney function. Its efficiency in promoting the removal of toxins and waste from the body has been proven in a number of clinical studies. Chianca piedra’s widespread among early Americanas has earned it a positive reputation in Ayurvedic medicine credit to its ability in promoting the health of the liver, kidney and gallbladder.

6. Gravel Root

Also known as Joe Pye weed, gravel root has a long history in traditional medicine by Native Americans and their colonialists for boosting urinary and kidney health. Its effectiveness has something to do with euparine, a solvent compound with the ability to fight harmful organisms. The presence of this compound makes many people believe it’s effectiveness in preventing infections in the gallbladder and the kidneys.

7. Urva-Ursi

Uva-ursi is also known as bearberry, an herb that has been used in many traditional cultures. It acts as an astringent that soothes and tones the urinary system for effective removal of waste and other toxic compounds. Several studies have shown that bearberry is effective in cleansing the kidneys.

8. Celery Root

Celery seeds and roots work as natural diuretics and have been used for centuries in treating various ailments and conditions associated with the kidneys and gallbladder. As diuretics, celery roots help in the removal of toxins by increasing urine output. It is also loaded with nutrients such as potassium and sodium which are considered as stimulating tonics for the kidney.

9. Hydrangea Root

Hydrangea root was commonly used by Native American and early settlers for treating bladder and kidney problems. As a solvent, hydrangea roots help to smooth the jagged edges of kidney stones. In addition, it helps proper absorption of calcium in the body, which prevents kidney stones.

10. Horsetail

Horsetail is a common herb that has been used in traditional medicines as a diuretic. It increases urine output which facilitates the removal of waste and harmful compounds from the body via kidneys. In addition, horsetail is loaded with antioxidants, essential for fighting free radicals which triggers inflammation. This makes it an ideal ingredient in many renal and kidney formulas. You can take horsetail as a tea or a capsule.

In Conclusion these 10 herbs are effective for kidney cleansing and including any in your diet can help prevent certain health issues that prevent the smooth removal of toxins and wastes from your body. You can find some supplements which combines many of these herbs together for effective cleansing of your kidneys and urinary system. Go for supplements that contain purest of these ingredients for better results and lowered risk of side effects or reactions. Always contact your doctor before trying these ingredients, especially if you are already on medication for treating kidney problems.

Author Bio: Ella James is an independent researcher and writer. She has contributed to many online websites related to general health and fitness. Her interests include reading and writing about day-to-day health, fitness, and skin care problems. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.









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7 thoughts on “Top 10 Herbs for Kidney Cleansing!”

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  2. Hi Marla,
    Kidney health is extremely important. I know several friends with serious kidney problems so I realize how important it is to care for them properly. I have been drinking a kidney herb tea blend to assist kidney cleansing. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable informationTop 10 Herbs for Kidney Cleansing with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thanks for sharing my article. I love being part of Healthy Happy Green & Natural blog hop. Marla

  3. Nancy Andres

    Thanks Marla for this informative blog about 10 herbs for kidney cleansing. I can count on you to provide thorough, researched content. Didn’t know about Uva-ursi/ bearberry. See, you taught m something new today. Saw you on the HHG&N Party Hop and will pin this great article! Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy,
      I am so glad to know that I taught you something valuable. LOL! Thanks Nancy for sharing my article. Have a healthy happy blessed week! Marla

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