Kidneys are one of those parts of the body that most people don’t believe of until something gets right. In fact, the kidneys are very crucial. They extract from blood waste and toxins.
They wash about 200 quarters a day and remove about 2 quarters that you pee out afterwards. Also kidneys assistance control blood pressure, boost the production of red blood cells, and synthesize vitamin D.
Kidney cleansing is a common technique of maintaining good kidneys. We will address nine distinct herbs that are used to cleanse the kidney and in summary we will offer you a freebie. Number three in flower arrangements is prevalent.
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Uva-ursi or bearberry is an astringent that soothes and tones the urinary tracts and has evidence for cleansing the kidneys. It has been used as a folk cure for infections. A clinical trial in the UK shows that ibuprofen and uva-ursi have alleviated mild, uncomplicated UTIs without use of antibiotics.
Uva-ursi is generally taken as a tea or capsule. Uva ursi is not safe in large doses or long-term.
2. Celery Root
Celery seeds and celery root (celeriac) are diuretics. Diuretics may help flush out kidney and celery root is considered stimulating for the kidneys because it contains potassium and sodium.
Celery root is edible and incredibly nutritious or take as an extract or capsule. It also useful in reducing stiff joints, fights colon cancer, and balances blood levels in anemic people. It also helps with digestion and regular bowel movements.
If you are allergic to celery, don’t use celery root or seeds.
3. Chanca Piedra
Chanca Piedra is a South American herb with clinical trials that support the claims. “Stone breaker” is thought to help with kidney stones. Whether it relaxes the urethra, washes out stone fragments, or increases passing of calcium is unknown. However, it does appear to work.
Most people take chanca piedra as a tea. It is thought to be generally safe.
4. Hydrangea Root
Hydrangea root is a solvent and may smooth the ragged edges of kidney stones and also helps the body use calcium properly. There are ongoing trials on the efficacy of hydrangea root and autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and arthritis. Hydrangea root is commonly available as tinctures or dried roots in capsules.
It is thought to be safe to take for a few days, but not long term. The dosage should be less than 2 grams at a time.
Goldenrod is used to tone the urinary tract and detoxify the kidneys. Clinical trials in animals suggest that goldenrod may reduce inflammation and fight infections, and is a diuretic.
The effective plants include Solidago species, not Verbascum densiflorum. If you are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds and others, you should avoid taking goldenrod.
Goldenrod is often taken as a tea or tincture.
Horsetail is a diuretic and antioxidant. Horsetail is known to reduce edema, reduce bladder and kidney stones, help with incontinence and cure UTIs. It may be helpful to support the kidneys. It is generally taken as a tea or capsule.
Horsetail contains a chemical called thiaminase that breaks down the vitamin thiamine. Extended use may lead to thiamine deficiency. Make sure that the horsetail comes from Equisetum arvense, Equisetum hyemale, or Equisetum telmateia. Equisetum palustre is known to be toxic to cattle.
7. Gravel Root
Gravel root or Joe Pye weed is also known as a kidney root because of its long association with kidney health. Gravel root contains heparin. This solvent has potent activity against harmful organisms and may protect against kidney infections. It is also used for UTIs, gout and kidney stones.
However, it contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids which may cause liver damage, cancer and birth defects. If you use gravel root, look for “hepatotoxic PA-free” on the label. Otherwise, it is considered unsafe.
8. Dandelion Root
Dandelions are nutritious and have some great health benefits. Dandelion root is a diuretic and the entire plant is filled with anti-oxidants that prevent cell damage. As a side benefit, it fights inflammation and helps control blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and reduces cholesterol.
Take as a tea, capsule, or tincture. Dandelion root is considered safe as a portion of food and possibly safe in medicinal amounts. If you are allergic to dandelions, ragweed, daisies, chrysanthemums, and marigolds don’t use this kidney cleanser.
Here’s the herb of the freebie. Peregrine is not just a garnish. Chew it and consume it as a diuretic to freshen the breath. In vitamin K, it is extremely large. Due to the content of vitamin K, do not use parsley when carrying blood thinners.
Take these herbs in moderation because in big quantities some may be dangerous. Some of these developments in your garden, like dandelion, and can be transformed into a delicious salad as well as a good tea. Do not wash first with pesticides and herbicides!
The ultimate recommendation is to drink plenty of water while taking any of these herbs so your kidneys can operate with plenty of water.