Note/ Before trying the following remedies, get your doctor’s approval, some of the herbs may not be suitable for people with certain health conditions or kidney diseases. Some of the herbs listed below can also interact with the absorption of certain medications.
Your kidneys are very important for your body, they perform such a vital and essential role that is indispensable. They are responsible to filter the blood from toxins and waste, they also produce three important hormones, erythropoietin, renin and calcitriol which are three very important for the overall health.
Your kidneys along with other organs work all the time to regulate blood pressure, increase the production of red blood cells and produce vitamin D.
Your kidneys cleanse themselves on their own, in order to support this mechanism you should be always consuming adequate amounts of water and fluids as well as eating fresh produce.
Some signs that indicate you should start a detoxing or cleansing regime for your kidneys include, sudden tiredness that is consistent, bloating, skin problems (eczema, rash, itchiness), kidneys pain, high blood pressure, sudden weight gain or frequent urinary tract infections.
Here’s a list of the most helpful herbs to cleanse your kidneys.
Parsley is a potent diuretic herb that can be very effective in cleansing the kidneys due yo its content of apiol and myristicin, two compounds that promote the urine output.
You should drink two cups at least of parsley tea per weak to help your kidneys cleanse themselves properly.
To prepare the tea, add two full tablespoons of crushed fresh parsley in a cup, add boiling water to the parsley, cover and steep for five minutes then strain, sweeten and enjoy.
Note/ avoid large amounts of parsley if you are pregnant.
Ginger is another effective herb in cleansing the kidneys as well as the liver, it helps to flush out toxins and harmful residues through urine.
It also can help improving digestion and boosting energy levels.
You can add fresh ginger to your smoothies for its kidney cleansing properties or you can just enjoy ginger tea by adding two tablespoons of fresh grated ginger to boiling water, let it boil for two minutes then strain, sweeten with honey, add lemon and enjoy this tea two or three times per day.
Turmeric is another herb that can aid in the kidneys cleansing process as well as detoxifying the liver and purifies the blood.
in addition, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce kidney pain for those with kidney stones.
Prepare turmeric tea by mixing one teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of ginger powder and add to boiling water, let the water simmer for two minutes, strain, sweeten with honey, add the juice of half a lemon and drink twice a day.
Celery is similar to parsley in terms of cleansing the kidneys, it contains its natural diuretic properties and ability to increase urine output. Indeed regular consumption of fresh celery can even aid in preventing the formation of kidney stones.
The best way to obtain the kidney-cleansing properties of celery is to either eat it fresh or drink its juice at least once a day for three weeks.