Herbs to Detox the Kidneys
Uva Ursi Leaf: Uva Ursi is probably the most important of the
kidney cleansing herbs. It contains powerful organic chemicals such as
volatile oils, arbutin, quercetin, and mallic and gallic acids. Arbutin
is highly antibacterial and kills bacteria and fungus that infect the
urinary system including E. coli, Candida albicans, and Staphylococcus.
The quercetin contained in Uva Ursi acts to protect the trillions of
capillaries that make up the delicate kidney filtering system.
Juniper Berries: Rich in essential oils containing flavones,
resins, tannins, and organic acids. Juniper Berries are an excellent
urinary antiseptic and mild diuretic.
Corn Silk: Corn Silk acts as a soothing diuretic due to it's
demulcent qualities. This herb is helpful in soothing irritations within
the urinary system, especially when caused by bacterial infection. A
complex polysaccharide contained in Corn Silk activates macrophages (white
blood cells) to engulf and dissolve invading microorganisms. The
volatile oils also neutralize fungi and yeast.
Horsetail Herb: An excellent astringent for the urinary system,
helping in reducing inflammation and healing wounds due to its high
silica content. Horsetail works to gently stimulate increased
urinary flow, helping to "flush" infectious bacteria out of the bladder
without altering the body's balance of electrolytes.
Burdock Root: A powerful anti-inflammatory in treating uterine
fibroids, Burdock Root is traditionally used in treating acne, eczema,
endometriosis, and psoriasis.
Parsley Piert: Commonly used in the removal of kidney and
urinary stones and gravel. Parsley Piert is a potent diuretic and its
demulcent properties make it very soothing to the urinary tract in cases
where there is painful urination.
Pipsissewa Leaf: The primary uses of Pipsissewa are for treating
infections of the urinary tract and skin. As a diuretic, Pipsissewa
helps "flush out" infectious microorganisms. Pipsissewa is often used as
a substitute for uva-ursi to alkalize the urine for individuals who
tend to have acidic urine.
Goldenrod: Goldenrod, especially the flowering tops, is an excellent anti-inflammatory urinary antiseptic. It is often used successfully in the treatment of
cystitis and urethritis. Traditionally, Goldenrod has been used to treat kidney stones, with documented cases dating back to the 1700's.
Gravel Root: Gravel Root is a primary herb used in the treatment of kidney stones or gravel. It has also been used in the treatment of urinary infections. Gravel Root combines well with Parsley Piert and Hydrangea in treating kidney stones or gravel. It can help relieve edema associated with gout and rheumatism.
Hydrangea Root: Nineteenth-century American physicians used hydrangea primarily as a treatment for gravel, finding that these small stones in the kidneys could be passed with a minimum of pain after treatment with the herb. A scientific study conducted in 2003 found that hydrangea root has a more powerful antioxidant power in liver tissue than milk thistle and turmeric combined.
Marshmallow Root and Leaf: Marshmallow Leaf is very soothing in treating inflamed urinary tract conditions and to ease the pain caused by urinary gravel. Marshmallow leaf is more soothing than marshmallow root, but marshmallow root has greater antibacterial and anti-allergy effects in treating urinary infection.
Wild Carrot: The potent volatile oils present in Wild Carrot are active urinary antiseptics used in the treatment of cystitis and prostatitis. It has also been used in the treatment of kidney stones and combines well with Yarrow and Bearberry in the treatment of urinary infection.
Natural Kidney Cleansing
The above herbs can be combined into a therapeutic tincture that can be
used to cleanse and disinfect the kidneys. This tincture recipe increases the flow of urine and destroys the bacteria that cause kidney and bladder infections. Many herbalists have reported great success rates using this formula in treating Urinary Tract Infection, even when traditional antibiotics had FAILED. This formula is most effective when used with the other components (listed below) of the kidney
The Kidney Cleansing Tincture Recipe is as Follows:
Combine herbs and make into a tincture. Take 1 to 2 dropperfuls (35 to
70 drops) 3 to 4 times per day. It is most effective after being used
for 3 to 5 consecutive days.