10 Incredible Herbs To Cleanse Your Kidneys
Written by: Kavata Kithome
As a health coach, I am very interested in longevity and optimum health. I believe that, in order to live a long and healthy life, you must take care of yourself from within.
Your organs are the driving force of true health and when you love and take care of them, your body purrs and runs at peak performance like a fine automobile.
The kidneys are always the organs of interest for me. They are the bean-shaped organs that are located in the bottom of the abdomen. These organs are responsible for removing waste and toxins from the bloodstream.
A healthy diet, exercise and staying hydrated are so important for supporting your kidneys. For a little extra help though, here are 10 kidney-cleansing herbs that I know you will love.
1. Chanca Piedra
This herb is a favorite in South America and is considered a stone breaker. It’s a champion in supporting the kidneys and is common in the region to support and aid kidney, bladder and liver health. Clinical trials have confirmed its effectiveness and it has earned a positive reputation in Ayurvedic medicine.
Research has found that this herb can help tone the urinary tract and detoxify the kidneys. The Native Americans use this herb extensively to promote urinary tract health.
3. Hydrangea Root
This root acts as a solvent and may be able to smooth the jagged edges of kidney stones. It was used widely by the Native Americans and early American settlers to promote kidney and bladder health. Hydrangea has also been found to help the body properly use calcium, which is helpful in preventing kidney stones from forming in the first place.
I used this herb to help cleanse my hair and promote growth, so imagine my pleasant surprise when I found out that it can be used to help cleanse the kidneys. Horsetail is helpful for increasing urine output to flush the kidneys and urinary tract. If that isn’t enough, this herb also acts as an antioxidant that benefits the kidneys and renal system.
5. Celery Root
Celery root contains potassium and sodium that collectively act as a stimulating tonic for the kidneys. It can be used as a natural diuretic that can help the body eliminate toxins by increasing urine output.
6. Gravel Root
This herb is also called Joe Pye weed and contains euparin, a solvent with potent activity against harmful organisms and is believed to discourage infections. This herb has been used for ages by the Native Americans and early Americans for kidney and urinary health.
Research has shown that this herb can help cleanse the kidneys. It has been traditionally used to soothe and tone the urinary tract by many cultures.
8. Marshmallow Root
This herb is a great gentle diuretic that encourages urination and is used to calm the tissues of the urinary tract.
9. Dandelion Root
This is one of my favorite herbs to add to my smoothies and juices. The leaves and roots are dense with benefits that help promote waste elimination.
This herb is often a star in many Italian dishes and is a favorite among chefs – and for good reason. It is aromatic and flavorful and, as a certified health coach, this is my number one go-to herb for reducing toxin build-up in the kidneys, liver and the entire urinary tract. I love it because it is readily available and goes well in juices, smoothies, salads, soups and so much more.
Each of these herbs can be very versatile and included in many meals, including soups, salads, stirfrys and meats. You can also toss them into your smoothies and juices to give yourself and your kidneys an extra, well-deserved health boost!
What is YOUR favorite herb?
How many of these herbs were familiar to you? Have you ever tried any? If you know any supplement for kidney support or have used any of the mentioned herbs, please share your experience by leaving a comment below.
Kavata Kithome is an advocate for living your best life, full of health and longevity. While working closely with gym owners and personal trainers, she was able to sculpt a well-rounded view of fitness and understands how to incorporate it with a healthy balanced diet. She is a regular contributor to the One More Step Lifestyle brand.
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