Kidney failures are emerging as a very fast-spreading problem in modern society. Though there can be various factors that can affect the functions of kidneys adversely, poor dietary habit (such as excessive consumption of fast foods) is considered as the main culprit.
Following are some of the best herbs that have been found to be very effective in treating kidney failures.
Herbal Remedies For Kidney Failure
Basil is considered as one of the best herbal tonics for kidney. Mix one tsp. pure basil juice with equal quantity of raw honey. Take this mixture once daily for 5-6 months. Alternatively, steep some basil leaves in one cup of hot water. Strain the liquid after half an hour. Drink the resulting basil tea 2 times daily.
Horsetail leaves can also be used to prepare a herbal tea for kidneys. Steep these leaves in boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Filter the liquid. Drink this liquid for 2-3 times a day. This herb is also available in the form of capsules. So, alternatively, you can take 2 g of horsetail capsules 2-3 times daily.
You can take 500 mg of uva versi in capsule form once daily to fight off infections in the kidneys. Uva versi is one of the best natural kidney tonic and cleanser. It also improves the urinary tract system.
Alfalfa juice helps in removing harmful bacteria and toxins from the body. It improves kidney functions and fights off the infections caused to it. You can take one tsp. of alfalfa juice 2-3 times a day regularly, preferably before your regular meals.
The anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties of nettle leaves can be very helpful in healing kidney infections and reversing kidney failures. You can prepare a herbal tea by mixing 3-4 tsp. of ground, dried nettle leaves in one cup of boiling water. The dosage may vary depending upon the severity of your condition, but in general, herbal practitioners advise kidney patients to take this tea at last 2 times daily.
Parsley contains natural diuretic features. A strong decoction prepared using the leaves and roots of parsley plants can be a very good tonic for kidneys. You can prepare this decoction by steeping some parsley roots and leaves in a cup of boiling water. Strain the liquid after 15 minutes. Drink this decoction two times daily.
The gold-yellow flowers of goldenrod plants have powerful diuretic-antiseptic properties, which can be very effective in the treatment of kidney failures as well as bladder infections. Mix 1-2 tsp. of ground goldenrod flowers in one cup of boiling water. Cover this mixture for ten minutes and let the herbs steep in water. Drink this decoction while it is still warm. It has a slightly bitter taste, which you can overcome by mixing a little bit of honey in it.
Mix one tsp. of dried centaury leaves in one ounce of hot water. Let the mixture cool down for ten minutes. Drink the resulting infusion 3 times a day, preferably 15-20 minutes before your regular meals.
The extracts made from fresh corn silk can be a very good kidney tonic. The best thing about corn silk is that it is relatively very safe as compared to other herbs for kidneys. Kidney patients can use this herb as a long-term medicine without worrying about any side effects. Get some finely-chopped dried or fresh corn silk (fresh is better) and steep the same in boiling water for twenty minutes. Drinking the resulting infusion can be very helpful in the treatment of kidney failures. For optimum benefits, you are advised to drink a mixture of corn silk infusion with cranberry juice.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe contains aloemannan, which has the natural ability to strengthen the functions of kidneys. Drinking ¼ cup of aloe juice daily can be very beneficial in reversing kidney failures. Try this herbal remedy consistently for 2 weeks.
The strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of peppermint can be very effective in removing harmful bacteria that are affecting your kidneys. You can prepare a healthy herbal tea for kidneys by mixing on tsp. of peppermint juice in one cup of hot water. Strain the liquid after fifteen minutes and drink the resulting decoction two times daily.
Medically termed as Glycyrrhiza glabra, licorice root is mild laxative, spasmolytic, nutritive, antioxidant, expectorant, anti-allergenic and demulcent. All these properties of licorice can be very beneficial in the treatment of not only chronic kidney failures but several other ailments also, such as prostate cancer, peptic ulcers, intestinal inflammation, hepatitis, constipation, chest congestion and bronchitis. This herb can bring the best results when taken in capsule forms in proper dosage that varies from 50 mg to 300 mg.
This herb is medically termed as Astragalus membranaceus. Astragalus roots have hypotensive, diuretic and inflammatory properties that can be very helpful in treating kidney failures. Besides protecting and improving the functions of the kidneys, it also strengthens the natural ability of your overall body to fight against diseases.
This flowering herb is medically referred to as Silybum marianum. The powerful antioxidant features of milk thistle make it a very useful herb not only to protect kidneys from damages but also to improve their functions. This herb is also used in the treatment of intestinal cancer and liver-related disorders. You can take this herb in capsule form, 80-160 mg 2-3 times a day.
Medically referred to as Taraxacum officinale, dandelion belongs to the aster family. The roots, flowers and leaves of the dandelion plants have choleretic, cholagogue, mild laxative, stomachic and diuretic properties. Because of these properties, dandelion is used as a very effective natural kidney cleanser. In addition to that, it also heals the damages caused to the kidneys, improves kidney functions and even reverses chronic kidney failures. You can take dandelion in capsule form, 500 mg twice a day.
Medically termed as Vitis vinifera, grapeseed contains linoleic acid, flavonoids and vitamin E, which can be very beneficial not only in improving kidneys’ health and functionalities, but also in treating an array of other health conditions, such as liver infections, skin and eye infections, smallpox, cholera, edema, elevated cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and atherosclerosis. The fruits and the large, jagged leaves of grapeseed plants are used medicinally.
Since kidney is a crucial organ in the body, you are advised to consult your doctor first and use specific herbs in proper dosage as prescribed by them.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.