Top 7 Amazing Herbs to Flush and Detoxify the Kidneys

Kidneys are small bean shaped organs which are located at the posterior side of your abdomen and perform a crucial role in the healthy functioning of the body. Kidneys help in flushing out toxins and waste products from the blood. They release very important hormones which are renin, calcitriol and erythropoietin which further plays an important part in healthy maintenance of the body. The kidneys helps in regulating blood pressure, synthesize vitamin D and increases RBC production (red blood cell). Although kidneys are self-cleansing organs but you must eat certain fruits, vegetables and herbs to support this function (self-cleansing). Proper detoxification will help in keeping a check on blood pressure as well as improve urinary tract and bladder functioning.

Include Proper exercise, a healthy diet and herbs which helps in cleansing and detoxify your kidneys. Here are top 7 herbs for kidney detoxification.

Top 7 Herbs for Detoxification and Flushing Out The Toxins

1) Parsley

  • Parsley is a natural diuretic and potent herb which helps in cleansing the kidneys. It helps in increasing output of urine to help flush the germs and bacteria out of the kidneys. Parsley owes a great diuretic effect on the compounds such as myristicin and apiol.

  • According to some studies it was proved that rats who drink extracts of parley seed produce more urine over a period of 1 day compared to those who had water.

How to Use :-

  • Add 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley to a cup of boiling water, allow it to rest for 5 minutes, strain it and have this drink for atleast a weak to cleanse your kidney.

  • Mix one fourth of parsley juice in half cup of water and add lemon juice and honey in it. Have this drink for few weeks, 2 times daily.

  • Add fresh crushed seeds of parsley into salads and many other dishes.

  • If you are pregnant, do not eat in large amounts.


2) Dandelion Root

  • This herb is well known and used by several patients due to its excellent properties.

  • According to some studies it is proved that dandelion acts as a diuretic as well as increase urine production in humans. It helps in cleansing liver and kidneys due to its diuretic properties. Dandelion helps in reducing the irritation in the urinary system. Dandelion also helps in relieving the water retention.

How to Use :-

  • Add 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion root in a cup of boiling water for at least 5 minutes.

  • Steep it for 10 minutes, strain it and drink the solution by adding honey for a better taste.

  • Have 2 cups of this tea 2 times daily for few weeks.

  • Dandelion bags can also be used in place of dried dandelion root.

3) Marshmallow

  • It is very potent and beneficial herb, only because of its cleansing and diuretic properties.

  • It helps in increasing the urine flow due to its diuretic properties.

  • It helps in promoting the health of kidneys by cleansing the kidneys from build-up of toxins.

  • Marshmallow also helps in fighting against kidney, urinary bladder and urinary tract infections.

How to Use :-

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of dried roots and leaves of marshmallow into a cup of boiled water.

  • Steep it for minimum 10 minutes, strain it and daily have 2 cups of this herbal tea for atleast a week to detox your kidneys.

  • If you are pregnant, having diabetes and breastfeeding, always avoid having this herbal tea.

4) Ginger

  • It is a wonderful herbal remedy for detoxification of kidneys.

  • It helps in flushing out the toxins as well as harmful materials out of the kidneys.

  • It also helps in digestion.

  • It also helps in cleansing your liver.

How to Use :-

  • Daily having ginger tea will help in detoxification process. Make the tea by adding 2 teaspoons of fresh-grated ginger in to 2 cups of boiling water. Then strain it and add lemon juice and honey for better taste.

  • Have at least 2 cups of ginger tea 2 times a day.

  • Add ginger into your food, salad and other dishes.

  • Instead of home made ginger tea, ginger tea bags can also be used which are available in the market.

5) Turmeric

  • It is another wonderful herb with excellent properties.

  • Due to its cleansing properties, it helps in detoxification of liver, cleansing kidneys and purification of blood.

  • It helps in prevention of inflammation and infections of kidneys due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

How to Use :-

  • Add half teaspoon of turmeric powder and half teaspoon of dried ginger in 2 cups of water then boil it, steep it for 10 minutes and then strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and half teaspoon of lemon. Have this drink once a day for 4 weeks.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric juice, cayenne pepper, a little amount of honey and juice of half lemon into a cup of boiling water. Have this drink once daily for few weeks.

  • Add small amount of turmeric into you daily meals.

6) Celery

  • It is a potent and natural diuretic.

  • It help in removing harmful materials and toxins from the body by increasing urination due to its natural diuretic properties.

  • Celery consists of essential nutrients which helps in stimulating the kidneys.

  • Regular intake of celery is very beneficial in preventing kidney infections and kidney stones.

How to Use :-

  • Mix 2 celery ribs, half cup of fresh parsley, 1 cucumber and 1 carrot in a juicer and blend them. Have this juice once daily for few weeks.

  • Have a glass of celery juice daily for few weeks.

7) Stinging Nettle

  • Stinging nettle is also another wonderful herb by nature.

  • It helps in cleansing your kidneys.

  • It helps in increasing urine production, promotes renal excretion and also helps in removing metabolic waste because of its diuretic properties.

  • At the same time, this herb helps in reducing the kidney infections by keeping the bacteria away.

How to Use :-

  • Add 2 teaspoons of dried or fresh stinging nettle in a cup of boiling water. Steep it for 10 minutes, strain it and add honey to increase the taste.

  • Have this drink two times a day for few weeks.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.