By Ana Margarita Olar |GetHealthAccess.com
Our kidneys are the vital part of our body since they are the main organs that regulate our metabolic processes. They regulate blood pressure, facilitate red blood cell formation, get rid of metabolic wastes through urine formation, and returns needed nutrients and minerals into the blood stream. The food we eat, the medications we take, and even the liquids we drink, if not chosen wisely can have harmful benefits to our kidneys. Here are some herbs that can help you cleanse your kidneys in a natural way:
TURMERIC– This herb contains cumin, the substance responsible for its golden color and health benefits. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and cure kidney inflammation and infection.
PARSLEY– This herb contains compounds apiol and myristicin which is responsible for its natural diuretic effect. This means that it promotes increased urine output, which helps to flush out toxins and bacteria from the kidneys. It may be served as a tea, juice or included in your salad.
GINGER– This herb contains volatile oils including zingerone, shogaols, and gingerols. These oils are responsible for the characteristic spice and odor of ginger. The gingerols, in particular, are responsible for the antibacterial property of ginger which is beneficial to prevent and cure kidney infections. It can be served as ginger ale, or included in your cuisine.
CELERY– This herb also has diuretic properties, especially its root due to its sodium and potassium content. It aids in detoxifying our body by getting rid of toxins through an increased urination. Regular celery intake may prevent kidney infections and formation of kidney stones. It can be served as celery juice, and also be included in certain cuisines.
MARSHMALLOW ROOT– This herb is traditionally used to soothe irritation of mucous membranes. Since our urinary tract is also lined with mucous membranes, this herb can help relax the tissues of an inflamed urinary tract. It is also has a mild diuretic effect that gently stimulates urination.
DANDELION LEAVES AND ROOTS– This herb also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect. Whether fresh or dried, all parts of the plant can be brewed into a tea.
GRAVEL ROOT- also known as Joe Pye weed, this herb contains euparin, a solvent with a potent antibacterial property. It maintains kidney and urinary tract health by preventing and fighting microorganisms that can cause infections.
HYDRANGEA ROOT– This herb facilitates calcium absorption of the bones, thereby preventing calcium stone formation in the kidneys. And, in the case of kidney stones, it is believed that this herb acts as a solvent smoothing out the jagged areas of a kidney stone to facilitate its natural removal.
The cost of kidney disease is not something to be set aside. Not just the financial costs but the physical and emotional cost as well. So decide while it is not too late. Choose the herbs. Choose to be naturally healthy.