Herbs For Kidney Infection
Artichoke, Globe *
Astragalus root *
Birch bark & leaf *
Chanca Piedra *
Corn Silk *
Eleuthero ginseng Root *
Fo-Ti Root *
Joe-pye weed *
Oak Bark *
Pumpkin Seed *
Rehmannia root *
Sheep Sorrel *
Stinging Nettle *
Herbs used for kidney infection and kidney stone treatment are often diuretic, increasing the flow of urine to wash out toxins. They are often blended with demulcents that coat the urinary lining and promote tissue healing. When you drink herbal teas, you get the full benefit of these diuretic and antibacterial herbal properties, while naturally increasing your fluid intake.
- Some of the most effective kidney remedies are dismissed by many as common weeds, goldenrod ,
Joe Pye (Gravel or kidney root) , and stinging nettle have long been used for kidney infections and dissolving stones.
Although we tend to think of the
artichoke and parsley
only in terms of how they taste, these medicinal foods are also used to treat kidney diseases and protein in the urine.
- Maud Grieve. "Modern Herbal Volume 2" Harcourt, (1931) Parsley is chiefly used for its diuretic properties, a strong decoction of the root being of great service in gravel, stone, and jaundice.
- Steven Foster and Yue chongxi. "Herbal Emissaries" Healing Arts Press, (1992) TCM practitioners use eleuthero for lower back or kidney pain, and deficiency of yang in the kidney or spleen
- Maud Grieve. "Modern Herbal Vol 1" Harcourt, (1931) Roasted dandelion is a gentle laxative, helping the liver and kidneys to do their work and keeping the bowels in a healthy condition, so that
it offers great advantages to dyspeptics (Irritable Bowel Syndrome/indigestion) and does not cause wakefulness.
- Susun Weed. "New Menopausal Years, The Wise Woman Way" Ashtree, (2002) Frequent use of nettle tea, a cup or more daily, rapidly relieves and helps prevent water retention. Nettle is a superb nourisher of the kidneys and adrenals.
- . Learn Gravel Root , Moutain Rose Herbs, (): The herb is a diuretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge. It may be used to ease urination in cases where kidney stones are present, and can help relieve edema associated with gout and rheumatism.,
- Richard Mabey. "The New Age Herbalist" Fireside, (1988) Good for kidney and urinary infections and stones, goldenrod also helps to ease backache caused by these conditions. Because of its cleansing and eliminative action, it can also be used to treat arthritis p49
- . White Oak Bark and Powder Profile , Moutain Rose Herbs, (): Research is undergoing to confirm the traditional use of oak bark decoctions in treating kidney stones. There are indications that the bark not only dissolves stones but also stops the growth of the bacteria surrounding them.,
- Maud Grieve. "Modern Herbal Vol 1" Harcourt, (1931) In gravel, inflammation and catarrh of the bladder it is specially useful. The infusion of 1 oz. of leaves to 1 pint of boiling water is taken in wineglassful doses three or four times a day.
- Weiss, Gaea and Shandor. " The Healing Herbs" Rodale, (1985) Dock root has a reputation as an effective tonic and cleanser for the whole system. Herbalists use it to strengthen the circulatory system, the blood, liver, kidneys, and bladder. Docks effectiveness as a laxative has be substantiated by scientific research.
- . Hydrangea Root and Powder , Mountain Rose Herbs, (): Studies have shown Hydrangea arborescens root to be a powerful antioxidant, lending credence
to the its use by American Eclectic physicians, and the Native Cherokee in the
treatment of kidney stones,and as a poultice for wounds, burns and sore muscles.
Hydrangea root can be prepared in herbal teas, or in sugar syrup, capsules and
extracts. The powdered root is most effective as a diuretic.