From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Kidneys:

  • Aloe Vera Leaf
  • Artichoke
  • Burdock Root
  • Carrot
  • Celery Seed
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory Root
  • Corn Silk
  • Couch Grass
  • Cranberry
  • Dandelion Root
  • Fennel Seed
  • Ginger Root
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Goldenrod
  • Goose Grass
  • Gravel Root
  • Horsetail
  • Hydrangea
  • Juniper Berry
  • Kelp
  • Licorice Root
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Parsley Leaf
  • Rehmannia Root
  • Sheep Sorrel
  • Uva Ursi
  • Yucca

Natural Cures and Remedies for Kidneys

Organs or systems affected Kidneys, stomach, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, reproductive system Therapeutic actions Stimu-lant Nature Bitter, sweet, salty, warm Plant constituents Salt, volatile oils, terpenes, couma-rin, sterols, resin, gum, minerals Flower essence Helps promote confidence in taking action

Organs or systems affected Bladder, kidneys Therapeutic actions Diuretic, astringent, soothing tonic, antiseptic Nature Pungent, cold, dry Plant constituents Flavonoids, tannins, acids, triterpenoids, essential oils, resin, allantoin, trace minerals including iron, calcium, chromium, selenium, magnesium Flower essence Heals the feminine aspect within us all and helps us better connect with and understand the healing powers of nature; also aids in pathologies of the ovaries

Aloe Vera Leaf, Artichoke, Burdock Root, Carrot, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Chicory Root, Corn Silk, Couch Grass, Cranberry, Dandelion Root, Fennel Seed, Ginger Root, Ginkgo Biloba, Goldenrod, Goose Grass, Gravel Root, Horsetail, Hydrangea, Juniper Berry, Kelp, Licorice Root, Marshmallow Root, Parsley Leaf, Rehmannia Root, Sheep Sorrel, Uva Ursi, Yucca

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Longleaf Pine) — Commission E reports contraindications for EO: whooping cough; adverse effects: local irritation, exacerbation of bronchospasms (AEH). Though approving pure turpentine for ‘Chronic disease of the bronchii with heavy secretion” (which I translate to bronchosis), Commission E contraindicates for acute inflammation of the respiratory tract. Inhaled turpentine may reduce bronchial secretion (KOM). Even topical application to too much surface area may damage the CNS and kidneys (KOM). Turpentine is a counterirritant and rubefacient. Though also taken internally, turpentine might best be relegated to topical uses, if any.

Nutritional deficiencies can also lead to nepthritis. The disease has been produced in many species of animals by diets deficient in the B vitamin, choline. Animals lacking essential fatty acids and magnesium also develop nephritis. When vitamin B6 and magnesium are under supplied, the kidneys are further damaged by sharp crystals of oxalic acid combined with calcium. Nepthritis also occurs if vitamin E is deficient.

Nepthritis refers to an inflammation of the kidneys. It is a serious condition and may be either acute or chronic. A synonym for nephthritis is ” Bright’s disease, ” for Bright (1789-1858) described examples of many different diseases which can be included under the term.

The formation of stones in the kidneys is the result of defects in the general metabolism. They usually occur when the urine becomes highly concentrated due to heavy perspiration or insufficient intake of fluids. They are aggravated by a sedentary lifestyle. The other causes are wrong diet, excess intake of acid-forming foods, white flour and sugar products, meat, tea, coffee, condiments and spices, rich foods and overeating. Lack of vitamin A and an excessive intake of vitamin B may also lead to formation of stones.