Many plants can improve kidney functioning. Most have the function of not only prevent kidney infections but also urinary tract infections, or acting as a diuretic to prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Cranberries and Blackberries
The use of cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) whether as a juice or as a dry fruit is the most commonly used natural remedy for treating and preventing kidney problems. Blueberries can treat bladder and kidney diseases, as well as prevent urinary tract infections and kidneys. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Americans and European Colonies have used raw and cooked red berries to treat kidney problems and improve kidney function. Can be taken as a fresh juice as well as dry fruit tea, up to 3 times a day.
The Field Horsetail
An herbal remedy for many kidney problems is the field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), it is used as a diuretic and is very useful for people who have a history of kidney stones and problems with uric acid. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center few studies have been conducted on the effects of “the field horsetail” on humans, but fresh or dried plant parts have been used by many cultures since the ancient Rome as a medicines. “The field horsetail” can treat or prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections. The tea prepared from the dry field horsetail can be taken three times a day.
Golden reed is used for healing kidney stones and urinary tract or bladder inflammation. According to doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the golden reed is typically used in dry form, but juices extracted from it can also be used. The Medical Center at the University of Maryland recommends that the golden reed should be taken three times a day as a tea.
The great burdock’s (Arctium lappa and A. minus) roots, leaves and fruits have been used in alternative medicine to treat a wide range of diseases including arthritis, skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and stomach problems. According to the Georgetown Medical Center, the burdock has also been used to treat kidney, kidney stones, and in the urinary system it is used as a diuretic. Usually we find it in the form of dried roots, grinded herb or simply as a juice or tea. The great burdock improves kidney functioning by mainly promoting urination. Can be used 2-3 times a day as a tea.
Bearberry leaves is used to treat urinary tract and bladder infections due to its antibacterial properties. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, this plant has been used by indigenous Americans for centuries, in curing kidney infections in the urinary tract and in cyst cleansing. Can be taken up 2 times a day as tea.
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