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By | April 26th, 2012 | Modified - May 22nd, 2015

Kidney Cleanse – Cleaning The Kidneys

Kidney Cleanse - Cleaning The Kidneys
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A kidney cleanse can greatly help the kidneys maintain a proper water/mineral balance in the body, regulate blood pressure, and filter waste from the blood, so the kidneys can hlep to maintain healthy living. Proper water intake is essential in not only a kidney cleanse but also as part of the daily diet. It is especially important to have proper water intake as part of the herbal kidney cleanse because many of the herbs listed are diuretics.

Diuretics increase the rate of urination which helps to flush the kidneys. These herbs are not only diuretics but they also contain phytonutrients that help strengthen and clean the kidneys. The kidney cleanse herbs with the asterisks next to them are herbs I used as part of a deep longterm three month kidney cleanse to strengthen my kidneys and I had great success with them. I took the herbs either with my veggie juice or with water.

Herbs For A Kidney Cleanse

* denotes recommended foods on Dr. Sebi's nutritional guide, used to optimize the effects of the cleansing herbs found in his tonics. Meat, dairy, soy, and hybrid/grafted foods are not found on his list because they either, acidify the body, cause mucus, inflammation, or their electrical composition is compromised through hybridization.

Herbal Kidney Cleanse – How Much Water A Day?

It is very important to drink a gallon of water a day when doing a herbal kidney cleanse with diuretic herbs. If you don’t you can rob your body of needed water and cause added complications.

A kidney cleanse helps to flush excess uric acid out of the body, which can be helpful if you have gout. If you don’t drink enough water using diuretics can make gout symptoms worse because the uric acid will become even more concentrated in the bloodstream. It is very important to drink a gallon of water a day while doing this kidney cleanse.

Even while not doing a kidney cleanse it is important to drink proper amounts of water to maintain healthy kidneys. The Institute of Medicine indicated in a report that the general recommendations for men are approximately 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) of total water, and for women are approximately 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water from all beverages and foods each day. The panel did not set an upper level for water.

Drinking a gallon of water a day is a “water kidney cleanse” and is usually enough the clean the kidneys, unless you have lower back pains from kidney stones. Kidney stones and gravel can be dissolved and expelled from the body using a watermelon cleanse.


Watermelon Kidney Cleanse

THE WATERMELON KIDNEY CLEANSE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DIABETICS. I haven’t found any definitive information that supports the benefit of using watermelon to rid the body of kidney gravel. What I have been able to find is that watermelon is a natural diurectic and it will force urination. This kidney cleanse flush calls for eating a whole watermelon in a day and drinking a gallon of water, which will force urination and flush the kidneys.

Dr. Hulda Clark’s Herbal Kidney Cleanse

This herbal kidney cleanse is taken from Dr. Hulda Clark’s book "The Cure for All Advanced Cancers," page 560. Dr. Huld Clark

Kidney Cleanse: First Preparation | Ingredients:

  • Half a cup dried hydrangea root (Hydrangea arborescens)
  • Half a cup gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum)
  • Half a cup marshmallow root (Althea officinallis)
  • Black Cherry Concentrate, 8oz.

Measure 1/4 (one fourth) cup of each root [half of the roots] and set them to soak together in 10 cups of cold tap water in a non-metal container for four hours or overnight. After four hours (or overnight), add black cherry concentrate 8oz. and bring to a boil and then let it simmer for 20 minutes. Let it cool and strain the contents into a glass container, and drink 1/4 cup as soon as it is cool enough. Refrigerate the remaining liquid.

Kidney Cleanse: Second Preparation | Ingredients:

  • 4 bunches of fresh parsley

Rinse with very hot water to cleanse it. Add the parsley to 1 quart of water and boil for 5 minutes. Drink 1/4 cup as soon as it is cool enough. Refrigerate a pint and freeze 1 pint.
Drink daily for 3 weeks: 3/4 cup of the root mixture and 1/2 cup of the parsley water.

Kidney Cleanse: Supplements before meals:

  • Breakfast: 2 ginger capsules, 2 uva ursi capsules, 1 vitamin B6 capsule
  • Lunch: 2 ginger capsules, 2 uva ursi capsules
  • Dinner: 2 ginger capsules, 2 uva ursi capsules, 1 magnesium oxide capsule

Kidney Cleanse: Recommendations:

  • Heat the kidney teas to boiling every third day if it is being stored in the refrigerator; this resterilizes it. If you sterlize it in the morning you may take it to work without refrigerating it.
  • Drink this mixture in divided doses throughout the day. Keep cold. Do not drink it all at once or you will get a stomachache and feel pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very sensitive, start on half this dose
  • Save the roots after the first boiling, storing them in the freezer. After 13 days when your supply runs low, boil the same roots a second time, but add only 6 cups water and simmer only 10 minutes. This will last another 8 days, for a total of three weeks.
  • After three weeks, repeat with fresh herbs. You need to do the kidney cleanse for six weeks to get good results, longer for severe problems.

A kidney cleanse and my plant based diet greatly improved my energy level and strengthened my immune system.


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About Author:

I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and my plant based diet supports all that I do. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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  • JB says:

    My mistake. I meant you only took them with water or the veggie juice as oppose as conglomerating with the watermelon cleanse.

  • JB says:

    “The kidney cleanse herbs with the asterisks next to them are herbs I used as part of a deep longterm three month kidney cleanse to strengthen my kidneys and I had great success with them. I took the herbs either with my veggie juice or with water”

    • Aqiyl says:

      JB, this doesn’t not say “only.” This says that I used the herbs with the asterisks as part of my 3 month kidney cleanse. This does not say I only used the herbs.

  • JB says:

    Hello Aqiyl, I already drink between 4 to 5 quarts of reverse osmosis water a day. I read in your complementary eBook that you provided to inquiring customers that you took the dandelion, sarsaparilla and burdock root capsules for three months while doing the watermelon cleanse. However on the webpage, you stated you only took the herbs. What I would like to know would it be mandatory to do the watermelon cleanse if I plan only planned on taking the aforementioned herbs? And would it be ideal to do your cleanse in conjunction with Dr. Clarks?

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi JB, please show me (copy and paste in your response) where I said I “only” took the herbs, so I can make the correction.
      This different methods of cleansing were listed so there are options. You choose which one you want to do.
      It is not necessary to do the watermelon cleanse, it is just another way to perform a kidney cleanse.
      You should only chose one herbal cleanse, not both.

  • Most of the kidney problems can be prevented by drinking enough water. Most of us ignore this and don’t drink enough water. Drink at least 2 liter of pure water. It will keep your kidney fresh and will prevent a lot of skin diseases too.

    • Aqiyl says:

      I totally agree Roxie!

    • Tofa says:

      I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. No coffee, tea, and alcohol. No family history.I am almost a vegan but I still have apatite stone and weak kidney. So it is not just water.

      • Aqiyl says:

        You are correct that it is not just water. It also depends on the types of food you eat. Many people are able to improve their kidney with just increasing their water intake. Other forms of cleansing are mentioned in the article which offer more aid than just increasing water intake. I would be difficult for a person who has always drank that amount of water throughout his/her life to have unhealthy kidneys. But if your cholesterol is high and you develop atherosclerosis you can cut of blood flow to the kidneys and compromise their health. Drinking enough water is one of the most important things to do to support kidney health.

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  • Ted says:

    2 week ago I was diagnosed with Acute Kidney. Failure. I am right now on dialysis Last week. blood work showed that my kidney started to recover. Is it safe for me to use herbal cleanser ?

    • Aqiyl says:

      Continue with your dialysis because it is working for you, and speak to your doctor about taking the herbs. They are diuretics and require you to drink a lot of water (a gallon a day) or you can stress your kidneys.

  • Haliku Salim says:

    I have had a kidney problem for over a year, i went to the doctor for testing and scanning, and they found out that i had some dot dot(…) on both kidney. They advised me to start taking herbal medicine because they are good,so because i have no money to buy medicine every day, I visited the internet to learn more that’s when i saw your advises and admired them. SO please kindly advise me on how i should treat this problem.Thanx my email is

  • Carol white says:

    If you are on dialysis and still have kidney function. Will this be of any benefit to enhance the kidney function.

    • Aqiyl says:

      Carol yes it will benefit kidney function but you must inform your doctor before you attempt any of these cleanses. The herbs are diuretics are force urination which can put strain on your weakened kidneys. Since you are on dialysis you must speak with your doctor before doing anything that will effect or complicate your dialysis and put too much strain on your kidneys.

  • Terri Speaks says:

    I’m on dialysis for 7 years. I do PD at home every night. Things are not going so well I keep getting infections. So I know soon they are going to put me on Hemo and I don’t want too. So I was looking up different healing places that people told me about Dr. Sebi and Dr. Marshall I’ve been reading about both of them but not sure what to do because they are both expensive, so I want to make the right choice. By the way I’m 42 and will be 43 in Jan

  • amber says:

    I have chronic kidney stones. I have calcium phosphilate stones. I’ve had 27 surgeries in the past 9 years for stones. I’m looking for a way to prevent them or at least slow them down.

  • johnny says:

    It is safer to try one of the herbs if you are on dialysis. The reason why I started dialysis earlier is I was overloaded with fluid I have never try any herbs before but I will ask the dietitian an d will get in touch..

    • Aqiyl says:

      Since you are on dialysis, you will reduce or eliminate the benefits of the herbs. The herbs help to do naturally what dialysis does. Dialysis removes waste and other substances from the body so the kidneys don’t have to do it.

  • Peteria Maddox says:

    My mother is currently on kidney dialysis. Would her dialysis minimize the effectiveness of the kidney cleansing?

    • Aqiyl says:

      Peteria your mother would need to consult with a physician before using any herb in her condition. Dialysis is performing the function of waste and extra water removal from the body before her kidneys are able to do it efficiently, or because her kidneys have failed. Dialysis in theory would minimize the effectiveness of the kidney cleansing because the blood is being cleaned, but it also depends on what the dialysis machine is removing.
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  • A lot of western life styles have a problem with hydration simply because of the process foods that are eaten are displacing the whole foods that should be in its place. The first dehydrates the body the second hydrates the body. For over all general good health include leafy greens at every sitting. Rotate these greens as all edible plants in Nature have alkaloids that act as natural pesticides and are toxic to humans that are on mono diets of eating the same vegetable for long continues times. Every herbalist on the planet will tell you to rotate your herbs and go on and off with rest periods in-between.

    This method works the same way with your leafy greens and for maintenance of you’re filtering organs like your kidneys. The chemistry of plant blood chlorophyl is almost identical to our human blood plasma so drinking your greens often is good vigilance for good health of all your elimination organs including your kidneys. Barry Anderson aka Chef Barry Gourmet & Raw


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