Kidney Diseases and Herbals for Cleansing Kidneys
Kidneys are located on both side of the spine in middle of your back. Kidneys produce enzyme that helps to regulate blood pressure, produce vitamin D needed for healthy bones, remove toxins and waste from body and help to maintain a balance in chemicals and minerals like potassium, sodium and phosphorus.
When kidneys get damaged, the waste and toxins can build up in the body and cause abdominal pain, loss of appetite, back pain, poor sleep, asthma or shortness of breath, swelling ankles, nausea and vomiting. One of the main symptoms of kidney problems is edema. Edema happens when kidneys produce less urine because they are unable to excrete minerals like salt and other wastes. Toxic wastes can build up in the blood stream (due to malfunction of kidneys) and can result in uremia.
Kidneys can be damaged due to exposure to certain drugs, toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, chemotherapy agents, poisonous mushrooms and chemicals. Kidney disease can result in chronic hypertension, liver disease, lupus, anemia, diabetes and heart failure.
Here are the following kidney diseases:
Glomerulonephritis: Glomerulonephritis is caused because of inflammation of the blood vessels inside kidneys that help to remove toxins from body. This condition can happen due to immunological response to infections like streptococcus throat infection.
Bright’s disease: The presence of blood protein in the urine along with water retention in the tissue and hypertension can cause bright’s disease.
Pyelonephritis: Pyelonephritis happens because of kidney’s infection caused by birth defect.
Hydronephrosis: Hydronephrosis is a condition that renal pelvis or kidneys become filled with urine because of obstruction of urinary flow.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): This can happen when cysts grow in kidneys and unable them to function.
Kidney Stones: Kidney stones happen due to accumulation of minerals including calcium in kidneys.
Rental Tubular Acidosis: This condition happens when kidneys fail to absorb bicarbonate which can cause impaired ammonia production or acid excretion. Severe acidosis may result in bone disorder and potassium depletion and can cause nephritic syndrome and lead to kidney diseases.
Here are the following herbs that can help kidney disease:
Celery and parsley seeds (if taken in combination) can be very helpful especially if high levels of uric acid are present in the blood. High uric acid levels are usually because of the presence of high level of animal protein in the blood.
Cranberries can also acidify urine, destroy bacteria and help with healing of bladder. Do not drink commercial cranberry juice filled with sugar, additives and preservatives. You can add fresh organic cranberries to green smoothies or eat them as they are. Marshmallow tea also helps to clean kidneys.
Herbs including uva ursi and hydrangea are excellent for cleaning urinary tract and keeping it healthy. Dandelion root can also help to extract acids in excretion of kidney’s waste.