Kidney Cleanse: The Best Foods and Herbs for Kidney Health

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Kidney Cleanse: The Best Foods and Herbs

Recently, kidney cleanse has become more popular due to the important role of the kidneys in our body. This article will review the crucial role the kidneys have and how they impact our overall health, why kidney cleanse is so important, and the best foods and herbs to flush toxins from your kidneys.

The Functions of the Kidneys

The kidneys are one of the main systems and organs that your body uses to detoxify itself. The kidneys are major organs that are responsible for clearing waste from your body, balance body fluids, form urine, and help in other important functions of the body, such as maintaining the body’s pH, and regulating blood pressure.

Every day the kidneys process the blood to sift out waste products and extra water. These become urine, which flows to the bladder through the ureters.

If not eliminated correctly, toxins can build up in the body and can cause problems such as kidney stones and high blood pressure. Therefore, it’s really important to conduct a regular kidney cleanse to help eliminate toxins, improve urine flow and improve kidney function.

There is no question that detoxing your kidneys is crucial for keeping your overall health in check, and luckily it is simple to cleanse your kidneys and it doesn’t require complicated tools or expensive ingredients. You can do it simply by consuming fluids and essential foods for kidney health.

Looking after your kidneys is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

Important note – people with kidney disease or other medical condition may need special diet requirements and should follow their doctor or dietitian guidelines.

How to Cleanse Your Kidneys

The kidney can cleanse itself if you consume enough amount of fluids, which can come from foods such as fruits and vegetables as well as water and other liquids. Flushing out your kidneys will ensure they function at their best.


Staying hydrated and keeping your urine diluted is important for keeping your kidneys healthy.

Water is the best choice, and drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps your kidneys function properly. Staying hydrated is especially important if you exercise frequently or in a hot weather. In these cases you need to drink more water than usual to make up for the fluid lost by sweating. Here are the 7 warning signs that tell you that your body is lacking water.

It is important to note that if you have kidney disease, you may not need as much water, because damaged kidneys cannot get rid of extra fluid as well as they should. Depending on your stage of kidney disease and your treatment, your doctor may tell you to limit fluid consumption.

Healthy Eating

A balanced diet ensures you get all the minerals and vitamins your body needs. Fruits and vegetables improve your kidney function.

If you suffer from kidney disease, you may have some nutritional restrictions that your doctor recommended. You may need to avoid certain foods if you have kidney damage, for example following low-potassium or low-phosphorous diet.


Foods for Kidney Cleanse

Watermelon – watermelon contains a lot of water and also has a function of diuretic which can make people produce more urine so as to remove more wastes from the body. For more information, read my article on how to use watermelon as a medicine.

Lemon juice – you can add to your water half a cup lemon juice a day, as lemon juice helps to reduce kidney stone formation. Drink it gradually during the day. Also read my article about the health benefits of lemon water.

You can also use apple cider vinegar instead of a lemon: simply mix 4 teaspoons or so in about a gallon of purified water and drink throughout the day.

Berries – berries are very rich in antioxidants and contain many disease fighting qualities. Berries help to flush out uric acid from the kidneys thus keeping them healthier.

Cranberries and blueberries are the best choice among all the berries, as they contain a substance that washes away the urea and uric acid from the kidneys. Also red grapes are very good for the kidneys.

To learn more about the amazing healing properties of cranberries and blueberries, as well as other berries, have a look at my e-book The Healing Berry Guide. This e-book will teach you how to transform your health with berries and is a must for berry lovers.

Apples – apples are high in antioxidants and fiber and have anti-inflammatory compounds which can improve kidney function.

Pumpkin seedspumpkin seeds are very good for the kidneys as they are wonderfully rich in a number of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Pumpkin seeds can promote healthy kidney function by reducing the risk of kidney stones. Find here how to use pumpkin as a remedy.


Herbs for Kidney Cleanse

1. Ginger – ginger contains antioxidant compounds that are beneficial for kidney function. It also has cleansing properties and it purifies the blood and kidney of all toxins. Read more about ginger in my article on how to use ginger as a medicine for great health.

2. Turmeric– turmeric is rich in antiseptic properties and is used to treat many ailments. It has anti-inflammatory properties so it can help prevent and treat kidney inflammation and kidney infections. Read more about the amazing health benefits of turmeric.

3. Dandelion – dandelion leaves are especially one of nature’s best diuretics. They strengthen the kidneys, clearing water retention and promote urination, and thus soothe irritations in the urinary system. Fresh or dried, all parts of the plant can be brewed into a refreshing tea that has diuretic properties. If you suffer from urinary tract infection, read my article how to treat urinary tract infection naturally.

4. Nettle – another herb that is used to benefit the blood, treat urinary tract infections and helpful for kidney cleanse. It has diuretic effect and keeps water flowing through the kidneys and bladder, washing bacteria away. Its high iron content makes it a great blood builder as well. Steep fresh or dry nettles in hot water for 10-15 minutes for a detoxifying, diuretic tea.

5. Parsley – this is one of the best foods that helps flush kidneys of all the toxins and is also beneficial for treating kidney stones and urinary tract infection. You can either include this food in your salad or other dishes or prepare parsley tea.


6. Marshmallow root – the root of the marshmallow plant is also a diuretic and is good for the kidneys. It helps to treat urinary problems such as urinary tract infection, kidney stones and bladder infections. Marshmallow root is considered a safe herb although it is recommended to take it several hours after taking prescription medications as it may inhibit their absorption.

7. Juniper – Juniper berries improve kidney function.  They are used for urinary tract infections and kidney and bladder stones. Juniper might also increase the need to urinate. Don’t take juniper berry if you have a kidney inflammation. Don’t use it continuously for more than 4 weeks, and don’t take juniper berry during pregnancy.

8. Yarrow – yarrow not only works as a diuretic, encouraging the kidneys to expel waste and water, but it has the added benefit of containing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. While the diuretic action increases urine flow, the antiseptic action helps fight bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections.

9. Red clover – another diuretic herb that stimulates the removal of waste and water from the kidneys.

Herbal treatments are very versatile and effective. If you are interested in natural and herbal remedies, you can find more useful information in my e-book The Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs.

Cleansing Your Kidneys – Helpful Tips

There are several methods of caring for your kidneys and reducing your risk of kidney disease that have been proven scientifically:

1. Smoking, alcohol and caffeine – avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine. Smoking and drinking too much alcohol means that your kidneys have to work harder to remove toxins from your blood.

2. Blood pressure – maintain normal blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. High blood pressure can increase your risk of kidney problems. Read my article on how to reduce high blood pressure naturally.

3. Salt – salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride. Too much sodium can increase your blood pressure. This can damage your kidneys more and make your heart work harder. So limit how much sodium you eat.

4. Maintain a proper weight – excessive weight increases your blood pressure, which is bad for your kidneys.

Read my other related articles:
1. Early signs of kidney disease & how to protect your kidneys
2. 15 common habits that can damage your kidneys
3. Feeling tired lately? Try these kidney detox juices
4. How to use apple cider vinegar (ACV) for kidney stones

The kidneys are one of the main systems and organs that your body uses to detoxify itself. If you are interested in cleansing your body, you can find more useful information in my e-book The Detox Guide. This guide will teach you how to use detox to cleanse and energize your body naturally and safely.



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73 Responses to Kidney Cleanse: The Best Foods and Herbs for Kidney Health

  1. Kris Hess says:

    I like this web site and want to learn more about kidneys and diabetic assistance with herbs

    • mathandarthwin says:

      i like this web site and want to know about how to clean my liver and kidney also how to release diabetic

    • Ali Shah says:

      the best organic food which is clean ur kidneys are Coriander.. just boil coriander when it comes in green shape colour,put into glass.add some lemon drops .for taste …and drink it on daily basis..u wont believe how much u will improve ur kidneys ..and this is GOD GIFTED organic cleansing food for Kidneys..please share with others as well..

    • Fatima says:

      One thing we all must be aware of, too, is sea salt! this thing can increase water retention, raise blood pressure, etc.

      • Krystal eversley says:

        You should use pink Himalayan salt it is the best thing that has ever came in to my life its better than any other salt it actually balance s your sodium levels and if there is excess sodium in your body it cuts it down and let’s say your levels are already balanced it doesn’t stick it goes out as waste its a great product for people with high blood pressure who can’t really salt but like salt and people with weight gain issues with slow metabolisms and people looking to loose weight and would like to use salt

    • Garreth says:

      Pumpkin seeds are very bad for the Kidneys due to high phosphorus content.
      In fact, there is more phosphorus in one once of pumpkin seeds, than one once of ground beef.

      See for your self @ “Phosphorus Tracker”
      Google :
      Apple :

      • Jenny says:

        There are quite a lot of references that pumpkin seed reduce the occurrence of kidney stones. Once people are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), they usually have a strict diet requirement and it might be that pumpkin seeds are not recommended for them, but people with special conditions should always consult with a doctor and any recommendation by their doctor take precedence.

  2. cecilio de los santos says:

    i need more of the fruits & veggies that cleanse the kidney please !

    • Ali Shah says:

      the best organic food which is clean ur kidneys are Coriander.. just boil coriander when it comes in green shape colour,put into glass.add some lemon drops .for taste …and drink it on daily basis..u wont believe how much u will improve ur kidneys ..and this is GOD GIFTED organic cleansing food for Kidneys..please share with others as well..

  3. Nikia Greene says:

    Excellent Resource. Thanks

  4. Rachelle says:

    Will the liver cleanse help a fatty liver?

    • Jenny says:

      For more information about liver cleansing have a look at these article:
      The Best Foods to Cleanse Your Liver –
      The Best Herbs For Liver Cleansing –
      It may help to a fatty liver, but you may also like to have a look at WebMD website recommendations –

    • ylli bardhaj says:

      Mrs. Rachelle I live in Albania. To clean the fatty liver prepare the home remedy as follows:

      Take an empty coffeepot and put in it a tablespoon of bio honey,half of teaspoon cinemon and a tablespoon bio olive oil. Mixed it two minutes and take it in the morning (Once a day)before breakfast.

      Also use tea of dandilion root,tea of artichoke and tea of milkthisle.

      Use them a month period and after see a doctor to check the liver.

    • Ali Shah says:

      yes it is…my liver is fatty too…see my comment please i am going to put into ur coments …please read it carefully …kind regards

      the best for liver is Garlic…make soup with garlic with adding ur taste like any thing salt or whatever…believe me its mirrical…i have damaged my liver 4 months back in june 2014 due to taking some extra pain killers PARACITAMOL.And i damaged my liver….my grandfather told me Garlic is very good for advice me u have damaged ur 45% liver due to Paracitamol every two week we need ur blood test. before i was admitted in the hospital. but after that blood test report dr says blood test every two weeks and he gave me some medicine as well..but i didnt take any medicine ….believe me i just drink garlic soup on daily basis.after 2 weeks ddoctor took my blood test and after a week he called me.and said…Mr Shah I DONT believe this ..your liver was 45% damaged .what have u done and what was ur diet that u improve ur liver in only just 3 weeks.and he said can u come to see me with in hour.when i went to see my docotor i saw my reports and he showed me my liver improvement and it was improved 99% and only 1% damaged was left .and after 2 weeks again he took my blood test and i am totally fine WITH GOD ALLAH HELP.GOD GAVE US GARLIC please share with others maybe u can improve ur liver too…but it is one of the best for liver and i have my own example…..try it please u can eat garlic pickle ,garlic soup, use extra garlic in ur food and see after few weeks changings … regards Ali Shah

      • Annie Rempel says:

        Hi! I am finding your posts very interesting and would like to try it and as well as give it to my dad. can you give me the exact recipe that you have to make your garlic soup? how much garlic, water and stuff on how you make it. TIA

      • Benny Ortega says:

        Mr.Shah thank you for sharing the healing properties of Garlic, as a gift of God to everyone.This I believe God wants of us to share His gifts or teachings to others!You are actually unselfishly preaching and sharing the good news thus glorifying God of His goodness.More blessings and power to you!

      • Lyndell says:

        Hello Ali Shah,
        Could you please give me the exact recipe for the garlic soup, I too have a fatty liver, I am also Type 2 Diabetic and have mild impaired kidney disease. Any information about a kidney tonic would be much appreciated.

  5. Louhichi lotfi says:

    I find your daily tips very valuable. The best way to prevent organ failures and fight diseases. Hope we can substiute chemical medicines

  6. pinky jane amigo says:

    how about if his undergoing dialysis?is it ok to eat more fruits like water melon aple or lemon?

  7. Adelle Ocampo says:

    Thank you for creating this website. Very informative. A life saver, if only people will make use of the benefits to our health and comply.

  8. Naturalis Wellness says:

    Very wonderful article. I also believe good nutrition has all the answers for the most toughest diseases. cancer , HIV (aids), diabetes, etc.

    • Jenny says:

      I also believe nutrition plays an important role, but there will always be other factors we cannot control, such as genetics, pollution etc, but we need to take control of what we can to reduce the risk.

  9. Juliet Cheslea Gustin Malis says:

    This is a very good and informative. I prefer taking herbs than pill actually as from small i learned this from my late grandmother.

    But having such informative reading materials , will help to ‘refresh’memories of herbs from my childhood. Thank you.

  10. wanda costales says:

    I want to learn more abt kidney and diabetic assistance with herbs juices right food to eat etc.

  11. Birgit says:

    1 have kidney desease at level 4, how can you help me, THANK YOU…

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Birgit, I’m not familiar with the levels of kidney disease, but searching this issue I’ve seen that level 4 involves advanced kidney damage and at this stage it is necessary to see a doctor who specializes in treating kidney disease (nephrologist) to decide about the treatment plan.

    • Riere says:

      Going natural is the best. But Jesus Christ in our lives is an even greater guarantee for whole health and longevity, because by His stripes, we are made whole. Stay blessed. Meanwhile kudos to the creator of this blog. Cheers everyone to greater health with Jesus Christ.

  12. Antonio V. Doblon, Jr. says:

    best for uti is cranberry juice and also agaricus coffee. Try and thank me back.

  13. geri hunter says:

    have stage 3 kidney problem, would like all the info you can e-mail

  14. Jayan says:

    It’s really helpful………….lot of tips are included to have a healthy living….if there is facebook page let me know………..I will share all the pages for your sites……Thank You

  15. soheila says:


  16. luis bato jr says:

    thanks a lot for these useful and good health tips from your web.

  17. lauraibarra says:

    stage 1 kidney problems any advice thank you.

  18. Margarita says:

    If these natural suggestions fail; I recommed KBU. It,s an all natural product that helped my sister with her kidney problems. It can be found at

    Research, research, research!

  19. maggie bugden says:

    May I print some of this?..Sometimes it so long..I want to take the time to read it on my own..Thanks for the kidney info.Need to learn more.thanks.

  20. maggie bugden says:

    I would like a poster on the kidneys and how they work.

  21. Janet Dunlop says:

    I’m finding this site extremely helpful and very interesting.

  22. Will Hart says:

    Doctors know about milk thistle and it is proven to protect the liver. I have been on a ginger, cayenne program for 2 weeks now. I have high blood pressure and have been on medications for years to treat it. I stopped the meds and went in and found my blood pressure was normal. But I must add that I have also worked on cutting my weight down and am at my target weight. Herbs work but you need a wholistic approach that includes eating right and exercise….

  23. dilu dereso says:

    it is essential advise rather than taking medicines

  24. Luhlu says:

    I appreciate your advices, are so helpful Thanks and God Bless you (sorry for my English)

  25. DELE ABIODUN says:

    This is very interesting, I love herbs and I want to be part of this thanks

  26. sylvia says:

    I find this site helpful and i would love to share also our experience, me and my husband are both stroke patient, my husband is hypertensive and i am diabetic.We take raw garlic everyday and avoid much carbohydrates. We are also taking moringa capsule 3times daily, if you search how moringa helps it could also help you with any diseases you may already have now.

  27. Cha' Kaula says:

    You mention a number of foods and herbs that are considered dangerous for overuse on other sites. This happens all the time. For example, turmeric and parsley have either potassium or phosphorous and taking too much of both are contraindicated for kidney health.

    • Jenny says:

      There are many healthy foods that if taken in large quantities can do more harm than good. Everything should be taken in normal food quantities, including the foods mentioned in the article. Common sense should be applied.

  28. Linda Smith says:

    I have stage 3 kidney disease and just found out I have a fatty liver. It is so hard to find foods, herbs, etc that benefit both the kidney and liver and neither is compromised. And I find that many websites contradict each other. A good kidney site is Fantastic site. Is there a site that may look at several chronic diseases, make comparisons to give you important information and healing components on both?

  29. Ali says:

    I like healthy tips thanks you again facing urine problem which food good for me

    • Jenny says:

      I’m not sure what exactly is the urine problem you are having. If you suffer from urinary tract infection (UTI), have a look here. In any case if symptoms don’t improve or become worse, go to see your doctor.

  30. Nnditsheni Muraga says:

    thank you very much for the information, it helps alot

  31. Kimberly Wagner says:

    Stage 3 kidney problems. Need all the information as possible to help me. Please and thank you.

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