Kidneys flush out waste from our system and are also pivotal in performing various other functions like maintaining the acid balance, electrolyte balance, and they also regulate the blood pressure. Infections, tumors, urinary and prostate problems can result in the malfunctioning of the kidneys and can lead to pain and inflammation. These are often accompanied by fever, chills, loss of appetite, pain in lower abdomen and painful urination.
Here are some herbal remedies to treat the kidney pain
Kidneys act as strainers to remove toxins from the body and retain all the essential elements required by it. Water helps i this mechanism and people who suffer from kidney pain should have at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Moreover when the pain starts, the person should start drinking water and drink at least 1- 1 1/2 litre of water to flush the toxins and ease out the pain. This water therapy is effective for kidney stone patients.
Intake of lemon juice can help in breaking the accumulated in the kidneys and cleanse it. When the kidney pain starts it is advised to have the lemon water and relief will be experienced in half hours time.
This herb is a diuretic and helps in increasing the frequency of urination and helps to remove the germs as it has anti-viral properties. Parsley tea can be drunk and fresh ground parsley can be applied topically to the area of pain, to reduce the inflammation and swelling. The tea is made by infusing fresh parsley leaves(a bunch) in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Cool and strain and drink up to 4 cups a day.
These seeds act as a diuretic and aids in flushing out the kidney stones and impurities and thus reduce pain and inflammation. Take 1 tab of watermelon seeds and pour 2 cups of boiling water over it and steep for 20 minutes. Cool, strain and drink this tea 1 cup every day for 3 days.
Dandelion herb increases the frequency of urination and provides better circulation to the kidneys. Take 1-2 tsp of dried dandelion leaves and infuse it in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Strain and have warm or cold as per your choice. Drink at least 2-3 cups of this concoction to eradicate the kidney pain from the body.
Celery acts as a catalyst to speed up the elimination of toxins and waste from the kidneys. It contains a volatile oil which has microbial properties to combat the bacterial invasion. Make the celery tea by pouring 1 cup of hot water onto 1 tsp of powdered celery seeds and leaving it for 10-15 minutes. Strain, cool and drink this tea at least 3 days a week.
Corn Silk Tea
Corn silk effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria in the kidneys and bladder and treat infections of the urinary tract and thereby eases the pain.It also curbs the fluid retention in the body. We can prepare the tea by adding hot water to 1 tab of powdered corn silk and steep it for 10 minutes. Sieve. 2-4 cups of corn silk tea can be drunk every day.
Cabbage Leaves Poultice
Cabbage leaves not only help in eradicating pain from the body but also pull out all the toxins from the tissues to alleviate the inflammation. A poultice of cabbage can be prepared by boiling 2-4 cabbage leaves, 2 onions, a 3-4 handful of bran in a jar of water. Let all the water evaporate and then spread this poultice over a gauge and apply to the area that is painful. Leave it overnight to help in pulling out all the pain and providing relief.
This root can flush out kidney stones as it is a natural diuretic and eliminates waste from the body.We can make tea or chew the roots for pain relief. Root water can be prepared by dipping 4 tab powdered root of marshmallow in a 1 LTR jar of water and leaving it for 5-9 hours. After that, we can strain the golden liquid and sip it all day. Add a sweetener like honey if required. Or make marshmallow tea by steeping the 1 tsp of root powder in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes. This can be had 2-4 times a day.
This herb is anti-bacterial and antiseptic and protects the kidneys from infection and inflammation. Take 1 tab of dry or fresh plantain leaves and infuse in hot water for 15 minutes. Have this drink 4-5 times a day and sweeten it with honey if needed.
Sage And Peppermint Tea
Sage has antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities and peppermint gives relief from spasms and pain. Make a tea using both these herbs to get maximum benefits. 1 tab of sage and peppermint each is added to 2 cups of boiled water. Sieve and drink. This tea should be taken for 2-3 times a day for 3 months regularly to alleviate all kidney problems.
This herb can be taken for smooth and pain free urination. It prevents the formation of stones and also provided relief from pain associated with kidney infections.Nettle tea should be consumed 2-3 times a day.
This ancient herb has strong anti bacterial and anti viral properties.It helps to detoxify and cleanse the kidneys. Have basil juice mixed with honey to get rid of all the pains and troubles of the kidney.
This herb can treat all kidney and bladder infections and reduce pains associated with them. Take 1 tsp of this herb and boil it in 2 cups of water till it is reduced to half. Strain and drink. This tea can be had 1/2 a cup twice a day for treating all infections and pains.