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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How To Detox Your Kidneys Naturally?

Your body is a kind of a mirror. You are what you eat. Today's life continues to provide things that speeds up everything. These things often, speed up the pace of life which upsets the balance between healthy life and healthy food. Due to these conditions, the toxins get overloaded in the body.

These toxins affect the body functions and structure of cells, tissues and organs. These are further known to create health problems such as chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, premature aging, allergic problems and many other ailments.

Due to these problems detoxification is very important to be done. This is the process through which the symptoms of the ailments can be reversed.

One of the body's organ that are very helpful to do body's detoxification are kidneys.

Kidneys are very important organ of the body and besides detoxification, this is also helpful to do following functions –

  • Produce red blood cells
  • Hormone stimulation
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Strong bones
  • Eliminates extra fluid and waste from the body

When kidneys loaded with toxin following symptoms are there –

  • Dry skin and hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fuzzy vision
  • Incontinence
  • Increased night urination
  • High blood pressure
  • Dark color urine
  • Painful urination
  • Itching
  • Decreased urine flow
  • Back pain

Kidney toxins can be harmful with time if not cured.

How to, Detox your kidneys naturally


There are plenty of natural ways through which we can detox the kidneys at home –

1. With Liquid Therapy

1.1) Drink Plenty Of Water - This is the simplest way to detox kidneys. Water known to dilute the materials that can form stones and other toxins. Drink a lot of water in a day.

You can have 2 to 3 glass water in the morning empty stomach also.

You can add other drinks to your routine that put an extra effect to enhance detox properties.

1.2) Start Your Day With Lemon Water - A lemon with water is a great remedy to detox kidneys. This helps to filter blood and due to citrate level of lemon, controls the level of calcium in the body from binding with other materials. This can lea to stones.

You can take a warm water with a lemon in the morning empty stomach.

1.3) Cranberry Juice - Cranberry juice is very beneficial for urinary tract. Cranberries can help to manage the urinary tract infections by decreasing bacteria adhesion to the urethra and bladder. This is also helpful in clearing extra oxalate and calcium present in the body. This leads to stone formation. Always purchase organic and non-preservative variety of cranberry juice.

You can prepare at your home also –

  • Water- 1 litre
  • Sugar- 2 tsp
  • Cranberries- 500 mg

Method –

  • Wash the cranberries and boil them.
  • Now cook cranberries till it burst at low flame.
  • Strain their juice via cheesecloth.
  • Now Add according to the taste.

1.4) Watermelon - This fruit contain 92% water by its weight. This means, watermelon helps the body to flush the kidneys. This helps to remove very small stones from the kidney. Further this fruit is enriched with potassium, which helps to dissolve kidney stones.

You can prepare this at home –

  • Peeled lime - 1
  • Watermelon juice - 2 cups
  • Method

Put both things in a blender and blend them together and consume regularly.

1.5) Carrot and Cucumber Juice - This combination is very helpful in flushing out excess uric acid and toxins from the kidneys. With this, these provide various minerals, vitamins and fibres to the body.

How to prepare this at home –

  • Large cucumber - 1
  • Carrots - 2

Method –

  • Wash both ingredients and put in a juicer or mixer.
  • Make the juice and consume on regular basis.

1.6) Juice of Beets with Apple - Beets known to contain a phytochemical betaine. This is enriched with antioxidant properties and known to increase the acidity of urine. This thing helps to clear struvite and calcium phosphate that builds up in the kidneys. Apples also contain anti-inflammatory properties and pectin a phytochemical that eliminates toxin and decreases bad cholesterol levels.

How to Prepare?

  • Lemon - 1
  • Beet Bulbs (skin removed) - 3
  • Apples – 2

Method –

  • Take the beets and apples and remove its skin.
  • Cut their quarter size pieces in the juicer and make its juice.
  • Add the lemon juice after that.

1.7) Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is very helpful and beneficial as this is known to contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal properties that helps to prevent oxidative stress of kidneys, blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

How to Take –

  • You can consume 3to 4 tbsp. of vinegar before meals.


  • Apple cider vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 1 glass
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp

Method –

  • Add all the things in water glass and stir.

Read Also - Kidney Failure Treatment in Ayurveda and How to Avoid Dialysis

2. Detox Teas

2.1) Parsley Tea

  • Parsley (crushed) - 1 tbsp
  • Boil hot water - 1 cup

Method –

  • Take hot water and add crushed parsley.
  • Cover the cup and steep for 8-10 minutes.
  • Strain and have 2 cups of this tea daily.

2.2) Ginger Tea - Ginger is known to wash harmful microbes of the body and improves digestion also.

How to Prepare –

  • Boil water - 2 cups
  • Ginger (grated) - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - ¼ tsp
  • Grated Ginger - 2 tsp

Method –

  • Put ginger in hot water and steep for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and honey (optional) in it.
  • Have 2 cups daily.

3. Green Leafy Vegetables

You can take dark green leafy vegetables to detox kidneys but if you have some severe kidney problem, then consult doctor before taking these, as some of these are known to contain oxalate. But these are very nutritious due to which these prove very good for detoxification. Their magnesium and calcium levels, help to reduce body oxalate levels.

4. Count On Cruciferous Vegetables

Crucified vegetables known to boost kidneys to move toxins into urine, it expels toxins from the body. These are vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli etc.

5. Magnesium Rich Foods

Magnesium rich foods are known to detoxify kidneys and enrich the body with nutrients. You can add beans, bananas, potatoes, nuts, seeds, spinach, almonds, yogurt and oatmeal etc. in your diet to take magnesium.

6. Other Raw Foods That Help To Detox Kidneys

  • Brown rice
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Caraway seeds
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Licorice

7. Things That Should Avoid During Kidney Detoxification

  • Alcohol
  • Chocolates
  • Intake of sugar and salt
  • Avoid calcium and oxalate rich foods
  • Caffeine
  • Smoking
  • Fried stuff
  • Processed foods of soy