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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Top 10 Best Herbs for Kidney Cleansing Or Detoxification

Kidney failure- this word is enough to scare anyone. In past few years there is an upsurge in the chronic kidney diseases where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney functions and end result is kidney failure. Good kidney health is in your hand. Kidneys are bean shapes organs located at the posterior side of abdomen. Kidneys function is to remove the wastes and toxins from bloodstream. Though the kidneys are self-cleansing organs, but the wrong eating habits, unhealthy life style, certain diseases impair the kidney's filtration capacity. So, kidney cleansing is important for proper functioning of kidneys.


Ayurveda comprised of two words - (Ayur - life and Veda-knowledge or science) which means life of science. It is an ancient traditional system of healing in India.  Thus meaning of which helps to maintain a person’s health by keeping the individual’s body, mind and spirit in an appropriate balance with nature. Herbs are primary way to heal sickness along with good health benefits. Here are the herbs like Varun (Crateva nurvala), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Shirish (Albezzia lebbok) Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera) and Shigru (Moringa oleifera) etc. help in the kidney cleansing.  Moreover these herbs also improve kidney functioning and strengthen the kidney system.


1. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

Punarnava is comprised of two words (Punar – once again, nava means - becoming new). Hence this herb revitalizes and renews the whole body system. This herb is also known by the other name "hogweed". It is a natural mild diuretic in the nature thus helps in cleaning the toxins from body. It helps in the removal of the waste from body, improves the kidney functioning.

Taking the one teaspoonful of powder of this herb twice daily is good for kidney cleaning.

2. Varun (Crateva nurvala)

For the good kidney health this herb has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. Antioxidants and diuretic properties of this herb help to eliminate the toxins from body, hence help in kidney cleansing. This herb is also a good liver cleanser also. Moreover, a chemical constituent, lupeol present in the varun to reduce the production of oxalates which further combine with calcium to form kidney stones. Hence for the renal problems use of this herb is also very effective.

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

3. Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)

It is also one of effective herb for cleansing of kidneys. It help to extrude the toxins and harmful materials out of the kidneys. It also aids to improve digestion.

Take ginger tea 2-3 times in a day.

Also include the raw or dry ginger in cooking for good kidney health.

4. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is one of common spice used in the Indian kitchens. It acts the powerful body detoxifier, cleanses the kidney, liver and blood. Anti-inflammatory properties of this herb are very helpful to prevent any inflammation and infections in kidneys.

  • For kidney cleaning, one can take one teaspoonful of turmeric powder with Luke warm water twice in a day.
  • Another option is add half teaspoon of each of turmeric powder and dry ginger powder in boiling water. Let it for 10 minutes on flame, then strain it. Drink it once daily.

5. Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)

This herb helps in regeneration of kidney cells and supports the good kidney health. It acts as diuretic and helps to flush out the toxins from body.

Take one teaspoon twice daily with water.

6. Kaasni (Chicorium intybus)

This herb cleanses the kidney bladder, removes the toxins from the body. For the urinary tract infections use of this herb is very effective. It supports the overall good health of kidneys. Moreover use of this herb is quite fruitful to manage the various problems like renal stones and nephritic syndromes which may further lead to kidney failure.

Take one teaspoon twice daily with water.

7. Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)

This herb has the strong detox reaction on kidneys and liver. It helps in the removal of toxins from body. Moreover it supports the healthy digestion and thus prevents the toxins accumulation in the body. It is also helpful in the treatment of renal stone and hepatitis viral infections.

8. Shirish (Albezzia lebbok)

For the kidney failure use of this herb is very effective. This herb helps in the regeneration of kidney cells. Hence supports the overall good health of kidneys.

9. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

This herb is also called as the Indian gooseberry. This herb is famous for rejuvenating properties. It acts as powerful anti-oxidant which helps in the regeneration of kidney cells. It enhances the immunity and vitality in body also. Moreover this herb also help to maintain the good liver health and supports the healthy digestion too.

10. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

For the cleansing of kidneys use of this herb is very useful. It supports the overall good health of kidneys. Use of this herb is quite effective to provide the relief in symptoms with kidney failure like slow urine output, weakness, chest pain and swelling in ankle or feet. Therefore, this herb is quite beneficial for the treatment of kidney failure.

Read Also - How to Detox Or Cleanse Your Kidneys Naturally?


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