It’s interesting to go back to basics, as we’ve been focusing a lot on the colon and skin these last few days. That is why today you will be around another vital organ responsible for detoxification and these are the kidneys. Well, you may already know that the kidneys maintain their function of cleansing the entire body by working with the urinary tract.
The way they do natural detoxification is by helping to eliminate toxins and waste products through the excretion of urine. Now, it is true that the kidneys function regularly on their own when completing the cleansing process, but still, they can also malfunction due to the continuous accumulation of by-products once you tolerate eating fatty, processed and sugary foods in the day to day without enough hydration. As a result, people can be at risk at any age, including urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and the like.
While water can simply suppress kidney problems, another better way to support simple consumption is through the safe and traditional practice called herbalism or the use of herbs in the diet. The 3-day detox, for example, uses different types of herbs focused on cleansing vital organs, including targeting the kidneys and colon, which reduces digestive and urinary tract problems. Although not all herbs can be safe and effective according to your needs, as some herbs can have side effects, especially for some people who have allergies, it is good that most of them are essential for health.
Herbs for cleaning
Herbal diuretics or treating various diseases with herbs have been used in previous years as part of traditional healing. Since it has been discovered and practiced, it has already given excellent results for people suffering from fluid retention, high blood pressure, and other infections targeting the kidneys such as cystitis and inflammatory conditions.
Also, some people may find it largely comparable to the drug they buy on the market due to the lighter and milder effect of the herbs during the healing process. This mild effect is called the osmotic effect that herbs give when things are excreted from the urine, where water is carried with them, unlike medical diuretics, which only reabsorb and pump water.
Therefore, herbal diuretics may better benefit detoxification while targeting urinary tract problems, but relieve pain with more dilute urine which then reduces irritation. The best herbs chosen to cleanse the kidneys are Uva Ursi (Bearberry), Couch grass, Parsley, Horsetail, Corn silk and Nettle. While it might be beneficial to explain them all one by one, we will first discuss the herb Uva Ursi, which has urinary and antibacterial functions.
Knowing Uva Ursi or Gayuba
Uva Ursi is one of the herbs that is considered to stimulate the kidneys to continue proper cleansing and keep urine release virtually easy. Not only that, Uva Ursi is also considered antiseptic and astringent due to its antibacterial effect by helping to cleanse the kidneys, while in fact it has already helped eliminate various toxins such as Klebsiella, proteus, coli, pseudomonas, and staphyloccocus. Therefore, during the herbal kidney cleanse, you can make sure to kill the bacteria at its strongest for only 3-4 hours after intake due to its active content that is easily converted by the kidneys to activate easily antiseptic results.
Today, this herb has been used to help relieve pain caused by prostatitis, urethritis, dysuria, and cystatitis. However, its benefits may not fully be a recommendation for this herb to completely cure kidney diseases. Doctors advise taking Uva Ursi only as a cleansing measure and therefore a patient may always need to seek professional advice first when a kidney infection has already progressed.
Start your Uva Ursi cleaning at home!
It can be expensive to buy pre-made products offered in grocery stores, so why not create your own? It has been said that a good way to experience Uva Ursi is to prepare it as a dessert. For example, Uva Ursi or Gayuba jam can make it possible!
Tip: Bearberries should be harvested when they are fully ripe and red in color because this is when they are ready to eat fresh or dried. If you are not too used to eating raw, you may feel that this herb is a bit mushy, so creating this herbal jam is a good alternative.
Written by Irene Krey