| From Dr. Mark Stengler’s
The Natural Physician’s Healing Remedies
tract infection/kidney disease among other things (rheumatoid arthritis
with burning and stinging) for conditions where there is a lack
of thirst, bad reaction to heat, positive response to cold applications.
Used in acute kidney disease such as glomerulonephritis or nephritic
syndrome where there is a protein loss in the urine and edema of
the body. Urinary tract infections and bladder infections that cause
scalding pain during urination and right-sided kidney infection.
L-Carnitine—missing from vegetarian diets.
Malfunctioning kidneys don’t don’t produce enough. Also
helps good cholestral.
Phytonutrients--the flavoglycosides type (black
Uva Ursi—helps prevent kidney stones, Dr.
Mark Stengler, N.D. (The Natural Physician’s Healing Remedies)
recommends it for any infection of the urinary tract, and combines
it with formulas (already made up) that have Echinacea, goldenseal,
buchu, marshmallow and usnea. These formulas are for people with
urinary tract infections.
500 mg of magnesium daily with 50 mg of
Vit. B6 (food sources?)
Burdock Root for detoxification—20-30 drops
or 300-500 mg in capsules (included in Essiac Tea, I believe)
From the book Miracle Food
Cures from the Bible by Reese Dubin
Savory—this herb is used for kidney stones,
but also has an aphrodisiac effect (so be warned)
Sage & Peppermint tea—recommended 2
or 3 cups a day for at least 3 months for kidney infection. Use
½ ounce of sage & ½ ounce of peppermint leaves
in container, pour 1 pint of boiled water over leaves, let sit until
cold, drink during day.
*Parsley—for kidney inflammation, inability
to urinate, painful urination, prostate pressure, gravel, kidney
stones, and other urinary disorders. The seed is effectual to break
the kidney stones and relieve pain. Parsley tea: take a fresh bunch,
wash in cold water, place in a dish and cover with scalding hot
water. Cover to keep warm. When cold, pour off the liquid and drink
during a 24 hour period. Repeat daily until cured.
“Parsley has a marked action upon the tubules of the kidney,
neutralizing and promoting excretion of waste products containing
uric acid. By virtue of a substance it contains called apiol, it
assists in the concentration of urea.
Parsley is an excellent diuretic; it drains excess fluid from the
body, it is used medicinally for a variety of illnesses but more
particularly for kidney inflammation, inability to urinate, painful
urination, prostate pressure, gravel, kidney stones, and other urinary
disorders. Culpepper wrote: “The seed is effectual to break
the kidney stones and ease the pains and torments thereof…”
Juniper—4-6 drops of juniper berry oil taken
with honey 3-4 times a day for stones and gravel. (never more than
6 weeks), or in tea form, a tablespoon of crushed berries are added
to 4 cups of boiling water, boiled down to 2 cups, strained, drank
as tea one cup at mid day, one cup at bedtime. Stop use if there
is any diarrhea, intestinal or kidney pain, blood in urine, rapid
heartbeat, and increased blood pressure.
"Fructus iuniperi is a kidney irritant and if you do not
have well functioning kidneys you should never use it, either the
oil or the berries. Juniper berries are used as a blood cleanser
in the presence of healthy kidneys!" --poster
"Janet O" from healthiertalk.com
*Kidney Bean Pod Tea—Kidney blockage and
bleeding from any part of the urinary system. Stones and gravel
dissolved. If it causes nausea, use as an enema. Make it up fresh
and use the same day. After 24 hours it can cause diarrhea. Only
the pods are used. Boil 2 ounces of split pods in quarts of water
for 4 hours. Filter the fluid through fine muslin and store in cool
place, then strain again after 8 hours to remove all irritating
fibers. Then drink one glass every 2 hours. (Congestive heart failure,
rheumatism, gout, kidney, and other conditions—particularly
Mustard Plaster for kidney irritation—spread
Vaseline or lard over area first, 1 part mustard powder mixed with
4 parts whole wheat flour, thinned with water or egg whites for
greater protection from blistering. For a stronger potency, omit
flour. Intense redness is good, but blistering is not.
Nettle Tea—for inflammation of kidneys or
bladder, one ounce of nettles in pint of boiling water, in small
cups taken twice daily.
Olive Oil—taken internally in medium doses,
for painful urination, strangury, and gravelly urine.
Dandelion leaf tea—for nephritis, kidney
stones; dandelion root for kidneys and high blood pressure. Stones:
Herbalist Michael Moore recommends up to an ounce of the chopped
root, boiled and drunk several times a day, for at least 10 days.
Rudolph Fritz Weiss, M.D., recommends up to 10 cups of dandelion
tea every morning upon arising, until the stone passes.
Aloe Vera--Drink pure aloe vera juice. External
Thyme tea—strengthen kidneys (active ingredient
Kidney Cleansing Recipes
Celery Seed (For gout and
Celery Seed Tea
At least once a day, three days a week, take Celery seed tea prepared
by pouring a pint of boiling water over a tablespoonful of Celery
seeds (freshly ground or cut) and allowing it to steep. Let it cool,
then strain and drink. If practical, the tea should be made fresh
for each use.
It is very potent in case of Kidney Stones, and chronic kidney
Avoid in pregnancy because it is a uterine stimulant!
Celery seeds have a direct action on the kidneys, increasing the
elimination of water and speeding up the clearance of accumulated
toxins from the joints and so is of benefit in any oedematous condition
that accompanies arthritis. It is often administered with Taraxacum
radix (Dandalion) to increase the efficiency of elimination by both
the kidneys and the liver. Apium is also hypoglycaemic, and as such
is helpful in diabetes; this action seems to involve a direct action
on the pancreas and its production of insulin. Clinical studies
in China have demonstrated a hypotensive action for the tincture,
and this is accompanied by increased urine output. The flavonoid
apigenin has exhibited significant anti-platelet activity in vitro.
Other common names: Garden Celery, Smallage, Wild Celery
Celery seeds are very helpful for people suffering from an over
supply of uric acid. Celery has large amounts of potassium and organic
sodium that help to rid the body of waste material by stimulating
various sites such as the skin, bowels and kidneys. It re-balances
the acid/alkaline in the system and may help prevent certain cancers.
Therapeutics and Pharmacology: Apium is known as a mild diuretic
and urinary antiseptic and has been used in the treatment of urinary
stones - calculi. It has a calming effect on the gut, and can be
used in the relief of flatulence and griping pains. However, whilst
it can reduce visceral spasm, it conversely stimulates the smooth
muscle of the womb and can bring on delayed menstruation. After
childbirth it helps the uterus readjust and encourages the flow
of breast milk. The phthalides are the constituents responsible
for the antispasmodic, sedative and diuretic actions. Apium has
a direct action on the kidneys, increasing the elimination of water
and speeding up the clearance of accumulated toxins from the joints
and so is of benefit in any oedematous condition that accompanies
arthritis. It is often administered with Taraxacum radix (Dandalion)
to increase the efficiency of elimination by both the kidneys and
the liver. Apium is also hypoglycaemic, and as such is helpful in
diabetes; this action seems to involve a direct action on the pancreas
and its production of insulin. Clinical studies in China have demonstrated
a hypotensive action for the tincture, and this is accompanied by
increased urine output. The flavonoid apigenin has exhibited significant
anti-platelet activity in vitro.
The volatile oil in Apium has been shown to have antifungal activity,
and it is active against many bacteria including Staphylococcus
aureus, Staphylococcus albus, Shigella dysenteriae, Salmonella typhi,
Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes and Pseudomonas solanacearum.
No activity was observed against Escherichia coli or Pseudomonas
Combinations: Apium combines well with Menyanthes and/or Guaiacum
in rheumatic disease. The therapeutic action of Apium is potentiated
Caution: Apium should be avoided in pregnancy because it is a uterine
stimulant. The volatile oil in quantity is toxic to the kidneys
and so should not be used in kidney disorders. Allergic reactions
Preparation and Dosage: (thrice daily)
GSL Schedule 1
* Dried fruits: 0.5-3g or by 1:5 decoction
* Tincture: 1:5 in 90% alcohol, 2-8ml
* Liquid Extract: 1:1 in 90% alcohol, 0.5-2ml
Additional Comments: In Germany, celery preparations are used to
treat loss of appetite loss and exhaustion, and also in the prophylaxis
of nervous exhaustion.
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Bradley, P.R. (ed.) 1992
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Phillipson, J.D. 1996
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Press, London. Ody, P. 1993
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London. Press, B. & Gibbons, B. 1993
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New Holland Publishers, London. Wren, R.C. 1988
Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations, C.W.Daniel,
Herb facts: Celery is a biennial plant indigenous
to southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is also found in North
and South America. Celery grows in damp places and resembles domestic
celery, except that it has a less agreeable taste and is smaller
in size. In its second year the plant produces an angular furrowed
stem reaching three feet in height. It bears dark green leaves that
are opposite, shiny, and primate, having wedge-shaped, incised,
toothed leaflets. From July to November, white to gray-white flowers
appear in paniculate compound umbels. The fruits are dark brown,
elliptic-ovate seeds. The medicinal parts are the roots, leaves
*Antioxidant properties; Butyl phthalide; Fatty acids
*Flavonoids; Limonene; Oleic acid
*Palmitic acid; Phthalides; Petroselenic acid
* For definition of some of the above terms see the dictionary section
of this book.
Bioflavonoids; Calcium; Iron
Magnesium; Phosphorus; Potassium
Sodium; UFA; Vitamin A
Vitamin C; Zinc
PROPERTIES AND USES
* Antispasmodic - relieves or prevents spasms, usually of the
smooth muscles; barbiturates and valerian are examples of antispasmodics.
* Appetizer - a substance which stimulates the appetite
* Aromatic - an agent with an agreeable odor and other stimulating
* Carminative - an agent which assists in the expelling gas from
* Diuretic - Diuretics form a class of drugs which increase the
volume of urine produced by the kidneys. It can be used effectively
to treat mild cases of edema when kidney function is good and when
the underlying abnormality of cardiac function, capillary pressure,
or salt retention is being corrected simultaneously. Diuretics are
not an appropriate treatment for edema caused by inflammation of
the kidneys, and are useless in cardiac edema associated with advanced
kidney insufficiency. There are a variety of diuretics with different
modes of action. Among the diuretics are spironolactones, triamterene,
* Emmenagogue - an agent which stimulates menstrual flow.
* Sedative - Sedatives are a class of drugs which function to quiet
nervous excitement and reduce motor activity without inducing sleep.
They are used in the management of neuroses and in the treatment
of anxiety and apprehension accompanying various disease states
such as hypertension. Sedatives commonly function to induce reversible
depression of the central nervous system. Examples of this class
are Phenobarbital, secobarbital sodium, and pentobarbital.
* Stimulant - an agent that temporarily increases the activity or
physiological processes. Stimulants may be classified according
to the organ upon which they act; for example, an intestinal stimulant
is that which stimulates the intestines.
* Tonic - an agent which strengthens or tones.
* Celery produces perspiration and is useful for nervousness. It
should be cooked with milk and eaten freely to neutralize uric acid
and other excess acids in the body, thus aiding in the treatment
of rheumatism. Celery is useful for headaches when taken as a tea.
The seeds and stems have been used in Australia as an acid neutralizer.
* Celery seed is used almost exclusively as a diuretic. Since it
is very powerful, it is often used alone in severe cases of gout,
edema, and dropsy. At other times, small amounts are added to diuretic
herbal blends to provide reliable action. The herb is also used
to treat kidney and bladder disorders, but is avoided if the kidneys
* Celery seed is sometimes used as a carminative and antispasmodic
in the digestive system. This action depends on the presence of
its volatile oil. Celery has been used on occasion for rheumatism
and arthritis, although it its efficacy against those ailments has
not been established. Celery plant, not the seed, is purported to
Celery's volatile oils in large amounts can sedate the central
nervous system; some think this makes the oils more toxic than therapeutic.
DRUG PRECAUTIONS AND INTERACTIONS
Known Interactions - None
Possible Interactions - The antiarrhythmic agent, quinidine, may
increase the hypoprothrombinemic effect of celery. Vitamin K, menadione
and menadiol sodium diphosphate may antagonize the anticoagulant
effects of coumarins, such as celery.
Kidney cleanse is a procedure which is used to dissolve Kidney
stones - stones formed inside kidneys.
Main symptom of kidney stones is a pain in the lower and middle
back (kidney area, or spine), but as that pain can be excruciating,
some people may feel the pain in different parts of their body.
There are hundreds of herbal recipes, and many different
homeopathic remedies used for cleansing kidney stones.
According to the first hand experience, the best recipe is Edgar
*Watermelon Seed Tea for Kidney Stones
*Kidney Cleanse from Dr. Hulda Clark’s book The Cure for All
*Dr. Richard Schulze 5 Day Kidney Cleansing and Detoxification Program
*Corn-silk tea is the best single herb for increasing urine flow
and restoring the kidneys.
*Parsley leavses and root tea is commonly used for kidney cleanse
*Parsley seeds are also diuretics, and are used for dissolving kidney
*Lemonade diet is also commonly used for Kidney cleanse
*Juice fasting (vegetable juices) is used for cleansing kidneys
Read messages on Kidney Cleanse Forum
Kidney cleanse can be very important, even if you do not suffer
lower back pain!
If your kidneys are not in the perfect shape, they can create stones
in very short period of time (several hours or overnight), and you
don't want that pain, trust me!
- Functions of the Kidney
- Elimination of metabolic wastes
- Blood pressure regulation
- Erythrocyte production - erythropoietin (stimulates red cell
- Vitamin D activation
- Prostaglandin synthesis
- Acid - Base balance (excretes alkaline salts)
- Fluid balance
- Electrolyte balance
The two kidneys are part of both the Urinary and Endocrine Systems.
They are two of the most important internal organs in the body primarily
functioning to filter blood, regulate the urinary system and produce
hormones. The process by which the kidneys channel pollutants and
chemicals out of our systems by filtering toxic and potentially
toxic chemicals from the bloodstream produces urine that carries
waste materials from the body. The kidneys maintain a stable chemical
balance and internal physical environment for cells by regulating
water, electrolyte and acid base balances in the body. [In site
cross reference: Salts that heal and Salts that kill for my researched
information on restoring acid base balances in the body with unrefined
As the primary removal site for potentially toxic and toxic chemicals
each kidney contains 1.2 million filtering units called nephrons.
Each nephron is the functional unit of the kidney having a glomerulus.
In a process called filtration, blood containing waste products
enter the glomerulus where the cells extract the water and waste
products as urine, as the blood leaves. Blood flows into a network
of capillaries surrounding each tubule from the glomerulus where
substances that the body still needs such as water and certain salts
are restored to the blood. The purified blood is then returned to
general circulation throughout the body and waste in the form of
urine passes through the ureter into the bladder. Astonishingly
the kidneys can filter 500 quarts of blood daily most all of which
is reabsorbed returning to the bloodstream. Look at the image on
the left to discover it very descriptive of this process.
If you do not suffer kidney stones, (lower back pain), but you
want to prevent them, DRINK A LOT OF WATER! EAT A LOT OF WATERMELON!
Take Care what you are eating!
Sometimes, just a better diet with more water can be enough !