Detoxifying Liver And Kidneys : Best Foods, Recipes, Remedies

Detoxifying Liver And Kidneys

In this guide, we focus on the top foods, recipes & remedies proven by science to have potent natural detoxifying liver and kidneys abilities. All, natural, safe whole foods you can easily get at your local store.

Use them on their own as an easy way to boost your diet with foods that are good for your liver and kidneys, or to enhance your liver and kidney cleanse protocols.

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Top Detoxifying Liver And Kidneys Foods

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar detoxifying liver and kidneys

Raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is well known for its natural ability to cleanse, detox and flush out toxins from the body.

The research data suggests that apple cider vinegar detoxifying liver and kidneys properties come from its ability to regulate lipid metabolism in the liver, and protect the kidneys and liver from an oxidative injury due to high fast diet [1, 2].

Specifically to the kidneys cleanse, many health experts believe that apple cider vinegar can naturally promote an alkaline environment inside the body, which can alter the acidity in the urine. This can help the kidneys to better pass toxins, and may also prevent the formation of kidney stones.

A study that evaluated the connection between the dietary habits of 12,570 adults to kidney stones in china, found that more consumption of tea, legumes, and fermented vinegar was associated with a lesser risk of kidney stone formation [3].

Example: Liver Detox Drink Recipe

Liver Cleanse Drink

Ingredients: water, apple cider vinegar, lemon, herbs.
See the complete recipe.

Lemon & Lime Juice

lemon detoxifying liver and kidneys

Perhaps one of the most famous ayurveda home remedies to detox and cleanse the body; drink warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning.

The research data suggests that lemon and lime juices can prevent kidney stone formation due to their high citric acid content. Citrate has the ability to bind with urinary calcium and calcium oxalate crystals which may help to prevent crystal growth [4, 5].

As for the liver cleansing benefits of lemon juice, the data suggests that lemon juice can regulate elevated levels of serum ALT and AST liver enzymes as well to balance triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver [6].

The researchers believe that the detoxifying liver and kidneys abilities of lemon juice are related to its high citric acid content (kidneys) and high antioxidant capacity (liver).

Example: Liver Detox Tea

Liver Detox Tea

Ingredients: lemon, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon, raw honey, stevia.
See the complete recipe.

Olive Oil

olive oil lemon detoxifying liver and kidneys

Extra virgin olive oil has a long history of traditional use as food and medicine. According to the medical literature, there are multiple ways olive oil can protect the liver. The data suggests that olive oil can reduce fatty liver disease, prevent liver cells injury, and reduce lipid peroxidation [7].

Additional studies also found that olive oil can protect the kidneys as well. According to the evidence, olive oil has the ability to reduce the growth of urinary stones, control kidney inflammation, and prevent kidney damage [8, 9].

Example: Detox Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

Liver And Kidney Cleanse Salad Dressing

Ingredients: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt, black pepper, mustard.
See the complete recipe.

Beetroot Juice

Beetroot juice detoxifying liver and kidneys

The detoxifying liver and kidneys properties of beets, come from their ability to increase the blood flow to the kidneys, and reduce oxidative damage to the liver.

Beets are rich in natural chemicals called nitrates. When you drink beet juice, the body converts the nitrates into nitric oxide [10]. In the kidney, nitric oxide play a key role in many important functions needed to regulate and maintain healthy kidneys functions [11].

In his post “The Kidney Dysfunction Epidemic”, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno described a study where beetroot juice was able to increase blood flow to the Kidneys, up to 26%. According to Dr. Joseph [12]:

Increasing blood flow to the kidneys has a huge impact on improving detoxification and decreasing oxidative stress.

Beets are also considered as the top detoxing foods for the liver. Beetroot is a rich source of a class of antioxidants known as betalains. According to research, beetroot may have a protective effect against oxidative damage to the liver [13].

Example: Kidney Cleanse Juice

Kidney Cleanse Juice

Ingredients: Ingredients: celery, carrots, cucumbers, beet, apple, orange.
See the complete recipe.

Ginger

Ginger juice detoxifying liver and kidneys

There’s a very good reason why you can find ginger root in almost every liver and kidney cleanse recipe. According to research, ginger has the ability to improve kidney function and protect kidneys from different toxins. The evidence suggests that ginger can decrease inflammation and oxidative damage to kidney tissue when exposed to a wide variety of toxins [14].

Multiple studies also suggest that ginger can improve liver enzymes profile and other nonalcoholic fatty liver disease characteristics [15].

44 nonalcoholic fatty liver patients that took 2 grams of ginger for 12 weeks, showed improvements in certain liver enzymes, inflammation, insulin resistance and other nonalcoholic fatty liver disease characteristics [16].

Example: Liver Cleanse Juice

Liver Cleansing Juice

Ingredients: celery, spinach, carrots, beetroot, ginger root, lemon, apple, cucumbers, stevia, cinnamon.
See the complete recipe.

Blueberries

Blueberries detoxifying liver and kidneys

Multiple studies suggests that blueberries can protect the kidneys from disease, due to their ability to preserve blood flow to the kidneys, decrease inflammation, and delay damage and injury to the kidneys [1718, 19].

Regarding the liver, research data suggests that blueberries antioxidant properties can decrease the development of chronic liver damage, scarring of the liver, and liver failure [2021].

Carrots

carrots detoxifying liver and kidneys

Carrots have a long history of traditional use to treat kidney disease and other urinary disorders. Modern science was able to validate this use. According to research, carrots antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and high beta carotene content, may help to reduce kidney toxicity and protect the kidney from damage [22 ,23].

Additional evidence also suggests that carrots can protect the liver as well [24]. According to research, the bioactive components of carrot can improve liver functions in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [25].

Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate Juice detoxifying liver and kidneys

The research data on pomegranates is quite remarkable. Multiple studies found that pomegranates can help prevent or treat several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases [26].

These benefits also include the liver and kidneys health. Several studies were able to demonstrate pomegranates detoxifying liver and kidneys benefits. Pomegranate juice was able to reduce the oxidative stress and inflammation in the liver, and protect the liver against various liver injuries [27, 28].

Other studies found that pomegranate juice was able to prevent crystal depositions, kidney stone formation, and protect the kidneys from cellular damage caused by exposure to heavy metals [29, 30].

Turmeric

Turmeric liver and kidney cleanse

With a long history of traditional use and a large number of studies, turmeric is one of the most potent detoxifying liver and kidneys herbs.

Curcumin, the main active compound of turmeric, has shown anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and anticancer activities. [31].

A study that compared curcumin to placebo, found that curcumin reduced liver fat content by 78.9% vs 27.5% in the placebo group, regulate elevated liver enzymes, and improve cholesterol triglycerides profile. [32].

Another study concluded that curcumin can reduce harmful molecules that may lead to inflammation in chronic kidney disease. [33].

Example: Kidney Cleanse Tea

Kidney Cleanse Tea

Ingredients: spring water, dandelion, turmeric, lemon, black pepper, stevia.
See the complete recipe.

Kidney Cleansing Herbs : Benefits, Best Uses & Risks

Kidney Cleansing Herbs

Many kidney health supplements contain kidney cleansing herbs claimed to cleanse, detox and flush the kidneys. Some of the herbs for kidneys can be very effective to detox the kidneys and the urinary tract. Many herbs, however, have very little evidence on their safety or effectiveness. In some cases, they can even cause side effects and kidney detox symptoms.

In this review, we share the best most commonly used herbs for kidneys, that are shown to be both safe and effective. We cover their main benefits and recommended use. We hope this guide will help your journey to a safe, effective and happy cleanse.

For our complete kidney cleanse protocol, see: Protocol.

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Chanca Piedra

Main benefits: dissolves kidney stones.

Chanca Piedra Kidney Cleansing Herbs

We start the list of the kidney cleansing herbs with the most famous herb for kidney health: Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri).

Also known as stonebreaker, Chanca piedra has a long history of traditional use for kidney, liver and gallbladder health. A growing number of evidence suggests that Chanca piedra has the ability to dissolve kidney stones. (Hence the name).

According to the research data [1,2]:

 Chanca piedra was shown to interfere with many stages of kidney stone formation, reduce the stone crystals aggregation and modify the kidney stone structure and composition. 

Recommendation: Chanca piedra has long traditional use for kidney and liver health. This use is also supported by published studies. If you consider to add kidney cleansing herbs as a part of your kidney cleanse, Chanca piedra would be our first pick.

Horsetail

Main benefits: diuretic, increases urine flow.

Horsetail Kidney Cleansing Herbs

Second on the list and another kidney cleanse herb we like to include in the kidney cleanse, is Horsetail (Equisetum arvense).
The long traditional use and research data all suggest that Horsetail has a very powerful yet safe diuretic effect. So it can safely increase the urine flow which helps to flush, cleanse and detox the kidneys, with no negative effect on the kidneys, liver, or the urinary excretion of electrolytes and catabolites [3].

Recommendation: Horsetail offers a safe and effective way to increase urine flow during the kidney cleanse, which can enhance the effects other kidney cleansing herbs. For this reason, it is often combined with Chanca piedra.

Hydrangea Root

Main benefits: overall kidney & urinary tract health.

Hydrangea Kidney Cleansing Herbs

Another potent kidney cleansing herb that also has solid evidence on its safety and effectiveness is hydrangea root.

The old cherokee native americans and later the settlers, used a decoction of hydrangea for kidney stones with great success. In his book, advanced course in herbology, Dr. Edward Shook stated that:

Hydrangea herb is a powerful solvent of stone and calculous deposits, not only in the renal organs, but in every part of the organism, wherever they may be located. Therefore it is destined to become a universal remedy for phosphaturia, cystitis, alkaline urine, stony deposits, deposits of oxalate of calcium and others.

These benefits of Hydrangea for kidney health are further supported by the medical community. Hydrangea showed anti-inflammation and antioxidation effects and was able to improve and protect the kidneys function [4].

Recommendation: Hydrangea herb offers an effective and safe way that can enhance the entire kidney and urinary tract. If you consider taking herbs for kidney health, we highly recommend to look for Hydrangea as well.

Uva Ursi

Main benefits: prevents urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Uva Ursi Hydrangea Kidney Cleansing Herbs

Another kidney cleansing herbs superstar we recommend to include in the kidney cleanse is Uva ursi. Also known as arctostaphylos, bearberry, and bear’s grape, this herb has a long history of medicinal use for cleansing the kidneys and the urinary tract.

What about the science? The leaf extract of uva ursi has been approved for use for urinary tract inflammation by the German Federal Institute for Drugs. The research data suggests that uva ursi has natural diuretic, urinary antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. [5].

Recommendation: Uva ursi may help as a natural way to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). For this reason, we like to include Uva ursi in the kidney cleanse together with other kidney cleansing herbs, as an extra support for the urinary system function.

Marshmallow Root

Main benefits: increases urine secretion & soothes urinary tract.

Marshmallow Root Kidney Cleansing Herbs

Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is well known for its natural diuretic properties [6] , along with an ability to relieve internal irritation and inflammation in the urinary tract.

These two benefits, make marshmallow root an excellent fit for the kidney cleanse; it can help to flush the kidneys on one hand, while also relieves and soothes inflammation in the urinary tract.

Recommendation:  Marshmallow root offers a safe and effective way to promote kidney and urinary tract health. Based on our experience, using Marshmallow root can enhance the effects other kidney cleansing herbs.

Dandelion

Main benefits: diuretic.

Dandelion kidney cleanse herb

One famous kidney cleanse herb you can actually get fresh at the stores is Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).

Due to its potent natural diuretic properties and high availability, you can find dandelion in many kidney cleanse products. Both in supplements and tea forms.

The historical evidence of using dandelion as a natural diuretic takes us over 2000 years back, seen in both traditional chinese and ayurvedic medicine. Human studies also support the benefits of dandelion for kidney health. As research data suggests, consuming a fresh leaf extract of dandelion increases the frequency of urination [7].

We like to use dandelions in kidney cleanse recipes, especially teas. A good example is our Dandelion Turmeric Lemon Kidney Cleanse Tea (see recipe).

Recommendation: Dandelion may offer a natural and safe way to enhance the elimination of excess fluids by the kidneys. If you can get it fresh, you may want to try to make a kidney cleanse tea at home.

The Natural Kidney Cleanse Protocol

Kidney Cleanse
Kidney Cleanse

The idea of the kidney cleanse is simple: you start your day with a liquid diet: kidney cleanse drink for breakfast, and juice for lunch. You have a kidney cleanse smoothie for the afternoon and eat a kidney cleansing meal for dinner. Learn more.

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Kidney Cleanse Juice : Best Recipe To Flush Your Kidneys

Kidney Cleanse Juice

This kidney cleanse juice recipe is one of the best home remedies to flush and detox your kidneys, using natural whole kidney cleansing foods.

Use it as a part of your kidney detox plan, or in the morning for an effective, safe, tasty way to support your kidneys and overall health.

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Kidney Cleanse Juice Recipe

There are two main reasons juices for kidney cleanse are so popular:

  • Absorption & Hydration: The juice form makes it easier for the body to quickly digest and absorb the nutrients. Juices are usually high in essential electrolytes and minerals that hydrate your body and helps the kidney to flush excess water and toxins.
  • Taste: Juices recipes usually taste great to most people. Enjoying your cleanse and the taste of the recipes is something we take very seriously at Cleanse Joy. In fact, it is one of our core values! If the recipe doesn’t make you happy, we do not use it.

It is best to drink the kidney cleanse juice on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day.

Kidney Cleanse Juice
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5 from 10 votes

Kidney Cleanse Juice

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks, Juice
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kidney Cleanse Juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 4 medium cucumbers
  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 medium orange

Instructions

  • Peel the beetroot.
  • Run the celery, carrots, cucumbers, beet, apple and orange through a juicer.
  • Drink immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal

Kidney Cleanse Juice : Top Tips From Our Members

The kidney cleanse juice recipe is one of our best most popular recipes. Our members like the way it tastes, and the way it makes them feel. Especially when you drink it in the morning instead of your coffee or meal.

When it comes to juicing, we always recommend to experiment and rotate your greens, veggies and fruits. This way you provide your body with high variety of nutrients. It also makes your taste buds happy. Variety is the spice of life.

Here are the top suggestions from our members, and our answers to the FAQ:

Coconut Water

Initial research data suggests coconut water as a promising phytotherapy against kidney stones [1].
While more studies are needed, If you already like to drink coconut water, you may want to dilute the kidney cleanse juice with the coconut water and drink throughout the day.

Pineapple

If you can get fresh pineapple at your local store, you can replace the orange juice with pineapple juice. Use 1 cup of pineapple chunks.

Watermelon

Many kidney cleanse juice recipes like to add watermelon or melon juice. In our opinion however, it is much better to eat watermelon then to juice it. Watermelon has a very high water content (92%) and it is also very sweet. For this reason, if you like to eat watermelons or melons, continue to do so. Use the fruits you do not always like to eat for juices.

Parsley & Cilantro

Parsley and cilantro are known kidney cleanse herbs. They do not however, taste great in juice or smoothies.

A much better way to use them is with your meals. If you want to try to juice them (we get many requests on this topic, see the Parsley – cilantro shot recipe section)

Kidney Cleanse Juice Nutrition Facts

The main difference between this juice to the kidney cleanse drink (see recipe), is that the juice provides your body much more nutrients. A lot of them! (See the nutrition facts below).

Kidney Cleanse Juice Detox Nutrition Facts

Parsley Cilantro Kidney Cleanse Shot

The following kidney cleanse juice recipe is a very effective diuretic with strong kidney detox effect. Taste wise however, it is definitely not as pleasant as the kidney cleanse juice recipe above.

Interestingly, many of our members still like to make it and specifically requested us to publish it. So here it is:

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Parsley Cilantro Kidney Cleanse Shot

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Juice
Keyword: Kidney Cleanse Juice
Servings: 1
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 inches ginger root
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 small lemon or lime
  • stevia optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root.
  • Run all the ingredients through a juicer.
  • Taste. If needed, you may want to add a few drops of stevia and cinnamon to improve flavor.
  • Drink immediately. 

Kidney Cleanse Protocol

Kidney Cleanse

The kidney cleanse protocol is one of the best ways to naturally detox and flush your kidneys at home. The idea of the kidney cleanse is simple: you start your day with a liquid diet: kidney cleanse drink for breakfast, and juice for lunch. You have a kidney cleanse smoothie for the afternoon and eat a kidney cleansing meal for dinner. Learn more.

Kidney Cleanse : Flush & Detox Your Kidneys Naturally

Kidney Cleanse Protocol

The kidney cleanse protocol below is one of the best ways to naturally detox and flush your kidneys at home.

Special consideration was given in the protocol to both effectiveness and safety in order to avoid any kidney detox symptoms and side effects. Safety should always comes first. Especially when you naturally cleanse at home.

Based on the many requests we get, we gathered all the kidney detox protocol information, recipes, faq and suggestions in this post, to make it easier for you to use as a reference when needed.

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The Natural Kidney Cleanse Protocol

Duration: 1-4 days.

  • Breakfast: kidney cleanse drink.
  • Lunch: kidney cleanse juice.
  • Afternoon: kidney cleanse smoothie.
  • Dinner: kidney cleanse meal.
  • During The Day: kidney cleanse drink, kidney cleanse tea (optional).

Is The Kidney Cleanse Good For Me?

Kidney cleansing offers an effective, safe, all natural way to support healthy kidney function and helps the body to detox and flush the kidneys. The protocol only uses natural whole foods, herbs and home remedies. Many people like to also incorporate many of these recipes in their daily life to support overall good health.

We recommend to always check with your doctor before you start this protocol, or in fact do any cleanse. Specifically to the kidney cleanse, if you think you have an issue with your kidneys, have any medical/health concern, or currently take any medication, speak with your doctor before you do the cleanse.

Kidney Cleansing Benefits

The most common benefit people report during the cleanse, is significantly less water retention. Especially in the midsection, feet, ankles, legs and face. Many people notice their skin looks better, more tight, and that it is easier for them to walk and exercise.

A lot of people who do this cleanse for the first time, are surprised to learn how much excess fluids their body used to hold.

These results are not surprising, considering that the kidneys play a key role in removing toxins and regulating water balance in the body.

The Importance Of Cleansing Your Kidneys

Source: The National Kidney Foundation.

The kidneys are well known as the body’s chemical factories that filter and eliminate toxins. What many people do not know, is that the kidneys also play a key role in the following functions [1]:

  • Remove waste products from the body.
  • Balance the body’s fluids.
  • Release hormones that regulate blood pressure.
  • Produce an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones.
  • Control the production of red blood cells.

In other words: when your kidneys do not perform at their best, your entire body may be affected. According to the National Kidney Foundation [2] :

30 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease.

For this reason, we highly recommend to specifically ask your doctor to test your kidney function as a part of your annual checkup.

Kidney Cleanse Recipes

Below are the main recipes of the kidney detox protocol.

Kidney Cleanse Drink

Kidney Cleanse Drink

The first step of the kidney cleanse, is the kidney cleanse drink. Healthy, easy to make, effective, and safe, it is one of the best home remedies you can make to naturally detox and flush your kidneys.

Directions:

  • Squeeze the juice of 1 organic lemon.
  • Add to 1 liter of distilled or spring water.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of organic raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
  • Shake and refrigerate, store in a glass bottle.
  • Drink in the morning and throughout the day.
  • Serving size is 1 cup (8 oz, 250 ml) each time, up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Kidney cleanse herbs: for added benefit, we recommend to add Renaltrex, Dr. Group’s liquid kidney cleanse herbs complex. Mix 4 full droppers to each 1 cup of the kidney cleanse drink.

How Does The Kidney Cleanse Drink Work?

  • Water.
    The main function of the kidneys is to filter waste products and extra fluids and flush them from the body as urine. To do that effectively, the kidneys need enough water. For this reason, the most important step in a kidney cleanse is to drink enough liquids. The current guideline for total water intake for young men and women (ages 19 to 30 years) is 3.7 L and 2.7 L per day, respectively [3].
    When you do a kidney cleanse, you may find that you need to drink even more. In General, you should drink enough so you have a strong urine flow, with clear urine color.
  • Lemon juice.
    Lemon juice is an excellent natural source of citric acid. According to research, drinks that contain citric acid can help to increase urinary citrate excretion, which is a primary focus in the medical management of kidney stones. [4].
  • Apple cider vinegar.
    ACV is known to promote an alkaline environment inside the body, which can alter the acidity in the urine. This can help the kidneys to better pass toxins, and may also prevent the formation of kidney stones. A study that evaluated the connection between the dietary habits of 12,570 adults to kidney stones in china, found that more consumption of tea, legumes, and fermented vinegar was associated with a lesser risk of kidney stone formation [5].

Kidney Cleanse Juice

Kidney Cleanse Juice

This kidney cleanse juice recipe is another effective way to flush your kidneys and support the detox process. The main difference between this juice to the kidney cleanse drink, is that the juice provides your body much more nutrients. Especially essential electrolytes and minerals that can help hydrate and support healthy fluid balance.

The juice form makes it easier for the body to quickly digest and absorb the nutrients. It also gives your digestive system a break from having to constantly digest solid foods.

It is best to drink the juice on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day.

  • Ingredients: 2 celery stalks, 2 medium carrots, 4 cucumbers, 1 beet, 1 apple, 1 orange.
  • Directions: Peel the beetroot. Run the celery, carrots, cucumbers, beet, apple and orange through a juicer. Drink immediately.

See the complete recipe for the nutritional facts, additional tips and FAQ.

Don’t have time to make the kidney cleanse juice?

Another great option is to eat fresh ripe fruits with high water content. Watermelon, melons, cantaloupe, grapefruits, oranges, grapes are excellent choices. Always eat fruits on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day.

Kidney Cleanse Smoothie

Kidney Cleanse Smoothie

The purpose of the kidney cleanse smoothie is to continue and detox your kidneys, while also provide fluids, electrolytes, minerals and essential nutrients to your body. The consistency of this smoothie is much thicker than the kidney cleanse juice, which many people enjoy. Especially considering the high amount of liquids you already had from the kidney cleanse drink and juice.

Ingredients: 1 cup of water (or less), 4 medium cucumbers with the skin, 2 cups of fresh pineapple chunks, stevia vanilla flavor (optional).

Kidney Cleanse Smoothie : Top Tips from our members

The kidney cleanse smoothie is a very tasty smoothie many people love. It also makes an excellent base for many other healthy smoothies recipes.

Since we published the recipe, we got many tips of how to make it even better.

  • Can’t get fresh pineapple?
    Other fresh berries such as blueberries, strawberries work great as well. You can also use frozen pineapple or berries.
  • Need a little more sweetness?
    Add a few drops of stevia with vanilla flavor. We got this tip from many of our members, and liked the flavor as well when we tested the new recipe. When it comes to stevia, little goes a long way. All you need is a few drops. The vanilla flavor compliments very well the pineapple and cucumbers flavor.
  • Do you like cinnamon?
    Sprinkle a dash into the mix. This works very well.

Kidney Cleanse Tea

Kidney Cleanse Tea

The kidney cleanse tea is optional in the protocol, with most people prefer to drink the kidney cleanse tea during the winter, when there is a need to drink something hot.

The homemade kidney cleanse tea recipe uses kidney cleansing herbs and foods known to enhance the kidneys ability to naturally cleanse, detox and flush unwanted substances.

Ingredients: spring water, dandelion, turmeric, lemon, black pepper, honey, stevia.
See the recipe for the complete directions.

Kidney Cleanse Diet

Often overlooked, the kidney cleanse diet can help to boost the results and benefits of the cleanse. The diet focuses on kidney cleansing foods, but also limits foods or drinks that are high in toxins that can cause the kidneys to work harder in order to filter these toxins.

Here are the top guidelines for the kidney cleanse diet:

  1. Eat foods with high water content. Fresh juicy fruits and veggies are excellent choices.
  2. Limit sodium consumption.
  3. Limit dry foods during the kidney cleanse.
  4. Other problematic foods and drinks you may want to avoid eating during the cleanse include: processed foods, meat, dairy, alcohol, beverages, and other artificial drinks.

Kidney Cleanse Meal

Kidney Cleanse Meal detox salad recipe

One of our favorite meals to eat for the kidney cleanse diet, is our famous colon cleanse detox salad (see recipe).

The detox salad is a complete meal using kidney cleansing foods designed to further support the detox process and provide your body with essential nutrients and calories. After drinking liquids all day, the detox salad recipe will make you feel satisfied, happy and full.

Colon cleansing wise, as we mentioned in many of our body cleanses, the body eliminate toxins released during the cleanse through the urine and also through bowel movements. For this reason, you want to make sure your colon doesn’t have accumulated waste buildup that can make the elimination through the colon slower.

Kidney Cleanse Supplements & Herbs

Many kidney cleanse supplements contain herbs known to cleanse, detox and support healthy kidney and bladder function. Some of the herbs can be very effective to detox the kidneys, others have very little evidence on their safety or effectiveness.

The top kidney cleanse herbs that do have evidence as both safe and effective include chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri), uva ursi (bearberry, arctostaphylos), hydrangea, goldenrod (solidago), horsetail (equisetum arvense), and marshmallow (mallow root).

When it comes to kidney cleansing herbs, it is always best to use fresh herbs from a trusted source. Getting fresh high quality kidney cleansing herbs, however, is not always possible. If that’s the case, we recommend to use alcohol free liquid tinctures that contain active extracts of the kidney cleanse herbs. The benefit of using the liquid form is improved absorption and solubility in the body, along with the ease of use. You can easily mix it with water, teas or other detox or kidney cleansing drinks.

A good example is Renaltrex by Dr. Group’s, which is the liquid kidney cleanse herbs complex we use in our kidney cleanse drink.

Kidney Cleanse Library & Resources

Below are links to all the main articles and our research on kidney cleanse.

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Kidney Cleanse Tea : Natural Kidney Detox Flush Recipe

Best Teas For Detoxing The Kidneys

The kidney cleanse tea recipe below is designed to support healthy kidney function, and enhance the kidneys ability to naturally cleanse, detox and flush unwanted substances.

Use this recipe to make a homemade diy hot kidney detox tea during the winter, or a refreshing drink for the summer.

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Kidney Cleanse Tea Recipe

Dandelion Turmeric Lemon Kidney Cleanse Tea

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 4 cups spring water
  • 1 cup dandelion leaves (crushed pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp raw local honey optional
  • Stevia to taste optional

Instructions

  • Crush dandelion leaves into small pieces, remove large stem. 
  • Place the turmeric powder, ground black pepper and water in a small saucepan. 
  • Heat for 5 minutes over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Mix the tea and add the crushed dandelion leaves pieces. 
  • Cover and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon.
  • Strain and add the lemon juice.
  • Add raw local honey or stevia if needed and enjoy!

How To Drink The Kidney Cleanse Tea

When you do a kidney cleanse, it is very important to drink enough liquids to support the cleansing process. A good indication that you drink enough is that you have a strong urine flow, with clear urine color. For this reason, we recommend to use 4 cups of water in the kidney cleanse tea recipe.

If you find that the tea taste is weak, reduce the amount of water to 2 cups. Another option to use this kidney cleanse tea is as a base to other drinks: dilute the tea further with more water or add to other drinks. Consume the drink throughout the day.  This may be a better option during the summer.

Kidney Cleanse Protocol

Kidney Cleanse Protocol

The idea of the kidney cleanse is simple: you start your day with a liquid diet: kidney cleanse drink for breakfast, and juice for lunch. You have a kidney cleanse smoothie for the afternoon and eat a kidney cleansing meal for dinner.
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The Ingredients In The Kidney Cleanse Tea

  • Lemon juice is an excellent natural source of citric acid. According to research, drinks that contain citric acid can help to increase urinary citrate excretion, which is a primary focus in the medical management of kidney stones. [1].
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has a long history of use as a diuretic to enhance the natural elimination of fluids by the kidneys. This historical evidence takes us back for over 2000, seen in both traditional chinese and ayurvedic medicine. Human studies also support the benefits of dandelion for kidney health. As research data suggests, consuming a fresh leaf extract of dandelion increases the frequency of urination [2].
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties with a long history of traditional use that is also supported by many studies. According to research data, curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may help to reduce harmful molecules that can lead to inflammation in chronic kidney disease. [3].
  • Black pepper’s major active component, piperine, is known for its ability to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin along with other herbs and spices. This combination has a long traditional use that is also backed up by science. According to one study, piperine increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. [4].

Hydration & Kidney Cleanse

The kidneys main function is to filter and remove waste products and extra fluid and flush them from the body as urine. To do that effectively, the kidneys need enough water.

For this reason, the most important step in a kidney cleanse, is proper hydration. The current guideline for total water intake for young men and women (ages 19 to 30 years) is 3.7 L and 2.7 L per day, respectively [5].

When you do a kidney cleanse, however, you may find that you need to drink more. In General, you should drink enough so you have a strong urine flow, with clear urine color.

FAQ: Using Additional Kidney Cleanse Herbs In Your Tea

There are a number of known kidney cleanse herbs that can further improve the kidney cleanse due to some unique properties. For this reason, many kidney cleanse teas and drinks contain herbs known to cleanse, detox and support healthy kidney and bladder function.

Common kidney cleanse herbs may include: chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri), uva ursi (bearberry, arctostaphylos), hydrangea, goldenrod (solidago), horsetail (equisetum arvense) and marshmallow (mallow root) herbs have a long history of traditional use that is also backed up by science.

Getting fresh high quality kidney cleansing herbs however, is not always possible. If that’s the case, we recommend to use alcohol free liquid tinctures that contain the active extracts of these herbs. The benefit of using the liquid form is improved absorption and solubility in the body, along with the ease of use. You can easily mix it with water, teas or other detox or kidney cleansing drinks.

A good example we use in our kidney cleanse protocol, is Renaltrex by Dr. Edward Group. You can add 4 full droppers to each 1 cup of the kidney cleanse tea just before you drink it.

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Kidney Cleanse Tea Recipe