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
- 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
- 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
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.
See the complete protocol.
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. .
- 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 .
- 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. .
- 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%. .
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 .
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.