Herbs for Kidney Stones

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Depending on herbal remedies for elimination of kidney stones proves worth if you have started an early treatment. A few such herbs recommended for elimination and dissolving kidney stones are explained below. Read on.

Our kidney is an important organ of our body that controls a number of activities. One of the most significant role of kidney is purification of wastes and absorption of water from blood to produce urine. It also stabilizes the amount of salt present in our body. All these processes are carried out in a systematic manner and malfunction of this organ can give rise to serious health complications. Kidney stone also known as calculi is formed inside kidney due to deposition of urinary minerals, like calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate. These stones are sometimes miniature in size capable of getting dispelled through urinary tract. The stones might grow in size and then either a surgical removal is required or incorporation of medicines aids in dissolving them. Elimination, dissolving and breaking of kidney stones could also be done through herbs. You shall come to know the herbs for kidney stones used in the science of Ayurveda in the upcoming content.

Medicinal Herbs for Kidney Stones

The herbs that help dissolving kidney stones are usually prescribed when the size of stones is very small. They help in flushing out toxins and stones along with urine. Here are a few herbs capable of emulsifying the stones by breaking them into very small pieces. The herbs are either consumed in raw form or with food. They are also available in the form of capsules, pills or are sold in dried form. So let’s check out the herbs that help in eliminating kidney stones.

Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion is a readily available herb that helps in stimulating activity of kidneys. The leaves should be used during peak season of growth. Avoid using dandelion leaf from your garden if you have sprayed chemical fertilizers in soil. The root is equally beneficial for diluting urine and preventing formation of small stones inside kidney from aggregation of minerals. Dandelion leaves and roots are boiled with water for consumption.

Goldenrod Herb


This is a renowned medicinal herb that eliminates kidney stones through urinary passage. Goldenrod is found mostly in Europe, Germany and North America. The leaves of the plant is rich in saponins and flavonoids that help in effective removal of kidney stones. Apart from this, it acts as an effective cure for inflammation in the urinary tract. Goldenrod is available in the form of capsules and tea bags. The leaves could also be boiled for consumption.

Horsetail Herb


The ancient Greeks and Romans used horsetail for treatment of kidney stones. It’s one of the most effective kidney cleansing herbs that is consumed in dried form or liquid preparations are made from are also taken in. Regular intake of 300 mg of herbal preparation of horsetail, thrice a day, helps in elimination of kidney stones. It’s a Chinese herb that is also used to cure bladder problems and bone disorders.

Juniper Berries


Juniper berries actually increase efficiency of kidneys in filtration of blood and preventing formation of kidney stones. When sediments and waste products get filtered properly, chances of getting kidney stones are lessened. It effectively combats crystallization of uric acid in kidneys. All these benefits are advantageous to people suffering from kidney stones. In short it’s a wonderful kidney cleanse herb.

Other Herbs
Apart from the herbs mentioned in the content above, there are a many herbal remedies for formation of kidney stones and their elimination from body. Take a look at them from the list below.

  • Yarrow
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Alfalfa
  • Fennel
  • Knotgrass
  • Lemon grass
  • Lemon
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Saint John’s wort
  • Nettle
  • Joe-pye weed
  • Meadowsweet
  • Plantain
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Hydrangea root
  • Yam root

The dosage of these herbal medications should be strictly determined by doctors because excessive intake leads to other types of health complications. However, taking extra precaution during pregnancy is always suggested and you should discuss with your doctor in this regard before taking any herbs.

By Saptakee Sengupta
Published: 3/17/2011

My source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/herbs-for-kidney-stones.html

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One thought on “Herbs for Kidney Stones

    Long Tennessee said:
    August 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Kidney stones should be detected as early as possible so that it could be treated the soonest. **,:”

    Yours trully http://healthmedicinelab.com/inflamed-taste-bud/

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