The best way to prevent kidney stones is to increase diuresis (increase excretion of urine).
Besides the reducing salt intake and adopting a proper diet, the kidney activity can be maintained in balance using herbal remedies.
Horsetail, Yarrow, Cherries, the stem of Cherries, Corn silk, Birch leaves and Nettles are the best natural remedies for both prevention and treatment of renal diseases. Depending on the health problems associated with the kidney, for each patient should be prescribed a special treatment involving one or more of these plants.
Corn silk tea has a diuretic effect due to its high potassium and calcium salts. Corn silk is especially recommended for people diagnosed with kidney stones or sand. Because it has anti-inflammatory properties, it is also recommended to those who have urinary infections, cystitis, nephritis. Pour boiling water over 2 teaspoons of Corn silk; allow to soak for 5-10 minutes, then strain and drink a cup of tea, 3 times a day.
People who have renal edema can drink a tea prepared from these plants: Corn silk, Cherry stems, Birch leaves and Horsetail.
Pour a cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of mixed herbs. Allow to soak for 10-15 minutes; then strain the tea and sweeten with honey. Drink four to five cups a day for 10 days a month.
People suffering from inflammatory kidney diseases need to drink three liters of tea to dilute the concentration of urine. People who have kidney infections should drink tea made from the stems of cherries and herbs that have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect: the Blueberry leaves and Fennel.
Medicinal plants have a maximum diuretic effect as a tea. Drink four to five cups of tea a day.
The tea for kidney stones can be prepared as a macerate from two tablespoons of dried plant and one liter of water (4 cups).
Allow the mixture to soak for 7-8 hours at room temperature, then drink the entire quantity of tea in one day.
Preferable, set up the mixture before the bed time; in this way, you’ll have the tea for the next day.
In people with pyelonephritis (Upper urinary tract infection) the plants with diuretic properties (Cherry stems, Elder-flower) will be associated with those with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties (Calendula, Thyme).
People who have hypertension as a secondary effect of pyelonephritis should drink specific tea, antiseptic and hypotensive: Black-currant, Thyme, Yarrow or Goosefoot.
Couch grass – Agropyren’s essential oil and oxidation product have both been shown to be antibiotic. Because of this action, Couch-grass has been used as a remedy for treating urinary tract infections. Over a tablespoon of shredded Couch-Grass roots pour a cup of boiling water. Cover the cup for 10-15 minutes. Drink three cups of tea a day.
Put to dry: Dill, Mint, Corn silk and Plantain. Once they dried, crush and mix them well. Add 4 tbsp of mixed herbs to one liter of water and simmer for 1 minute. Then allow to infuse for 10 minutes and drink a half a cup of tea three times, daily, before meals.
The roots of Rosehip – Boil 40 g of dried Rosehip roots is in 200 ml of water for 15-20 minutes, leave them to infuse for five hours, then strain. Drink 200 ml three times a day for 7-10 days.
Doctors recommend to drink tea or decoction of the same herb, or the same mixture of plants, only for five to ten days a month.
Decoction is a method of extraction of boiling of dissolved chemicals from an herb or plant material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.