We often associate filters with keeping important things from getting dirty or becoming contaminated. The air filters in our homes help keep the airflow coming from our furnace and central air system as clean as possible. Filters on our faucets ensure that the water passing through it will be cleansed to its purest form. Filters on our online browsers only deliver the results that we care to see, eliminating unnecessary information. Well, our bodies also have their own filters. The kidneys contain about a million mini filters each.
Our Kidneys have many responsibilities, which include cleansing our blood by filtering out excess water and unwanted waste from the bloodstream. These organs also help regulate blood pressure, maintain healthy electrolyte levels, and produce red blood cells. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and proper hydration are elemental in maintaining healthy kidneys. The reality is that most of us fail to exercise regularly or eat mostly healthy foods. There are some natural herbs available that will help cleanse your kidneys and support optimum kidney function. The following are 8 Herbs that Promote Kidney Health:
The small Juniper berry is highly regarded as a blood purifying kidney tonic, one of the strongest and best of all of our natural substances to cleanse and strengthen the kidneys. Your entire blood supply is filtered through your kidneys every 5 minutes. An herb that has the power to invigorate, activate, and tone the kidneys is simply too important to be overlooked. This herb is available in capsules, tinctures, and is a main ingredient of our Kidney/Bladder Formula.
Goldenrod has been known to have been in use by Native American tribes, and studies have shown that goldenrod helps detoxify the kidneys while promoting overall urinary tract health.
Hydrangea root is another herb that was popular among Native American tribes and early American settlers was the Hydrangea root. This plant helps the body efficiently use calcium, which is the main component of 80% of kidney stones.
Dandelions typically have a negative connotation becuase of their common weed status in many yards. However, the Dandelion root can help the body maintain healthy fluid levels and eliminate waste.
The world's most popular herb, parsley, is generally associated with cooking, but it is also used in many herbal supplements such as our Bountiful Blend. Parsley is rich in antioxidants, highly nutritious and helps increase levels of fluid going through the kidneys.
Marshmallow root will also increase urination, but in addition, it can help soothe the tissues found in the urinary tract system.
Gravel root also has a history of being used by Native American tribes and American settlers who used the herb to help maintain healthy kidneys and a healthy urinary tract system.
You probably never thought those shiny, sticky fibers at the top of your corn cobs were so important. Taken as a tea or tincture, Corn Silk is frequently used to promote kidney and urinary tract health by helping to maintain healthy calcium and fluid levels.
Take advantage of our wide selection of herbs that will not only help maintain healthy kidneys, but will assist in cleansing and detoxifying them. Your body's filters need attention and proper maintenance just like the air filter in your home or car, so visit Western Botanicals today to find the best herbs available for healthy kidneys.