11. Nettle

Stinging nettle is an essential herb for men with prostate problems, which can put extra strain on the kidneys. It treats symptoms of the early stages of an enlarged prostate such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate.

It’s also used for urinary tract infections, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), or applied topically to treat joint pain, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and insect bites.

12. Celery Seeds

Celery seeds are used as a diuretic, as well as an anti-inflammatory and anti-stress substance which keeps your kidneys going. It’s also used to heal liver and spleen disorders.

13. Yarrow

Like dandelion, this weed has surprising medicinal properties. It fights both inflammation and pain of the kidneys. Its hemostatic abilities can also be used to stop bleeding and prevent blood in the urine.

14. Hydrangea root

Hydrangea root may be toxic to household pets, but in humans, it has beneficial effects. It’s used for urinary tract problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra and prostate; enlarged prostate; and kidney stones.

Kidney-Cleansing Juice

Combine the best of this list in this easy-to-drink tea.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of dried Hydrangea Root (Hydrangea arborescens)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpurea)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Marshmallow Root (Althea officinale)
  • 1 quart of juice (apple, grape, cranberry or melon)

Instructions:

  1. Use a mortar and pestle to crush all the ingredients together in a fine powder.
  2. Mix 2 1/2 ounces of the herbs into the apple juice. Place the remainder in a glass jar with a lid and store in a dry, cool place.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour into a cup.
  4. Drink multiple times a day for three days.
  5. You can also keep it simple by adding the mixed herbs to warm lemon water.

While the above foods will help prevent kidney problems, your lifestyle is most important in keeping these organs healthy.

Most importantly, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and prevent the formation of kidney stones. It’s also advised to drink responsibly, restrict salt intake and keep your blood pressure and blood sugar stable.