Kidney cleansing

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Last reviewed: 16.09.2022

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The kidneys are an organ without which the body cannot exist, because. They are designed to remove waste products: excess water, salts, toxins, and other harmful substances. The organ is a kind of filter on which sand (fine powder) settles. Under normal metabolic processes, the kidneys themselves do an excellent job of cleaning themselves, but if this is not the case, then stones (calculi) can form, they grow and cause suffering to a person, and sometimes even threaten life. To prevent such phenomena, they turn to cleansing the kidneys.

Indications for the procedure

How do you know it's time for a kidney cleanse? The indications for the procedure include the following external signs:

  • infrequent urge to urinate and a small volume of urine;
  • its turbidity, flakes, blood impurities;
  • aching pain in the lower abdomen, lower back;
  • swelling under the eyes in the morning after sleep;
  • frequent emptying of the bladder;
  • a sharp deterioration in vision and pain in the eyeballs;
  • weakness, the appearance of cold sweat.

The presence of these signs is a reason to first consult a doctor, since self-medication can cause irreparable harm to health. Only a doctor, as a result of the examination, can give an opinion whether there are any contraindications and whether it is possible to resort to cleaning the kidneys from sand and stones.


The procedure is preceded by serious preparation, which includes a number of rules:

  • cleansing the liver and intestines ;
  • transition to a dietary diet with a predominance of cereals, vegetables and fruits;
  • limit the intake of protein of any origin;
  • drinking plenty of ordinary water, natural juices, green tea without sugar, herbal decoctions;
  • the presence of spices in food (ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, hot peppers) in dishes;
  • daily warm baths with the addition of herbal decoctions or a bath with a birch whisk, especially with its use in the kidney area;
  • increased physical activity (sports, walking, dancing).

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Technique of the kidney cleansing

When is the best time to clean? Any time is suitable, but it is most appropriate to do it before Easter during fasting and in the middle of autumn. There are many different her techniques and methods, both with the help of drugs for cleaning the kidneys, and alternative methods.

Kidney Cleansing Tablets

Many drugs that stimulate the kidneys (diuretics) should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. Along with the removal of fluid from the body, and with it sand, stones, they wash out useful substances - minerals: sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and also have an irritating effect.

There are drugs used to dissolve stones. They alkalize urine, dissolving stones, preventing their re-formation. These drugs include blemaren, biliurin, peniciplamin, but they can be drunk only under the supervision of a doctor who will take into account other existing diseases.

It is best to use tablets with a natural composition to cleanse the liver. Here are some of them: goretex, cysto transit, uro lax. They belong to dietary supplements, are made on the basis of medicinal herbs, some use vitamins and minerals.

In addition to cleansing, they have an antibacterial, mild diuretic, and preventive effect.

Cleaning the kidneys at home

In addition to the listed herbal remedies, cleaning at home can be done by alternative means. There are many recipes, including:

  • cleaning the kidneys with millet - it will take a day to prepare the drug. A glass of grain is washed, placed in a three-liter jar, poured with warm water. This liquid is drunk for 1-2 weeks. Whoever does not like such a drink, you can simply boil porridge in water from sprouted grains and eat it daily;
  • herbs for cleaning the kidneys - nature has given us many plants that can be used for this purpose. The most popular and effective: lingonberry leaves, nettle, peppermint, corn stigmas, knotweed, dill seeds, flax, birch buds, horsetail, harrow root, chicory, half a floor. It is best to use a combination of several herbs for decoctions to enhance their action;
  • cleansing the kidneys with water - the usual daily water intake (2-2.5 liters) should be doubled. Start the morning with a glass of liquid, repeat every hour or two, repeat before going to bed. This method "works" with urate deposits - uric acid salts. Cleanse the kidneys and mineral water. Truskavetska "Naftusya" - a popular urological water, its doses and method of administration are determined by the doctor of the hydropathic clinic;
  • cleaning the kidneys with lemon - occurs due to organic acids in the composition of the fetus. The drink is prepared as follows: juice is squeezed from a third of a medium lemon into a glass, filled to the top with water and drunk in three doses for 10 days (2 times before meals, in the evening 2 hours before bedtime). In the next 10 days, a more concentrated juice is taken from half a citrus. In parallel, twice a week, take a composition of lemon juice and olive oil in equal parts of 30g;
  • teas for cleansing the kidneys - in pharmacies you can buy ready-made fees or choose your own composition from herbs with this property. It must include at least three components. It is more convenient to brew them in a thermos for 1 day (3 tablespoons of the mixture per 0.5 liter of water). The first glass is drunk in the morning on an empty stomach, the second 3 hours before bedtime. You can also add a spoonful of honey to a warm drink. A three-week course is sufficient to achieve the result.

As one of the possible options - vitamin tea, which uses rose hips.

Cleansing the liver according to Neumyvakin

It is this method that Professor Neumyvakin proposes to use to cleanse the kidneys. Rose hips are crushed (it is convenient to do this in a coffee grinder), brewed in a thermos overnight to drink the next day (3 cups of hot water for 5 tablespoons).

The day before the procedure, he recommends taking a laxative in the morning and evening (a bag of magnesia is dissolved in 250 g of water, divided into 2 portions). A little sorbitol is added to the rosehip infusion. A glass of drink should be drunk in the morning and lie down for half an hour on a heating pad, repeat an hour later and again. Thus, not only the kidneys are cleansed, but also the liver. Neumyvakin suggests cleaning organs with wild rose once a month.

Cleansing the kidneys according to Zabolotny

According to the doctor, nutritionist Konstantin Zabolotny, who became disillusioned with official medicine and found his own way of treating diseases, the kidneys need to be flushed, removing toxins from them. Water is most suitable for this, as it is a universal solvent. Its daily norm averages 1.5-2 liters per day. In addition, to stimulate the work of the kidneys, you need to drink lingonberry infusion, green tea, kidney herbal preparations.

Contraindications to the procedure

Not in all cases, you can resort to cleaning the kidneys. Contraindications to its implementation are:

  • stones larger than 3mm;
  • in men, adenoma and other pathologies of the prostate gland;
  • pregnancy, lactation;
  • inflammatory diseases of the urinary system;
  • kidney cyst;
  • conditions after heart attacks, strokes, operations.

Consequences after the procedure

Carrying out cleaning of the kidneys after the examination and the exclusion of contraindications minimizes any consequences and complications. In other cases, exacerbation of existing diseases is possible. The presence of stones is especially dangerous, because they can clog the ureter and lead not only to the loss of an organ, but also to life.

Care after the procedure

The exit from the procedure does not imply special rules, except for properly organized nutrition. You should not load the body with proteins of animal origin, it is best to give preference to vegetarian food: vegetable soups, borscht, fresh herbs, vegetables.

No need to use rich broths, steam meatballs and cutlets of their lean meats are suitable for meat dishes, you can eat cereals, dairy products.

The key to a good condition of the kidneys is an adequate drinking regime, involving at least 2 liters per day.


Many people share that they clean their kidneys twice a year every year: in spring with birch sap, and in autumn with watermelons. They say that edema disappears, pain disappears and even manages to lose weight.

Others do not miss the winter time for this purpose. Rosehip helps in this, herbal teas from raw materials harvested in the summer or bought at a pharmacy.

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