Located just below your rib cage and about the size of a fist, there are two bean-shaped organs. The kidneys play an extremely important role in your body’s health. Of course, they are not the only organ responsible for detoxing the body. Every day, your kidneys are responsible for removing waste and toxins from the bloodstream. As a result, your kidneys produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine, which are composed of extra waste and fluids. Not only do kidneys produce 1 to 2 quarts of urine, they also filter through about 120 to 150 quarts of blood every single day. However, the kidneys do not work alone; together with the help of other vital organs they work to regulate blood pressure, increase red blood cell production, and synthesize Vitamin D. While a healthy diet and lifestyle that is full of activity helps supports healthy kidney function, there are certain herbs that can help keep your kidneys in tip-top shape.
10. Chanca Piedra
This herb is known as the ‘stone breaker’. It is a favorite in South America and clinical trials have proven its effectiveness. It is most commonly used in the South America region, however, it is quickly becoming well known and a popular favorite in the Ayurvedic community. It is helpful in supporting a healthy liver, bladder, and kidneys.
9. Golden Rod
Next, the herb, Golden Rod, which was popular among the Native American community, is also spreading far and wide. Known for its ability to support a healthy urinary tract and assists in detoxifying the kidneys.