The best way to prevent kidney stones is to increase diuresis. Apart from reducing salt intake and adopting a proper diet, balanced kidney activity can be maintained with the aid of medicinal plants.
Horsetail, yarrow, cherry and sour cherry tails, corn silk, birch leaves and nettles are the best solutions for both the prevention and the treatment of renal diseases.
Depending on the problems associated with the kidneys, each patient is prescribed a special treatment involving one or more of these plants.
Corn silk infusion
Corn silk infusion has a diuretic effect due to its high content of potassium and calcium salts. Corn silk is especially recommended to people diagnosed with kidney stones or sand. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, this remedy is also recommended to those who have urinary infections, cystitis or nephritis.
People who suffer from renal edema benefit from infusion made from a mixture of corn silk and cherry or sour cherry tails, birch leaves and horsetail. The infusion is prepared from a teaspoon of the mixture per cup of hot water. Drink four to five cups a day.
People suffering from inflammatory kidney diseases need to drink three liters of infusions and fruit juices to dilute the urine concentration. In those with kidney infections are indicated teas and sour cherry tails that add the herbs that have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory: blueberry leaves and fennel.
Infusion made from plants with diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties
Plants with diuretic properties have maximum effect when administered as an infusion, four to five cups a day. You may also opt for adding two tablespoons of plant mixture to a liter of water, soak it for 6-7 hours and then drink the water in small doses throughout the day.
If you suffer from pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection), mix plants with diuretic properties (cherry tails, shock) with plants that have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties (calendula, thyme). If pyelonephritis also involves hypertension, add teas with diuretic, antiseptic and hypotension effect such as blackcurrant, thyme, yarrow and pigweed.