This is a simple kidney cleansing formula that is effective for cleansing the kidneys and dissolving kidney stones.
1 quart pure apple juice (must be organic)
2 ounces hydrangea root (chopped)
Soak hydrangea root in the juice for 12 hours. Put the juice and root on the stove and bring to a boil. Slowly simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool, strain our hydrangea root and bottle. Keep juice in the refrigerator. Drink a cupful 3 to 4 times per day for 3 to 7 days.
Note: Hydrangea root can be purchased whole at most health food stores. It has been used by both Western and Chinese herbalists. It promotes detoxification and clears dampness; dissolves deposits and promotes urination and has also been used to clear damp heat and reduce infections.
It is a gentle, yet effective remedy. However, it should not be taken for a prolonged period of time and if you have kidney or liver problems you should consult a licensed herbalist before using. Also, it is a mild diuretic, so if you are taking diuretics or blood pressure medication you should also consult your doctor. It is also not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
It can be obtained as a tincture, which is the herb in liquid extract form. If you want to use this form, then modify the formula by filling a cup with apple juice and adding 20-30 drops of hydrangea tincture. Drink warm or cold.
For more information on Detoxing Your Kidneys, check out our website:
The Energetics of Western Herbs, Vol. 2, Peter Holmes, Snow Lotus Press, 1998
Here’s an interesting forum for people with kidney stones who have tried this remedy: Kidney Stone Forum
Disclaimer: This information is intended for information and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to cure, treat, fix, heal, improve or even have an effect on any disease. Don’t believe everything you read and make sure you cultivate a healthy bit of skepticism even with the ” experts”.