12 Best Herbs that Support Kidney Health

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4. Couch Grass

Couch grass has been used traditionally to increase urine production and treat urinary tract infections. This herb is rich in volatile oils, polysaccharides, and other nutrients. Couch grass can even be used partially dissolve kidney stones. In fact, in one study performed in Italy, scientists found that when they combined the extract of couch grass with potassium, it was able to significantly reduce both the number and size of kidney stones among the control group.


5. Goldenrod

Research has found what Native American tribes have known for hundreds of years: that goldenrod encourages the health of the urinary tract and that this herb is great for detoxifying the kidneys.


6. Rehmannia

A little known herb in the West, but used in Traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The roots of this herb are steamed and used to fight various types of kidney disease. One study showed that rehmannia has protective effects on progressive renal failure by lowering angiotensin II.

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  1. Gabe

    May 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I’m sure, Ariel could write a comprehensive article on kidney health.

  2. Stephen Crouse

    Feb 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the information!