Traditional Research | Kidney Relief Compound

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)*

An antibacterial diuretic, anti-inflammatory, carminative and antidyscratic. It is commonly used in Europe with Ash bark for treating arthritic pain. It has been found to inhibit Heliobactor pylori, the cause of most cases of gastritis and gastric ulcers. In animal studies the seeds have been shown to have hepatoprotective and gastroprotective effects.

Parsley whole plant (Petroselinum crispum)*

A nutrient dense food/herb, rich in lutein, lycopene, folic acid, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and Vitamins A, C and K. It can be eaten or taken as a tea to build blood and enhance hemoglobin levels in anemic women.

Buchu leaf (Agathosma betulina)*

Native to South Africa and has a long history of use by the San and Khoekhoe people as a physical and spiritual medicine. It is primarily used to treat low-grade
cystitis, urinary calculi, chronic non-bacterial prostatitis and atonic bladder.

Corn silk (Zea mays)*

A urinary anti-inflammatory, mild actibacterial agent and diuretic. In animal studies it has been found to help prevent the progression of diabetic nephropathy and it lowered blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production and improving the function of the pancreatic ßcells.

Pipsissewa herb (Chimaphila umbellata)*

A remedy long used by Native American peoples. It is an
antidyscratic (an alterative that primarily works by enhancing kidney function) used for treating chronic UTIs, including bacterial prostatitis, epididymitis and Trichomonas vaginitis. It was used by the Eclectic physicians in several prominent Alterative Formulas for treating skin
conditions and arthralgias.


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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.