You’ve probably heard this too many times to count, but it can’t be stressed enough where kidney problems are concerned. You must increase the amount of water you drink. If you have a kidney infection or kidney stones, increasing the amount of water you drink can help flush the problem out of your body.
With a kidney infection, germs and bacteria take up residence within your kidney and multiple. Drinking extra water helps your kidneys be able to flush those germs and bacteria out of your body, taking the infection along with it.
Possible Kidney Problems Symptoms
- Back pain, especially when it’s sudden and intense
- An urgent need to urinate
- Swollen legs, hands, feet, or ankles
- Blood in the urine or difficulty urinating
- Puffy eyes
- Ridges in fingernails
- Skin problems
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Metallic taste in the mouth
16 Effective Home Remedies For Kidney Pain and infection
Kidney beans are really efficacious in treating any kidney infection or pain, including stones, etc. Remove beans from inside the pods and boil pods on low flame for hours till they become tender and soft. Now, strain the liquid and allow it to cool down. Now, again strain it once again and drink it several times a day for beneficial results.
Basil is regarded as a superb tonic for kidney pain and infections. One, who is suffering from kidney-related pain or disorders, should consume a tablespoon of basil juice mixed with equal quantities of honey for effective results. However, the treatment should be carried for around 5 months to get the desired results.
Watermelon is rich in potassium and is useful in removing stones that are composed of phosphates and carbonates. They also regulate the level of acidity in urine. Besides, watermelon is one such fruit that contains the highest level of water concentration and thus, can be really effective in hydrating your body and flushing out the waste products.
Dandelion Root Tea
Dandelion herb has diuretic properties meaning it can increase your urine output. Thus it can flush your kidneys to relieve you of the pain as well as stone. Not only this, dandelion tea can also stimulate blood circulation in kidneys.
Apple cider vinegar with honey
Honey combined with apple cider vinegar makes a great knock-out punch product, for a kidney infection. Apple cider vinegar helps to detox various organs in the body, as well as the blood stream. It breaks down fatty, mucous deposits, like those that build up in the kidney, liver, and bladder, by preventing the urine from storing high alkaline levels. Honey is not only a healthy sweetener, but it also has purifying and anti-bacterial properties. Combining 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and 2 Tbsp. of honey together, in an 8 ounce glass of water, gives great results for kidney infections. Drinking this mixture once a day is also recommended by physicians.
Aloe Vera juice
In addition to many health benefits, Aloe Vera is a popular home remedy for kidney infections. Its main plant properties are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-viral. It soothes urinary burning and helps to control the pain associated with a kidney infection. Aloe Vera’s natural cleansing ingredients, makes it the perfect effective home remedy for kidney effects. Drinking it as a juice or taking it as a capsule, twice a day, is safe and more beneficial.
This is the cheapest, natural home remedy for kidney infection, which is a popular product that can be found in almost every home. Baking soda is a bicarbonate, which protects the kidneys because the kidneys also produce bicarbonates. When the kidneys begin to reduce their output of bicarbonate or when the acid buildup strips the kidney of its normal bicarbonate levels, baking soda is used to come to its rescue, by replenishing the kidney’s bicarbonate levels. The kidneys produce about ½ lb. of bicarbonate per day to neutralize the proper acids in the body. Dissolve 1 Tbsp of baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of water and drink daily as one of the home remedies for kidney infection.
Treat yourself to a detox bath in Epsom salts. Removing waste and toxins gives kidney a boost while improving your overall health.
Pomegranate juice and seeds can be beneficial in treating the kidney pain and infections. Pomegranates have astringent properties, and hence, they can be really helpful in the treatment of kidney stones. Besides, they are extremely hydrating, so one should consume at least a glass of pomegranate juice every day or should eat one pomegranate daily to keep kidney-related problems at bay.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic plant that helps to improve kidney functions, through its diuretic properties. Diuretics help to get rid of salt and excess water from the body, by forcing the kidneys to put more salt into the urine. The salt absorbs water from the blood, which reduces the amount of fluids that flow through the blood vessels. The less fluids, the less pressure is created on the walls of the kidney which causes kidney infection symptoms.
Lemon juice is one of the best remedies for kidney stones as well as for kidney pain. The acetic acid in such citrus foods as lemon help breaking up and dissolving the stones. However, you need to use fresh lemon to make your drink and not the flavored lemon drinks.
Nettle leaves are quintessential in making a smooth flow for water through both- bladder, as well as kidneys. They also promote smooth urination. They keep bacteria away and hinder crystals inside the body to take the shape of stones. One, who is suffering from kidney pain, should drink nettle tea at least 2-3 times a day for getting relief from the kidney pain.
Cabbage has been used since centuries for medicinal purposes. Hippocrates is known to have said once that physicians should not hesitate in borrowing those from folklore that have medicinal value. Although no remarkable study has been conducted to disclose the healing properties of cabbage, it is known that cabbage leaves can push disease causing fluids out of the body tissues. It is because of this quality that cabbage is traditionally used to treat scurvy, eczema, gout etc.
Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is yet another effective method that subside pain, related to kidneys. Mix equal quantities of olive oil (virgin) and lemon juice and drink it up. Although, it will taste awful but is worth an effort to get the desired results.
Drink a glass of tomato juice before you consume anything else, followed with a glass of water. It will help you in getting relief from the pain. You can also chop tomatoes and wrap them in a thick cotton cloth. Place it on the patient’s back for relieving him/her from the pain.
Whenever you suffer from any kidney related disorder or pain, water is the foremost thing that can cure your disease. Water is really essential for your kidneys as it helps them flush toxins out of your body, effectively. It is highly recommended that you should consume at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day.
Published: April 27, 2015. By Phyllis
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