How to Do a Natural Kidney Cleanse

Herbal Kidney Stone & Bladder Cleanse Recipe

Home remedy for kidney stone removal originally authored by Dr. A., a naturopathic physician, edited, annotated & republished by Copyright © 2006 Healing Cancer Naturally with special permission.

Note: Diabetics might want to immediately eliminate ALL artificial sweeteners from their diet. These contain traces of wood alcohol (methanol) which accumulate in the pancreas and invite the pancreatic fluke (a parasite). If you do, you must monitor yourself more closely for a while as your condition might improve significantly due to this change alone and you might need less therapeutic insulin.

Kidney stones...

Kidney stones begin as tiny crystals, much too tiny to be seen by x-rays. The passage of kidney crystals causes much pain in the entire abdominal area, particularly the testicles. Phosphates cause pain in the joints other than toes (Oxalic crystals). The passage of larger crystals cause of course much pain; but the constant low grade kidney pain and lower back pain and leg cramps are not caused by the crystals but by the bacteria that find these nutritious deposits, and ultimately it is the bacteria and their refuse (waste matter) that cause the pain.

Juniper is one of the finest herbs available for healing and restoring the kidneys. This action is so immediate that the ache of kidney pain can be removed within minutes after chewing a few of the berries. Juniper is available in any good natural food store.

Golden Seal can stop a bleeding bladder infection overnight or within a few hours.





Sulfur containing


Dicalcium phosphate

Also causes common arthritis, hardening of arteries, spurs

Eliminate or largely decrease phosphate-rich food such as meat, breads, cereals, pastas, carbonated drinks. Increase fruit and vegetables and milk 2%, take magnesium oxide (300mg) one/day and Vit. B6 250 mg/day. Drink at least two pints of water per day.

Monocalcium phosphate

Also causes common arthritis, hardening of arteries, spurs

Same as above

Tri-calcium phosphate

Also causes common arthritis, hardening of arteries, spurs

Same as above


Cause of lower back pain 95% of the time

Stones caused by oxalic acid in regular Orange Pekoe tea including iced tea (15.6 mg oxalic acid per tea bags). Also eliminate cocoa drinks and chocolate of all kinds.

Uric acid

Also causes gout and arthritis

Meat produces urea and its by-products. It is also highly acid-forming which requires more calcium from living vegetable sources to neutralize these acids.

Purpose of Kidney Cleanse

A kidney cleanse is done in order to cleanse the delicate kidney tubules and supporting tissues from foreign substances which have collected there due to the body's inability to eliminate them via the usual way, namely the ureters, urinary bladder and urethra (urinary apparatus).

Maybe it is the body's innate wisdom to know that normal unassisted passage of debris would cause frequent and severe pain. Ask a kidney stone sufferer how much pain he or she endured the last time a stone passed. It is much worse than giving birth!

The kidneys are one of the major eliminative organs. They must be thoroughly cleansed in order to prepare the body for any eliminative crisis which might result when further demands are placed upon them due to a liver cleanse, intestinal cleanses, improved diet and/or tissue cleanse.

A kidney cleanse should be done twice a year if possible. Ideally, it should be part of a semi-annual kidney/liver/parasite cleanse the sequence of which is very important and enhances the overall results.

Normal duration of the cleanse: 3 weeks

Caution: Persons [weakened in any way], those suffering from the eliminative process of cancer and special cases should do only half of a kidney cleansing regimen. This would be:

1) 1/2 dosage of kidney herbs for first five days
2) Full dosage for two weeks
3) Half dosage for three months [compare Addendum 2]

The following ingredients are used in the Kidney Stone recipe...

1/4 cup dried Hydrangea root[1]
1/4 cup Gravel root[1]
1/4 cup Marshmallow root[1]
1/4 cup Cleavers[1]
1/4 cup Uva Ursi leaves[1]
Vegetable glycerin[2]
Goldenrod tincture[2] (leave this out of the recipe if you are allergic to it)
1 large bunch of fresh parsley[3]
Ginger capsules[2] (if unavailable in capsules - buy crystallized ginger root and eat a couple of pieces when capsules are indicated).
Vitamin B6, 250 mg[2]
Magnesium oxide tablets, 300 mg[2]

Note 1:
1 = Part of The Kidney Cleansing Kit
2 = You purchase these items in a local health food store. It saves you transportation and they are easily obtainable everywhere.
3 = Purchase this item at your local fruit and/or vegetable store.

Note 2: The original Hulda Clark formula included Black Cherry concentrate. The reason was not given but it would have provided only a better taste to the herbal tea. We removed it because it is virtually impossible to obtain fresh juice without the cane sugar additives.
Addendum by Healing Cancer Naturally: For more on Dr. Hulda Clark, see Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark's detoxification protocols including long extracts from her books "The Cure for all Diseases" and “The Cure for all Cancers".


Measure and set the roots to soak, together in 10 cups of cold tap water, using a non-metal container and a non-metal lid (a dinner plate will do). After soaking for four (4) hours (overnight is better), heat this mixture to boiling and simmer it for 20 minutes. Drink a 1/4 cup as soon as it is cool enough. Pour the rest through a bamboo strainer (non-metal) into a sterile pint jar (glass container) and several freezable containers. Refrigerate the glass jar.

Boil the fresh parsley, after rinsing, in 1 quart of water for three minutes. Drink 1/4 cup when cool enough. Because parsley spoils more rapidly than the root mixture, refrigerate a pint and freeze 1 pint. Throw away the rest of the parsley.


Each morning, pour together 3/4 cup of the root mixture and 1/2 cup parsley water, filling a large mug. Add 20 drops of Goldenrod tincture and 1 tablespoon of glycerin. Drink this mixture in divided doses throughout the day. Keep cold. Do not drink it all at once or you will get a stomach ache and feel pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very sensitive, or you know that you have kidney stones, or are over 70 years old or sense pressure in the bladder, do only half this dose or less (see above for caution notice).

Save the roots after the first boiling, storing them in the freezer. When your supply runs low, boil them a second time, but add only six (6) cups of water and simmer for only 10 minutes.

You may cook the roots a third time if you wish, but the recipe gets less potent. If your problem is severe, only cook the roots twice. Also take:

Ginger (capsules): one with each meal - three (3) per day
Vitamin B6 (250 mg): one per day
Magnesium oxide (300 mg): one per day

Take these supplements just before your meal to avoid burping.

Additional notes regarding this recipe

This herbal tea, as well as the parsley, can easily spoil. Heat it to boiling every fourth day if it is being stored in the refrigerator; this sterilizes it. If you sterilize it in the morning you can take it to work without refrigeration (use a glass container).

When you order your herbs from your own source, be careful! All herb companies are not the same! These roots should have a strong fragrance. If the ones you are about to buy are barely fragrant, they have lost their active ingredients and potency; switch to another alternate supplier. Fresh roots can be used. Do not use powdered herbs.

Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a common flowering bush. It is a remarkable herb and contains curative principles second to none in nature. It has alkaloids that act like cortisone and has the same cleansing power as chaparral but is specifically useful for preventing gravel deposits from forming. It is known as a remedy for gravel and helps relieve the pain when the formations pass through the ureters from the kidneys to the bladder.

Hydrangea's principal uses are for: Arteriosclerosis, ARTHRITIS, Backaches, Caluli, GALLSTONES, GONORRHEA, GOUT, Kidney problems, KIDNEY STONES, Pain, Renal irritations, RHEUMATISM, URINARY PROBLEMS.

Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum) is a tall wild flower commonly called "Queen of the meadow". This plant is used in the treatment of renal or urinary calculi (stones) caused by excess uric acid (meat consumption); hence it is also useful as an astringent tonic, diuretic, stimulant, antilithic and anti-rheumatic in GOUT and RHEUMATISM.

Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) contains mucilage which helps aid the expectorant influence of difficult phlegm. It heals inflammation and prevents gangrene and other infections such as open wounds. It is a great healing herb and has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. It contains 286,000 units of Vitamin A per pound and is rich in calcium and extremely rich in zinc. It also contains iron, sodium, iodine, B-complex and pantothenic acid.

Cleavers (Galium aparine), also called goosegrass, is an excellent soothing, relaxing and diffusive remedy for painful urination associated with cystitis. The herb reduces body temperature and high blood pressure. Specifically focused on stone removal, this herb soothes and supports the kidneys during the cleanse and removes or alleviates any possible pain associated with the passage of stones.

Cleavers powerfully stimulates the lymphatic system and relieves swollen lymph glands. Cleavers’ medicinal uses also include: gravel, scalding urine, bladder irritation, dropsy [edema], scrofula, cancer, ulcers, scurvy, suppression of urine, obstruction of urinary organs, gonorrhea, sore nipples, wounds.

Note: As Cleavers is a powerful diuretic, it should not be given where there is a tendency for diabetes.

This herb is not part of Dr. Hulda Clark’s original recipe but was added because of its traditional excellent synergistic qualities and because its medicinal uses includes cancer and related afflictions.

Uva Ursi leaves (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi), also called Bearberry, is a diuretic and antiseptic. It is specifically used for kidney and bladder infections. It is also used for bronchitis and urinary incontinence.

Fresh Parsley (Petroselinum sativum) can be bought at a grocery store. Parsley flakes and dried parsley do not work!

The roots and leaves are very good for all liver and spleen problems when jaundice and venereal disease is present. It has a tonic effect on the entire urinary system and is even considered a cancer preventive.

Parsley is high in Vitamin B, A and C as well as potassium. It is rich in iron and chlorophyll, and contains some sodium, copper, thiamin and riboflavin.

Golden Rod (Solidago virgaurea) is used as and anti-inflammatory and expectorant agent. Externally it is applied in poultices or ointment to assist tissue healing and internally it serves the same purpose in urino-genital inflammation.

Goldenrod works as well as a tincture but you may get an allergic reaction from smelling the herb. If you know that you are allergic to this herb, leave this one out of your recipe.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Ginger from a grocery store works fine. You might want to put it into capsules for yourself (size 0, 1 or 00). It is very effective as a cleansing agent for the bowels and kidneys and also for the skin. It is an excellent herb to combine with other herbs to enhance their effectiveness. When added to dishes it helps the intestines to detoxify the meat (if you insist in continuing to eat meat.)

There are probably dozens of herbs that can dissolve kidney stones safely. If you can only find some but not all of those herbs in the recipe, make the recipe anyway; it will just take a little longer to get results.

Remember that taking vitamin B6 and magnesium daily will prevent oxalate stones from forming. But only if you stop drinking tea! Tea has 15.6 mg oxalic acid per cup according to "Food Values by Pennington and Church 1985". A tall glass of iced tea could give you over 20 mg of oxalic acid. Switch to single herb teas. Cocoa and chocolate also have too much oxalic acid to be use as beverage.

Remember also that phosphate crystals are made when you eat too much phosphate-containing food. Phosphate levels are high in meats, breads, cereals, pastas, and carbonated drinks. Increase fruits and vegetables (soak these in ozonated water to remove pesticides). Drink at least two (2) pints of water per day.

Other traditional kidney herbs

Shavegrass (horsetail [Equisetum arvense]), cedar berries, juniper berries, butcher's broom and cornsilk.


You can dissolve all your kidney stones in 3 weeks, but make new ones in 3 days if you are drinking tea and cocoa and phosphated beverages.

Check your urine - it should not smell like ammonia. The body does not make ammonia - only bacteria do this! Consult page 124 of "The cure for all diseases" for more info.
Excerpts from Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark’s The cure for all diseases

You should order the kidney cleansing herbs from a local herbal supply house.

Addenda by Healing Cancer Naturally

Addendum 1

To clarify Dr A.'s somewhat unclear instructions regarding the recommended length of the kidney cleanse for weakened persons, I've looked up this question in Dr. Clark's "The Cure For All Diseases" - and it is still not clear. Dr Clark herself gives varying instructions and recommends "three weeks" or "better six weeks" or when very ill even longer. Two quotes from her book for corroboration:

"You can dissolve all your kidney stones in 3 weeks..."

"After three weeks, repeat with fresh herbs. You need to do the Kidney Cleanse for six weeks to get good results, longer for severe problems."

So I would interpret the above suggestion by Dr. A. to mean that in the first five days you take the half dose, then continue for two weeks with the full dose and then possibly continue another three months using the half dose. But personally I would handle it following how I feel and adjust according to my intuition.

Addendum 2: on the power of urine, our "own best medicine"

According to C. P. Mithal, author of "Urine Therapy: Self-Healing Through Intrinsic Medicine" and "Miracles of Urine Therapy", kidney stones have been healed simply with urine and urine packs.[1]

Addendum 3: Note on water heating changing minerals to insoluble salts not electrically accepted by the body as nutrients but precipitating as kidney & gallstones, arthritis etc.

(excerpted from online discussion dated 23 April 1998)

"Scientists will say there is no change in water molecules themselves by heating. The following is some info on the subject from my book Phoenix Rising:

If the immune system reacts even to water heated over 191°F (88°C), as documented in the Kouchakoff experiment, research will have to be undertaken to see if the immune reaction Kouchakoff noted was due to a change in the minerals in the water.

I think this is the case because accounts of the experiment state that “ordinary tap water was used.” The body was not reacting to the heated water but was in fact defending itself against a change in the properties of the minerals in the water, which had become insoluble salts due to heating.

The heating of tap water makes the minerals insoluble in the following way. Hard water is created when acidic ground water runs through limestone dissolving calcium into solution as Ca (HCO3). Divalent cations such as Ca2+ and Mg2+ are held in soluble form in hard water.

When this water is heated, carbon dioxide is lost because gases are less soluble in hot water than in cold water, the calcium then forms a solid CaCO3 (calcium carbonate) which leaves deposits in kettles, hot water pipes and hot water heaters.

Calcium carbonate is not electrically accepted by the body as a nutrient, it precipitates in the kidneys as kidney stones, in the gallbladder as gallstones, in the muscles as poliomyelitis[2], in the joints as arthritis and in the arteries as arteriosclerosis." (contact Jana at: jananz at

For an additional and important perspective on calcium deposits in kidneys, joints and arteries and how to possibly completely prevent them, see The important vitamin K2.[3]

Addendum 4

A reliable source has told me that several people who had kidney problems found relief by drinking "Kangen" water which is produced by a water machine manufactured by the Japanese Enagic company. There are stories of kidney stones dissolving, and even several stories of people who were on dialysis, and had only 48 hours to live, who started drinking the Kangen water and actually recovered! For more on this expensive but interesting water machine, see The Kangen™ Water Alkalizer/Ionizer.

Addendum 5

Apparently, in the 19th century and before, asparagus was a popular remedy for dissolving kidney stones (see the reference under Asparagus — cancer recoveries and remissions).

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1 Compare detailed background on the science and practice of Uropathy.

2 Poliomyelitis (from © Encyclopædia Britannica): Also called INFANTILE PARALYSIS, acute infectious viral disease characterized by symptoms that range from a mild nonparalytic infection to an extensive flaccid paralysis of voluntary muscles.

3 Also compare the related Bioavailability of minerals.

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