Natural Remedies to Prevent Kidney Disease

Baking Soda

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Posted by Ian (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 11/28/2012

A daily dose of bicarbonate soda could stop kidney disease and dialysis. I was told that I was at stage 3 in my kidney disease and eventually I would have to go on dialysis. The University Hospital in London had done some trial tests whereby taking a daily dose of bicarbonate soda could prevent the development of the disease. So, I had nothing to lose and took a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda with a glass of water twice a day. My tests came back and there has been no progression of the disease - hopefully it is in check, but the results look good.

On a second note, I have taken coca-cola with asparagus and on the last two occasions my kidney stones have disappeared. So, when it comes to my kidneys - the future is looking a little brignter. Cheers, Ian

Replied by Dianne
(Ontario Canada)

Question, does anyone know if the asparagus is cooked or raw, how many and how much coca-cola? Thank you

Mama to Many


I believe people use cooked/canned asparagus. I think the coke is to help get it down.

You could try eating a large helping of cooked asparagus or even okra daily. Both have a sliminess to them that I believe is what helps.

My husband use limes and lots of alfalfa tablets for kidney stones with success.

~Mama to Many~

Baking Soda
Posted by Oren (Hessmer, Louisiana, Usa) on 06/30/2010

Hello, I am a twice a week dialysis patient due to Iga-Nephropathy. I've read articles about bicarbonate or baking soda being used for renal failure. I desperately need to know exactly how this works, and how it could help me. I still urinate, but I also retain fluids. I (do not)want a transplant and all its damaging medicines. I want to cure or at least improve myself dramatically. please let me know how to take the bicarbonate, or any other herb or treatment to improve my kidneys. Ill await your responce, thank you.

Replied by Julia
(Phoenix, Az)

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) helps by bonding to phosphurus acid in your stomach. its helps with eliminating too much acidity, but doesnt help rejenerate kidney function.

Replied by Leahinchains
(Sn Diego, Ca, Usa)

I disagree on no improvement of kidney function.

Replied by Regina
(Paradise, Ca)

I've had Diabetes since 1999. I was controlling it with meds in 2012. I had 2 strokes. I went into Rehab for 6 months. Christmas 2013, I had an unexpected Heart Attack, Coded, had Open Heart Surgery, 3-way Bypass. I had 2 more strokes and severe reaction to all the meds, especially from Anesthesia. I had severe Dementia for months. I have not been well since that time. I am in End Stage Renal Failure, functioning at 10%. My Doctor is forcing me into Dialysis. I had Dialysis after my surgery because they used contrast, which I am allergic to. My kidneys failed then. But 2/3 the way into 2014, my kidneys came back at 30% and I stopped Dialysis. I was in Rehab for a year this time. I got Pancreatitis May 2015 and found out my kidneys were failing.

I am looking to get off most or all my meds, avoiding Dialysis and finally getting well, after being ill since 2012. I would like any help you can give me. I see my Doctor soon and I hope what I am doing will change my lab results enough that my Doctor will waive Dialysis. Thank you.

Replied by Timh
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R: It seems a miracle you are here and posting your condition. And yes, there are valuable natural remedies that can help you recover substantial instead of going near dead with palliative-at-best treatments.

Recently many folks have been cured of diabetes from eating Kefir daily, suggesting a pathological organism or infection as the cause of loss of pancreas beta cells. Going back a few years and the now renowned Hulda Clark discovered that many cases of diabetes were caused from parasite infestation, notably flukes.

In your case, I would not rule out any of the forgoing, as the level of involvement is extensive occurring also in the kidneys. Gallstones are also common in pancreas & kidney infections. So you will want to read on the "gallbladder flush" diet that removes gallstones.

First item in natural remedies is alkalizing (which is what the dialysis does). Read the E.C. pages under "remedies" for alkalizing.

Next, is to clean the kidneys by taking Cranberry softgels or D-Mannose, followed an hour or two later with Dr.Christopher's "Kidney/Bladder" herbal formula. After a week or two of this take Raw Bovine Kidney capsules to rebuild those organs.

Next is treating likely parasite infestation with a broad spectrum herbal formula specifically Kroger Herb "Wormwood Combination". In addition to this product I like to add Garlic Oil and Oregano Oil softgels for best effect. Dr. Christopher also developed an herbal formula specifically for the pancreas called P-14 which I have used with very good effect. There are many different manufactures of the Christopher formulas so there will be different names so if you want to try this you must research a little, but it may not be necessary as the Kidney/Bladder formula contains about half of what is found in the pancreas formula, plus the anti-parasite formula I suggested will likely be sufficient. After a few weeks of this treatment take Raw Bovine Pancreas to rebuild that organ.

Lastly, buy yourself some Kefir grains and make your own for daily use. And to help clean your colon take a spoon of Milled Flax Seed daily (can add to the Kefir).

Hope you can follow these suggestion and get better, but please feel free to come back for additional help or update your progress.


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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/09/2020

There has been tenderness in my lower back in the area of my kidneys for months. Fresh aloe vera gel, whole lemons in smoothies, and high dose ascorbic acid w/wo baking soda seem to have been the cause. I tried fresh lemon juice, Ted's lemon alkalizing remedy, baking soda in water, and raw apple cider vinegar with no improvement. At times it felt like a small stone may have moved.

Fresh raw purple cabbage (with fresh lemon juice and miso dressing) eliminated the discomfort the same day I ate it. About two cups of cabbage. It also increased urine output.

Castor Oil

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Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 03/09/2008

I have always used Castor Oil Packs to strengthen my liver and kidneys. The liver can grow itself back if you take the time to do it.

You get cold pressed castor oil, wool flannel, a heating pad and a piece of plastic - I use a garbage bag. There are sites online that will explain it in details.

I put the castor oil into a sealed container with the wool flannel and shake it up. You want the castor oil to be dripping from it slowly. I then put the container into the microwave for about 15 or 20 seconds - just to get it heated up. I then put a couple of towels onto my bed or couch and lay down on them. Then I take the wool flannel and put it on my stomach. If you are trying to heal the liver, put it a little bit more over your liver, if you are trying to heal the kidneys, put it over that area. Then I put the garbage bag onto the flannel and then the heating pad - all the way on high (or as high as you can handle). Leave it on for at least one hour and meditate on what you are trying to achieve. After you are finished, wipe yourself off with a mixture of Baking soda and water to get your skin back to the proper ph.

Do this for 4-5 days on and then leave off for the remaining days.

The is a good book called Edgar Cayce and the Palma Christi. It tells of all the wonderful things that Castor Oil (the Palma Christi) does!

Replied by Ken
(Washington, District of Columbia)

Have you experienced any improvement of your kidneys using this method? I have been having reduced renal function due to an obstruction caused by Mega Ureters. Thank you, Ken W

Replied by Brooke
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)

I have never had a problem with my kidneys, so I am hopefully thinking this is due to my using the Castor Oil packs! However, I use to treat a woman in Houston and she was going to dialysis, I did a few different treatments on her, and one of them was Castor Oil packs. Her numbers were dramatically decreased. I had her change her diet, use the Castor oil packs and I did Body Alignment Technique. Her numbers decreased by the third time.


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Posted by Cheryl (Bakersfield, California) on 02/01/2009

Kidney help

Years ago, in 1998 my son was sent home from the hospital, on a friday, after one week, with a very swollen abdomen and swelling in his ankles. He has had a disease called Nephrotic Syndrome since he was fifteen, and he was then twenty-four. At that time he had been hospitalized over forty times for this awful disease. This hospital that had had him for a patient for nearly ten years, lost his medical file! So my son told this new doctor that when he is in a swollen state that Lasix in pill form will not make him urinate. He told him that the only treatment that would get the fluid off of him at that point was lasix given intraveinously.

Well, the doctor refused and kept on trying to give him pills. When I told the patient advocate about the problem the doctor sent my son home the next day with about two gallons of excess water still inside him. He could not urinate more than an inch of urine containing blood and pus. Well, I made him a bed on my couch and tried to make him as comfortable as I could. I knew that it would be nearly impossible to find a kidney specialist on the weekend. So I went into my bedroom and closed the door and laid across my bed and cried and cried. And then I remembered something I had read in a little book titled: '10 Top Herbs to cure big diseases' It said that cayenne pepper unblocks any blockage!

So I thought to myself it is worth a try. I looked in my kitchen cabinet and I had it in my spices. I thought I would put some in soup, and then I told myself 'No' because that is just more liquid in him he doesn't need right now. So I dumped out some big capsules and filled up four or five of them. I gave them to my son and within a four hour period, he urinated three long times! After that his pills kicked in and began working! He remained in remission for about eight years but it always flares up when he gets a cold or flu, or under to much stress.

I hope this helps.

Coconut Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Juicing

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Posted by Jae (San Antonio, Tx) on 01/05/2011

Hi, from Tx. My husband has been on diaylsis for @ 5 years. IF YOU CAN STILL URINE, AND YOUR POTASSIUM is ok--try drinking coconut water after treatment. It will strengthen your blood, and give you energy. AS far as the Apple Cider Vinager--use an organic brand, not store brands. It has "mother's wort" and is brown in color. You can look up all its usages on the web. It's good for high blood, acid reflux, arthritis, and weight loss. I also have recently began juicing--"celery and cucumbers w/apple"--it states "assists with kidney functions! " At this point--what can it hurt! I do know that his blood pressure has been normal 120/80 for 4 months! So something is working! Mostly, we pray and believe that God's word is true, and healing is available for all that can believe! God bless each of you is my prayer!

Replied by Maskeen
(Dubai, Uae)

try also juicing parsley with carrots. one whole bunch of parsley with two carrots greatly heals the kidneys.

Replied by Robert
(Orlando, Fl)

Just watch the potassium levels with the carrots


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Posted by Brian (Wendouree/Ballarat, Victoria/Australia) on 08/27/2008

when 7 years old, I nearly died with nepthritis [ kidney disease ]. At 39 year old, the pain in that area made me almost weep and it needed to be stopped. I felt something inside said to fast, take only lemon juice and eat "raw" comfrey - I did this from 4.00 pm friday until lunch time sunday and I have never had a pain there since and I am now 68years old. "I thank God for Comfrey" - since then I have spoke to people who have also been set free of disease in the kidneys through comfrey and its healing "alantoin". I only ate about 7 hand sized leaves over 3 days.

Replied by Dorothy

Hi Brian,

May I ask how much lemon juice did you drink and how often during that 48 hour fast?

Also, was the lemon juice straight undiluted freshly juiced or did you dilute it with water?

Did you drink the lemon juice away from the fresh comfrey leaves or sipped it while eating the comfrey leaves?

Regarding the comfrey leaves, you said you ate about 7 leaves during those 48 hours of fasting, so about 3- 4 leaves per day. Did you eat those 3- 4 leaves all at once in one sitting or one leaf every 3- 4 hours.

Do you think dry powdered comfrey leaves would work as well, most people don't have access to fresh comfrey leaves unfortunately.. :(

Sorry for all these question and thank you in advance

Mama to Many

Dear Dorothy,

Brian posted 14 years ago and it is likely won't see this message and respond.

I use comfrey often so I thought I would chime in here.

I do use the fresh leaves but also used it dried and find it effective. Perhaps not as effective as fresh, but you use what you have! Because the powder is much more concentrated, I think 1 teaspoon would equal one leaf.

Please also consider charcoal. In the Charcoal Remedies book I have, there is a story of someone using charcoal poultices effectively for kidney disease. I have used many charcoal poultices over the years. They draw out toxins and reduce inflammation. Here is how to make one. You would place it over the kidney area; overnight would be a good time to do so.

~Mama to Many~

Corn Silk

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Posted by Gina (Australia) on 08/02/2015

Cornsilk is a miracle worker. If you catch a bladder infection early enough and use enough it will fix it, but not if you let it get a hold.. For kidneys its usefulness cannot be overstated. I have kidney pain from time to time - I think never having drunk enough water could be the cause, but my right kidney is sensitive and gives me pain at times. Cornsilk tincture, anything from a teaspoonful to 2 tablespoons, will stop it in anything from 10 mins to an hour. If it isn't better in half an hour I just take more.

My father had only one kidney, after cancer/chemo that one had 30 percent function. He took cornsilk tablets daily and never had a problem unless he skipped them for a couple of days. I can't buy the tablets any more because cranberry got fashionable and the compny that used to make them here ditched them in favour of cranberry (useless for kidneys) but I can get cornsilk tincture from a variety of homoeopathic/compounding chemists and on line. Never be without it! (I've never heard of contra-indications with it though my mother in law was a bit concerned about my using it during pregnancy)

Replied by Cymil
(Mumbai, India)

My niece is having kidney problem as doctor said her both the kidney is shrinks. Is there any treatment or transplant is necessary?

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Cyml:

You say your niece's kidneys are shrinking. My first guess when I see something that the doctors can't explain is to think "infection" either virus, bacteria or fungus....and don't forget parasite. I use colloidal silver which is atoms of silver in water. You have plenty of silver in India. Colloidal silver is a very small amount of silver derived from electrolysis diluted in water. If me having such symptoms I'd drink two tablespoons of colloidal silver three times a day for a month and retest. Her symptoms might also begin improving. Ask your niece to think back before the onset of her kidney problem...ask her if she had a serious infection. Many times the patient can recall a serious infection before another later onset of a "mystery" illness. No mystery: it's the infection (virus, bacteria etc) at work. If she improves, she likely will have to keep up the protocol for many months to make sure the infection is destroyed.

Corn Silk
Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 07/02/2008

Wonderful Corn Silk For Kidney Problems:

Corn silk has been used to treat various urinary disorders and is a diuretic.
It is effective in treating acute and chronic inflammation of the urinary system.
In Chinese medicine it is used as a treatment for water retention.

A sweet, soothing and cooling herb with diuretic properties, stimulates bile, helps prostatitis, enuresis in children, prevents the formation of stones in the kidneys, clears bladder and urinary tract infection, and lowers blood sugar levels.

Corn silk tea has a soothing effect on kidney, bladder and urinary problems, and can clear up pus, infection, burning or scalding urine. It will also soothe inflammation of the urinary passages due to gravel or kidney stones, and regulate the flow of urine (whether too much or too little), in cases of bladder drip and incontinence -inability of the bladder to hold urine-and urine retention or stoppage of urine. It seems to heal diseased areas of the kidneys, bladder and urinary passages and flush out uric acid, toxins and other poisons.

A simple way to prepare corn silk.Wash corn silk and put it in a cup,pour in boiling water and cover the lid. Wait for 15 minutes before drinking. Corn silk can be reused many times. Do not throw corn silk away after your first drink.

For those who can afford the time to cook herbs. Corn silk plus China barley would be more effective for kidney problems!

Benefits of BARLEY-dysuria,hydrops,whites,ascariasis,beriberi,abscess,mouth ulcer!China barley

Important: Use only China barley! Holland barley is not so useful

Direction for use

Use 2 litres of water and bring it to a boil,put in corn silk and China barley.Switch to low flame and cook for 1 hour.This herb is suitable for everybody young and old to detox their body of toxins! To be taken on empty stomach for best results or 2 hour to 3 hour after food for better absorption.Drink these herbs regularly for good results.Take your time and consume the solution slowly sips by sips throughout the day.

Do not use aluminum pot to cook herb,cooking herbs in aluminum pot will cause a chemical reaction resulting in a slow form of poisoning!

Corn silk is not suitable for kidney dialysis patients because of it's high Potassium content due to dialysis machine.

D-Mannose, Herbs

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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 03/24/2013 2063 posts

Wayne: To keep my kidneys functioning well, as periodically they don't, I take a half-spoon of D-Mannose and 3 Nature's Way Kidney/Bladder formula 2x day for a day or two with very good results.

In severe cases where one needs dialysis, the Kidneys need "rebuilding", which requires the use of the herb Comfrey. Added to the Comfrey, take Raw Kidney Glandular PLUS any nutritional products that are proven to stimulate Human Growth Hormone. Any of these three remedies alone would prove marginally effective, BUT combine them and you should see rapid rebuilding of the Kidneys.

Replied by Dreamer
(Planet Tellus)

Hey. I read about your message including usage of Comfrey herb and on this website is said that is can cause liver damage if used internally so how to use it improve kidney function ? Also what kind of Growth Hormone would be safe to use if low kidney function?

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
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@Dreamer: Comfrey is one of the greatest healing herbs on the planet, but some seeming evil stepped in and cursed it with the toxic alkaloid pyrrolizidine. The Comfrey root is said to contain more pyro than the leaf and every plant varies in toxicity so would need proceed with much caution. Nature's Herbs? once marketed a non-toxic comfrey but they discontinued it; maybe someone still does, worth researching. I have read that boosting Glutathione levels and taking Milk Thistle helps prevent the toxicity.

There are many different supplements as well as a short fast and cardio exercise that boost HGH; I have posted info here on E.C.


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Posted by Om (Us) on 05/01/2014

Hi Neelam --- Dandelion tea and salad. I read online that a lady had a very serious kidney situation; she ate the leaves and made tea. She fully recovered. I use these as well as my pets. Dandelion stands #6 in classical Chinese medicine. Good luck. Om

Dietary Changes

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Posted by Jazzydharris (VA) on 06/26/2023 1 posts

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Cut sugar intake and intermittent fasting has helped increase kidney function

Dietary Changes
Posted by Monica (Falls Church, VA) on 08/02/2022

My son has Nephrotic Syndrome, and since he changed to a dairy free diet his Nephrotic Syndrome has not returned.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Nancy (Wyoming) on 12/08/2021

@Gail who posted about stage III kidney failure in 2017 below,

I surprisingly found that I had stage III and in one month went to Stage II following what my kidney specialist advised. I followed very strictly. It isn't easy but then neither is dialysis. See a good Nephrologist. No more than 30 to 55 grams of protein a day, no extra salt, no dairy, low potassium no alcohol. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. This is what I do. Your Dr. will tailor a program to your needs. It is time to get serious.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Susan (Miami, Florida) on 11/14/2015

Proteinuria and Tooth Pain

I suggest for the tooth and jaw pain, a plant-based diet sticking with your kidney disease dietary restrictions. This has helped me tremendously.

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