Kidneys are the primary organs that remove toxins. We have two kidneys located in the lumbar region, a little below the waist, oriented toward the back. Each kidney weighs nearly 150 gms and is about the size of an adult fist. They are bean-shaped and reddish brown in colour.
The purified blood is then returned to general circulation throughout the body. Waste, in the form of urine, passes through the ureter into the bladder and regulates acidity of the blood. Everyday, the body’s entire volume of blood passes through the kidneys more than 300 times, a flow of nearly 1800 litres, almost all of which is reabsorbed and returned to the blood stream.
The middle part, the medulla, consists of cone shaped groups of urine collecting ducts. The inner region - the renal pelvis, branches into cavities called major and minor calyxes. Each minor calyx gathers urine from the medulla, which is then collected in the major calyxes and funnelled into the ureter.
The body can stay healthy with just a single kidney. However, it is important to treat kidney disorders promptly because some disorders progress rapidly, often affecting both kidneys, before they are even detected. Kidney stones, kidney failures and kidney shrinkage are some of the common problems.
The symptoms of a weak kidney can vary considerably from one individual to another. The initial signs of the onset of kidney problems may be general and include:
Cooked food and pollution affect proper functioning of the kidneys due to which nephrons are unable to remove toxins from the blood properly. These toxins get accumulated, as the body is unable to expel them naturally. Over a long period of time, these toxins form tiny stones that are very difficult for the body to remove and require surgery. A Kidney Cleanse dissolves these stones and dilates the pores so that they can easily pass out of the body. A Kidney Cleanse is also used to cleanse the kidneys from within, by removing deeply embedded toxic wastes.
|No.||Item||Quantity||Colour of Tea|
|1||Corn silk (fresh)||500 g||Dark brown|
|2||Corn silk (dried)||50 g||Dark brown|
|3||Parsley / Coriander (fresh)||500 g||Green|
|4||Watermelon seeds||200 g||Brown|
However, everyone gets some results using any of the four ingredients. Some have even reported good results with watermelon seeds without the skins, which are available at most grocery stores.
Let the strained mixture stand for a few minutes so that any sediment present sinks to the bottom of the vessel. Carefully, without any sudden movement, pour the upper layer of the mixture into another vessel, until the sediment at the bottom starts flowing. Stop and discard this sediment. This procedure, known as decantation, can be used to separate fine residue from the mixture. Cool the strained mixture. The medicine is now ready for use.
During the course of treatment, nearly 1% of patients feel nauseous and nearly 3% experience mild stomach pain. However, these conditions are not severe and are caused due to the hyperactivity of nephrons during the cleansing process. The pain subsides on its own in 1-2 hours and does not require any treatment. The final result is exhilarating freshness.
The first round of treatment should be over in a day and instant improvement will be visible, including:
Q1. Can I use all the ingredients, i.e., corn silk, parsley, coriander and watermelon seeds together?
They are to be taken only one at a time. Any one of them is good enough for the treatment. You may try another option after a few days.
Q2. I am not able to find corn silk in sufficient quantity in the
market due to the off season. My stored corn silk has developed
a fungus. Can I still use this contaminated corn silk?
The medicinal properties of this fungus affected dried corn silk do not change. It can be used just as well, with the same results as fresh or dried corn silk. Keep the corn silk under the sun for a few hours. Then follow the procedure as outlined for the preparation process. If the corn silk has been stored without drying or under wet conditions and has turned black, then it should not be used. You should keep the corn silk under the sun occasionally, so that it remains good for later use. We have mentioned the name and addresses of a few vendors who sell ingredients for the Cleansing Therapy here.
Q3. I cannot find watermelon seeds. Can I replace it with muskmelon
(Kejyetpee ) seeds?
Their properties are totally different. Only watermelon seeds with their skin intact have kidney cleansing properties and not muskmelon seeds.
Q4. What diet should I follow for Kidney Cleanse?
Just stick to your regular diet and drink Kidney Cleanse tea as much as possible. However, refrain yourself from consuming food that is hard to digest, during the cleansing process.
Q5. What is the best time to do a Kidney Cleanse?
Kidneys function more efficiently when the stomach is empty and the body is most relaxed in a lying down position, after midnight. I keep a litre of corn silk tea near my bedside at night. If I happen to wake up between 2-4 am, I drink it. This dose is in addition to my regular dosage during the day.
Q6. I got tremendous benefit after doing a Kidney Cleanse but
after one week, I am facing the same old problems.
Sometimes, old problems manifest again, but if you monitor their frequency and intensity, they occur at much lower levels after the cleansing. Secondly, you are continuing to live in the same polluted environment and eating the same food, hence, this manifestation is very normal. Do the cleanse again and your health will improve. You will notice instant improvement in backache, headache, general freshness level and quality of sleep.
Q7. After following your therapy, why do I experience increased
bleeding during menstruation?
This may happen to a few women and is a good sign. You must have felt better in your pre-menstrual symptoms and may have experienced much less abdominal pain. As soon as the toxins accumulated in your body are expelled, your condition will improve and you will feel better in a day or two.
Q8. How much corn silk tea can be used for a Kidney Cleanse?
You can have as much corn silk tea as you like. Some people get results in a single glass, while others respond better with six glasses of the concentrated tea. Excess dosage does not harm. Please note that in a Kidney Cleanse, the quantity of tea is not relevant. What actually matters is the concentration of medicine in the tea after the corn silk is boiled. That is why I recommend boiling the corn silk three times. I ascertain that everybody will get good results after the Kidney Cleanse. However, if you feel that the cleanse has not given the desired results, don't suspect the efficacy of Kidney Cleanse, rather, check the quality and quantity of ingredients as well as the procedure followed.
Q9. How long should I boil the water for a Kidney Cleanse?
Boiling begins when the water temperature reaches 100o C. At that temperature, the best medicine is extracted from the corn silk. Boiling it for 15 minutes is fine.
Q10. What should I eat during a Kidney Cleanse and an Acidity
There is no dietary restriction for doing a Kidney and an Acidity Cleanse. You are free to eat any food or follow any diet. Kidney cleanse tea and vegetable juices are most effective when consumed on an empty stomach.
Q11. Should Kidney Cleanse be started on an empty stomach?
A few doses on an empty stomach will definitely improve the quality of the cleanse. If the medicine is taken on an empty stomach, its absorption in the blood stream will be much better.
Q12. What is an empty stomach?
Empty stomach is a state when the system has digested nearly all the ingested food. In the morning, the stomach is empty because every thing has been digested during the night. If the breakfast consists of only fruits and a glass of milk, then it is completely digested in 45 minutes. So, you have an empty stomach after 45 minutes. On the other hand, if you eat fried mutton or deep fried paneer that takes around six hours or more to get digested, then you have an empty stomach after that period and so on.
Q13. Can I have corn silk tea just before sleeping?
Yes, there is no harm in having it just before sleeping. You can have it any time.
Q14. Can we add some salt to corn silk tea to make it taste better?
You can add salt or fresh lime if taste is important to you, but do not add sugar.
Q15. Can we eat the leftover parsley after making the tea?
You can use the residual remains by grinding and filling it in chapatis. However, it has no nutritional value left as all the nutrients have already been extracted in the tea.
Q16. Should the corn silk tea be warmed again after refrigeration?
Yes, it can be warmed. Temperature does not affect medicinal properties of the tea. However, it should not be refrigerated for more than a day or two.
Q17. Can pregnant women do a Kidney Cleanse?
Yes, they can start with half of the regular dosage. Breast feeding mothers can do it with regular doses.
Q18. I am suffering from calcium deficiency. Can use of calcium
supplements during Kidney Cleanse help me?
As a naturopath, I believe that for calcium deficiency, the patient should not be given supplements as these supplements are not absorbed by the deficient body. Rather, efforts should be directed toward improving absorption of calcium in the body. This sounds difficult, but it is the most practical and beneficial way. It can be achieved easily with a Kidney Cleanse, Liver Cleanse, Mud pack therapy and green vegetable juices.
Mud Therapy is being used by people to treat diseases since ancient times. It is believed that the earth has healing powers, which are refreshing, good for treating skin diseases, stomach trouble, kidney disorder, gout, arthritis, asthma, rheumatism, and gynaeco- logical problems.
Mud is an important element of nature. It contains important minerals that have positive effects on human health. The material used for Mud Therapy is mostly clay, taken from 4" below the surface of the earth. It can be used as a pack, or as in bath. Mud can absorb toxins from the human body and is therefore, very useful in preventing many diseases.
It is also known for its healing properties and helps in cooling and relaxing the body as it can hold moisture for a long time. This involves frequent application of mud packs, especially on the abdomen, which helps in removing toxins from the digestive and other internal organs.