Kidney problems are becoming increasingly common due to our modern lifestyle and dietary habits. Taking care of our kidneys is crucial, as they play a vital role in filtering out toxins and waste from our bodies.
One natural and effective way to support kidney health is through the consumption of kidney-cleansing teas. These teas taste great and possess properties that aid in flushing out harmful substances and promoting kidney function.
10 Best Teas to Flush out Toxins from Your Kidneys
Hibiscus tea is mainly made from the dried petals of the hibiscus flower. It's commonly referred to as hibiscus, and most of them are edible. But Hibiscus Sabdariffa is the one mostly used for tea. In Bangladesh, it’s called "Joba Phool."
This tea is packed with antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, and various minerals. It lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and supports kidney health. Hibiscus tea has a delightful tartness of cranberries.
To prepare, boil 2 cups fresh or ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers in 8 cups water. Then soak for 15-20 minutes. For sweetening you can add ¼ cup honey or as you desire and 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice. Next, strain, and serve warm or chilled with ice.
Nettle Leaf Tea
Nettle leaf tea is derived from the leaves of the Urtica Dioica plant. In Bangladesh, it is widely known as "Bichhuti Pata."
This tea is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals like iron and calcium. Its health benefits include acting as a diuretic, supporting urinary health, and aiding in detoxification.
Begin by boiling 2 cups of water to make nettle-leaf tea. Next, put 2 tablespoons of dried nettle leaves or half a cup of freshly chopped nettle leaf into the teapot. Then, allow the tea to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, strain the leaves and savor your cup of nettle leaf tea.
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Dandelion Root Tea
Dandelion root tea is made from the infusion of the dandelion plant's dried roots. Its scientific name is Taraxacum Officinale. It is locally called "Pitachumki" in Bangladesh.
Dandelion root tea is a good source of potassium, calcium, and vitamins A and C. It helps stimulate kidney function, aids in digestion, and detoxifies the body.
To make dandelion root tea, first boil 250 ml of water. In the water, add 1 tablespoon of dried dandelion root. Next, let it soak for 5-10 minutes. Then, strain, and enjoy the amazing tea.
Unsweetened Green Tea
Green tea is a popular beverage worldwide. Scientifically, it’s known as Camellia Sinensis. In Bangladesh, it goes by the name "Shobuj Cha."
This tea is rich in polyphenols, catechins, and antioxidants. It is known for its potential to prevent kidney stones, reduce inflammation, and support overall kidney health.
First, boil 2 cups of water to prepare green tea. Next, remove it from the heat, add 2 tea bags or 1 tablespoon of loose tea, and steep for 3 minutes. Then strain the tea leaves and let the tea cool in the refrigerator. Finally, pour over 2 cups of ice and serve.
Tulsi/Holy Basil Tea
Holy Basil is an aromatic herb. It’s scientifically known as Ocimum tenuiflorum. In Bangladesh, it is called "Tulsi." It’s widely popular for traditional medicine purposes.
Tulsi tea is abundant in vitamin K and antioxidants. It acts as a diuretic, promotes kidney health, and boosts the immune system.
To prepare tulsi tea, boil 1 ½ cups of water. Next, turn off the heat and keep the pot on the stove. Then add 10-15 fresh tulsi leaves or ½ teaspoon tulsi powder (2 tulsi tea bags can be used). Steep it for 7-10 minutes. After that, pour the tea and stir in honey if desired. Remove the leaves and your tea is ready to enjoy.