There are many different kinds of Kidney stones. But they are all tiny crystals that form in urine from different salts that build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. Little by little these crystals form stones in the kidney referred to by doctors as nephrolithiasis. These salts include calcium oxalate, uric acid, cystine, or xanthine. The salts become extremely concentrated if the volume of urine is significantly reduced with chronic dehydration. When concentration levels reach the point at which the salts no longer dissolve, they precipitate out and form crystals. Kidney function is one of the most important metabolic functions in keeping a clean body working properly. Below find a classic procedure for cleansing the kidneys.

Hulda Regehr Clark’s Kidney Cleanse

Hulda’s Kidney Cleanse Ingredients

  • Hydrangea root ½ cup dried
  • Gravel root ½ cup
  • Marshmallow root ½ cup
  • Fresh parsley 4 bunches of
  • Goldenrod tincture (leave this out of the recipe if you are allergic to it)
  • Ginger capsules
  • Uva Ursi capsules
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Black Cherry Concentrate, 8 oz
  • Vitamin B6, 250 mg
  • Magnesium oxide tablets, 300 mg

Supplement Ingredients Notes

  • Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a common flowering bush.
  • Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum) is a wild flower.
  • Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is mucilaginous and kills pain.
  • Fresh parsley can be bought at a grocery store. Parsley flakes and dried parsley herb do not work.
  • Goldenrod herb works as well as the tincture but you may get an allergic reaction from smelling the herb. If you know you are allergic to this, leave this one out of your recipe.
  • Ginger from the grocery store works fine; you may put it into capsules for yourself (size 0, 1 or 00).

Hulda’s Kidney Cleanse Recipe

Measure ¼ cup of each root and set them to soak, together in 10 cups of cold tap water, using a non-metal container and a nonmetal lid (a dinner plate will do). After four hours (or overnight) add 8 oz. black cherry concentrate, heat to boiling and simmer for 20 minutes. Drink ¼ cup as soon as it is cool enough. Pour the rest through a bamboo strainer into a sterile pint jar (glass) and several freezable containers. Refrigerate the glass jar.
Boil the fresh parsley, after rinsing, in 1 quart of water for 3 minutes. Drink ¼ cup when cool enough. Refrigerate a pint and freeze 1 pint. Throw away the parsley.

Save the roots after the first boiling, storing them in the freezer. After 13 days when your supply runs low, boil the same
roots a second time, but add only 6 cups water and simmer only 10 minutes. This will last another 8 days, for a total of three weeks. You may cook the roots a third time if you wish, but the recipe gets less potent. If your problem is severe, only cook them twice.

Hulda’s Kidney Cleanse Procedure

Dose: each morning, pour together ¾ cup of the root mixture and ½ cup parsley water, filling a large mug. Add 20 drops of goldenrod tincture and 1 tbs. 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, start on half this dose.
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.
Also take:

  • Ginger capsules: one with each meal (3/day).
  • Uva Ursi capsules: one with breakfast and two with supper.
  • Vitamin B6 (250 mg): one a day.
  • Magnesium oxide (300 mg): one a day.

Take the above supplements just before your meal to avoid burping.

Supplemental Kidney Cleanse Notes

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 resterilizes it. If you sterilize it in the morning you may take it to work without refrigerating it (use a glass container).
When you order your herbs, be careful! Herb companies are not the same! These roots should have a strong fragrance. If the ones you buy are barely fragrant, they have lost their active ingredients; switch to a different supplier. Fresh roots can be used. Do not use powder.

There are probably dozens of herbs that can dissolve kidney crystals and stones. If you can only find several of those in the recipe, make the recipe anyway; it will just take longer to get results. Remember that vitamin B6 and magnesium, taken daily, can prevent oxalate stones from forming. But only if you stop drinking tea. Tea has 15.6 mg oxalic acid per cup37. A tall glass of iced tea could give you over 20 mg oxalic acid. Switch to herb teas. Cocoa and chocolate, also, have too much oxalic acid to be used as beverages.
Remember, too, that phosphate crystals are made when you eat too much phosphate. Phosphate levels are high in meats,
breads, cereals, pastas, and carbonated drinks. Eat less of these, and increase your milk (2%), fruits and vegetables. Drink at least 2 pints of water a day.

Cleanse your kidneys at least twice a year.

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
phosphate beverages. None of the beverage recipes in this chapter are conducive to stone formation.

Substitutable Kidney Herbs

There are dozens of herbs that can be used in conjunction or as a replacement for the herbs used in Dr. Clarks formula above. In the open market of downtown San Jose Costa Rica, for example, you can find barks, leaves roots and seeds that will do very nicely. Check out this post Costa Rican  Kidney Cleansing Herbs for more information.