KidneyShield Tonic for Kidney Health
Herbs for the Protection of the Kidneys
KidneyShield Herbal Tonic contains the best herbs in the world (Europe, China, India, Africa, North and South America) to herb protect the kidneys, improve its function, and benefit the whole of the Renal System (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). No stone is left unturned! This tonic has herbs to help protect against infections of the kidneys, inflammation in the different parts of the renal system and to clear any build up of debris, sand and stones. For specific actions see Herbactive's other renal tonics, see below.
This is a herbal tonic which contains a number of herbs that are protective to the kidney, also herbs to cleanse and flush the tubules and the bladder, also herb to strengthen the natural function of the kidneys (renal function). The action of KidneyShield is to improve the overall cellular level of the whole kidney system and to resist infection, and any sinister diseases.
Stevia: It is also considered safer for those prone to kidney stones to avoid sugar. Sugar has been found to be directly related to the development of kidney stones in men. To do this safely and healthily I recommend you start using Stevia and remove sugar from your household so you are not tempted back into using it again. Order your Stevia from Herbactive, see below. I also recommend the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder for complete nutritional back-up to your system.
StoneLess Kidney Tonic
Strengthen the kidney and bladder and whole renal system and prevent kidney stones and bladder gravel for renal health
• for those who have a family history of kidney infections or bladder stones
• for those who have been diagnosed with kidney disease
• those with regular or frequent bladder discomfort, cystitis, urethritis (for infections use CystitisLess Tonic)
Replace all your sugar with Stevia:
In a study by Food and Chemical Toxicology (1997): compared to the group that ate sugar, the study group that took Stevia "the females had a decreased incidence of breast tumors, while the males displayed a lesser incidence of kidney damage".
Prevent an operation on your bladder or kidneys take KidneyShield long-term.
We also have a specific herbal medicine as a KidneyShield Tonic which can be taken to help restore the right function and protection of the kidneys; the tonic can be taken as a general health promoting medicine for your kidney (renal) system.
The Kidney Flush using Fresh Herbs from the Countryside
If you want to really flush the kidneys and bladder system for a day, it’d be best to take highish doses of natural diuretics along with higher doses of the StoneLess Kidney Tonic 2tsp 4x/day on the day.
1. Take the StoneLess Kidneys Tonic for 14 days at a dose of 5ml 4x/day. You will need 300ml. Buy here Also take a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in warm water each day. This is a little known wonder remedy for the kidneys and bladder. It is now recommended in whispers by Renal Specialists and Surgeons. Google it to see for yourself.
2. Then on the Saturday (or any day that's convenient) your renal system will be ready to do the flush.
3. Fresh natural diuretics can be collected the day before and kept sealed in the fridge. Here is a selection: dandelion leaves, couch grass root, burdock leaf, horse-radish leaf, silver birch leaf, borage leaf, heather flowers, broom tops, wild carrot tops, horsetail, cleavers, parsley, plantain leaf (you can also use dry herbs of course). Get a range of these (2-3 handfuls in total).
4. On the morning of your flush, take your fresh herbs and chop them up well.
5. Put them in a pan of 3L water and bring to the boil slowly with the lid on; allow to simmer at least 30 mins and let cool.
6. Strain and drink small amounts instead of any other drinks throughout the day. Whenever you urinate drink another glass.
7. Finish the 3L by the end of the day if you can.
This will give the kidneys a good safe natural flush.
Let me know how you get on.
Follow this by taking KidneyShield on a low dose for at least a month.
Our herbal tonic medicines are carefully prepared on a personal and individual basis for your healing by medical herbalist Alan Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH.
Only whole herbs are used in our herbal medicines. Nothing else is added. If you have symptoms which you consider might be helped with herbal medicine please contact herbal practitioner Alan Hopking for a friendly confidential professional consultation. See terms and fees.
Once you have received your herbal prescription you can contact Alan Hopking at any time for more free advice (preferably by email). When you have completed your bottle of herbal medicine and if you want a repeat prescription you are requested to phone or email so that your progress can be assessed and adjustments made if necessary so that there is no break in your treatment. To order or re-order, click here.
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General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK
• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.
Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.
Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.
A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.
A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.
Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.
The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.
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