½ cup dried Hydrangea root
½ cup Gravel root
½ cup Marshmallow root
4 bunches of fresh parsley
Goldenrod tincture (leave this out of the recipe if you are allergic to it)
Uva Ursi capsules
Black Cherry Concentrate, 8 oz
Vitamin B6, 250 mg
Magnesium oxide tablets, 300 mg
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.
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
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
After three weeks, repeat with fresh herbs. You need to do
the Kidney Cleanse for six weeks to get good results, longer for
• 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 these supplements just before your meal to avoid
Some notes on this recipe: 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.
• Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a common flowering
• Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum) is a wild flower.
• Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is mucilaginous and
• 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).
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.
37 Taken from Food Values 14ed by Pennington and Church 1985.
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
phosphated beverages. None of the beverage recipes in this
chapter are conducive to stone formation.