Posted on Apr 13, 2020, 6 p.m.
To maintain good health and prevent chronic or degenerative illness it is important to promote the natural detoxification of the body, as such the diuretic properties of basil and sage can help you to cleanse and detox your kidneys which may help to improve your overall health by promoting the elimination of waste.
Medicinal plants can help you to cleanse your kidneys, liver, and intestines to prevent or help treat many ailments. This article focuses on a basil and sage cleanse, as these two plants can help to facilitate natural kidney function while providing other health benefits.
Unfortunately our organs are loaded with toxins due to the chemicals that are present in the food we eat, air we breathe, fluids we drink, cleaning products we use, etc, that with time will accumulate and can cause discomfort along with disease. The kidneys are charged with clearing toxic substances and expelling them via urine. But if they have to work too much they can become overloaded and weakened.
Cleanses can help to keep the kidneys in good health which will help you to enjoy a high quality life. You can achieve this goal by maintaining a healthy well balanced diet and by using natural remedies that have diuretic and detoxifying properties.
Aromatic basil is rich in vitamins B1 and E as well as minerals such as potassium and calcium to go along with fiber and antioxidants. Basil is used in a variety of medicinal remedies due to its digestive and relaxing properties that can be used to make an infusion or as a spice. The potassium content is beneficial when it comes to the kidneys as it can help to promote elimination of fluids and toxins by increasing the amount of urine, helping to improve kidney health as well as helping to break up kidney stones.
Sage is great as a spice as well as being a medicinal herb that is used in a range of remedies from helping to treat respiratory to digestive disorders. Sage is also a great aid in helping to cleanse the kidneys due to its diuretic and purifying properties. Consuming sage can help to promote detoxification through the elimination of liquids, as well as helping to combat swelling, inflammation, and edema.
To make a basil and sage cleanse it is best to use fresh herbs to get the most out of their beneficial properties. All you need to do is combine 10 basil leaves with 5 sage leaves, one cup of water, and one tablespoon of organic honey and blend it together. To get the most benefits from this remedy you should drink it immediately after waking up and before you eat anything else at least 30 minutes before breakfast. This should be made fresh each morning and drank right away. It can be drunk on a regular basis, but should be drunk for a week straight to help remove the toxins from your kidneys.
Before beginning any home remedy you should consult with your doctor or certified medical professional to avoid any possible complications, especially if you have known illness or are taking any medications.
To get the most out of a basil and sage cleanse you should also be drinking 6-8 glasses of water every day; limit the amount dairy and salt in your diet; increase the amount of raw veggies you eat at every meal; exercise to help speed up your metabolism and increase the amount you sweat which will help to facilitate kidney function; and keep the areas around the kidney warm as they are sensitive to cold.
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