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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.


= Denotes a POISONOUS agent/s. Professionals only! These agents are more common in Chinese medicine where they are especially processed to render them safe, or else used in homeopathic tinctures which are safe to take. There are also instances where one component of the plant is safe, as in the Castor Bean which is deadly, but its oil is safe to use.
Consider this page a starting point for your research and/or discussion with your medical professional as it cannot endorse the herbs which have been used traditionally for these conditions.
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The DO FIRST section will lead you to professional medical pages online for more information on the topic.
The HOW TO USE/MORE INFO section will take you to a more in depth discussion of the ways to use natural agents. Although not always stated, more information can be obtained on the individual herb pages.
The Healthline links are not all the same; they will take you to pages related to the specific topics.


An organ of which there are two and which are responsible for removing waste products and water from the blood and excreting these in the form of urine. All kidney problems require professional medical care.
GENERAL PROBLEMS See Healthline Adzuki Bean; Agrimony, Water; Alfalfa (cleanser); Allspice, Carolina; Amur Cork Tree; Angelica (stimulant); Apple (cleanser); Arbutus; Ash, Prickly; Ashwaganda; Asparagus (cleanser); Aspen, Quaking; Astragalus; Astragalus complanatus (tonic); Balsam; Balsam of Peru; Barberry, Common; Barrenwort (tonic); Basil, Holy; Bean; Bearberry; Beech, American; Betony; Bilberry; Black Currant; Borage (stimulant); Buchu; Burnut; Cardamom; Cayenne; Centaury, European; Chives, Garlic (function); Cleavers; Clove (tonic); Crampbark; Cucumber; Damiana (rejuvenative); Dandelion; Fo-ti; Geranium, Scented; Ground Ivy; Joe-Pye-Weed; Parsley; Poplar, Ontario; Thistle, Blessed; Walnut, English; Water Plantain
= Aconite, Carmichael's; Black Cohosh; Broom, Scotch (stimulant)
See Kidneys
CONGESTION See Healthline Cereus, Night-blooming; Damiana Same as above
DISEASES See Healthline Agrimony; Arenaria; Artichoke; Aspen, Quaking; Blazing Star; Burdock; Poplar, Balsam Same as above
GRAVEL/STONES See Healthline Almond; Anise; Arbutus; Asparagus; Bay; Bearberry; Beech; Beggar-lice; Birch, Common; Birch, Paper; Birch, Silver; Bisnaga (see Bishop Flower); Butcher's Broom; Caesar Weed; Carrot, Wild; Centaury, European; Chervil; Chicory; Corn; Couchgrass; Cucumber; Elder; Marshmallow; Parsley; Stoneroot; Water Plantain
= Asthma Weed
Same as above
HORMONAL PROBLEMS RELATED to KIDNEY MALFUNCTION See Healthline Dandelion See individual herb pages
INFECTIONS See Healthline Agrimony; Arbutus; Asparagus; Bearberry; Dandelion; Horseradish See Kidneys
INFLAMMATION/NEPHRITIS See Healthline Agrimony; Arbutus; Artichoke; Astragalus; Borage (chronic); Butcher's Broom; Caesar Weed; Carrot, Wild; Couchgrass; Damiana; Water Plantain; Yellow Vetch (see Astragalus)
= Aconite, Carmichael's
Same as above
PAIN See Healthline Burnut Same as above
PYELITIS See Healthline Asparagus; Bearberry; Buchu; Couchgrass See individual herb pages
(Inflammation due to bacteria)
See Healthline Bisnaga (see Bishop Flower) Same as above
WEAKNESS/INSUFFICIENCY See Healthline Almond; Asparagus; Bisnaga (see Bishop Flower); Black Musli; Cinnamon; Walnut, English (tonic); Water Plantain See Kidneys

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