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Burdock remedy to cleanse the kidneys

Burdock is a medicinal plant with benefits to naturally cleanse and purify the kidneys.  Discover how to prepare an ideal natural remedy to detoxify the kidneys.

This natural remedy consists of an infusion of burdock that will help us to cleanse the kidneys. Burdock is a medicinal plant whose scientific name is Actiumlapper, it belongs to the Composite family, and it comes from Europe.

Burdock has diuretic and purifying properties. This infusion is recommended for cases in which there are a tendency to form stones or stones in the kidneys.

Burdock, both the roots and the seeds, contains the following components as a whole: mucilage, inulin, phenolic acids, phytosterol, riboflavin, tannin, oxyacetylene, volatile oils, vitamin A, B2, essential fatty oils. For the infusions, both the roots of the plant and the leaves and seeds are used.

What is burdock?

As we indicated previously, burdock is a plant whose scientific name is Actiumlapper, although it is also known by other names: cachorrera, burdock or cedilla.

It is an herbaceous plant with biannual growth, belonging to the Composite family. Its origin is found in Europe, and regarding its characteristics, it has large elongated leaves and purple flowers that allow it to be distinguished from other plants with some ease. On the other hand, it can reach two meters in height.

Regarding its medicinal properties, we find a plant whose composition contains phytosterols, inulin, phenolic acids and other related compounds. While, as regards its qualities, it is antibacterial, antiseptic, alkalizing, laxative, stomachic, antibiotic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory and cholagogue.

Precisely due to its diuretic and purifying qualities, it becomes a wonderful natural option for the kidneys.

How to prepare the purifying infusion of Burdock for the kidneys:

Ingredients you need:

One teaspoon of Burdock leaves for each cup of water that we are going to prepare.


  • We put a cup of water in a saucepan to heat.
  • When it starts to boil add the teaspoon of Burdock leaves.
  • We keep boiling for 3 minutes.
  • We turn off the heat and let the infusion stand covered for about 10 minutes.
  • We uncover, strain the infusion and we can take it.
  • If you prefer to sweeten it, do it to your liking with a little honey, cane sugar, or sweetener.

The consumption of Burdock infusion is not recommended in these cases:

  • During pregnancy and lactation.
  • In babies and children.
  • In people allergic to plants belonging to the Composite family.

Other indications for which Burdock can be used:

In addition to internal consumption, we can use Burdock for external use in problems that affect the skin.

  • Dermatitis.
  • Boils
  • Acne.
  • Herpes.
  • Eczema
  • To control excess oil on the hair and face.

Although this article has been dedicated to its beneficial properties to prevent the formation of stones or stones in the kidneys, Burdock has other beneficial properties that we detail below:

  • Stimulates the secretion of bile.
  • Prevents the appearance of both gallstones and kidney stones.
  • It prevents cystitis.
  • Improves liver functions.
  • Calms stomach discomfort.
  • Laxative.
  • Sudorific.
  • Antibacterial.
  • Antibiotics.
  • Antiseptics

As we have indicated previously, all parts of the Burdock are used, each one of them to treat different conditions. In addition to the infusion of Burdock, you can prepare a decoction of the roots and take one to three cups a day, to treat the skin conditions that we have described before.

The seed infusion is used to help improve symptoms that accompany a cold. The tincture can be obtained in drop format and is used for digestive problems, to facilitate heavy digestions, to detoxify or purify the body.

We can also make plasters or poultices with Burdock, pressing the leaves of the plant in a mortar and placing the poultice on the affected area of ​​the skin.

Burdock can be found in online natural product stores, Para pharmacies, pharmacies, herbalists.


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