Kidney stones regularly affect about one in every 10 people and that number seems to be rising. With all the consumption of high protein diets, sugary soft drinks and not enough water intake, kidney stones are more likely to occur. The pain from kidney stones can be mild to unbearable and have required surgery for many people. There is a simple garden plant growing in yards across the nation whose root can break up kidney stones in no time! That shrub is the Hydrangea plant.
Hydrangeas are beautiful and hardy flowering trees that are especially abundant in the great northwest and in California, but can be found throughout the United States. They are most popular in America, though the plants are also being shipped worldwide where they like sunny regions of Europe and China, as long as it is not too hot. To most owners of hydrangeas, they are just lovely to look at when blossoming and nothing more. Few know of the healing secrets hidden in the network of roots to this plentiful plant which can save lives.
Hydrangea, also known as seven-bark herb, can turn around a painful and even near-hopeless case of kidney stones within a matter of hours as it works to break down the crystallized aggregate deposits tearing at the urinary passageway in attempts to be released from the body.
How to make it
In order to make the masterful, yet simple concoction to cleanse the stones, it is best to start with a raw apple cider or apple juice base, as the apple contains helpful benefits for the kidney and urinary tract as well. You will need about a gallon of juice. Then, taking some of the root, approximately two ounces, mashing it up and soaking it in the gallon of apple juice for 3 days (hopefully you haven’ waited too long with the kidney stones that these three days are torturous – if you can’t wait, see below). After three days of soaking, simmer the concoction for 15 minutes and then begin to take 2 ounces of the liquid elixir every two hours all day long.
If you do not have time to soak the root of a fresh hydrangea tree (or don’t have access to a tree of your own for digging), you can purchase the root or even dry powder from an on-line provider or health food store and simply mix the powder right into the juice, simmer 15 minutes and start right away with the doses. There should be relief within a 24 hour period. The formula can be taken until it is gone and should be consumed with a generous amount of purified water, preferably distilled water – as distilled helps to carry out toxins.
The hydrangea tea acts as a kidney and bladder cleanser, so it is possible, if there are other toxins lurking in these organs and in the body that need removal, taking this formula will stimulate their release. This could lead to detox symptoms, such as aches and pains, fatigue, cold/flu symptoms and slight nausea. These are normal bodily detox symptoms and should be encouraged through a continued intake of liquids, especially water and some peppermint tea.
Besides assisting with kidney stones, the hydrangea plant has long been used by natives for glandular disorders, arthritis, dissolving cysts, enlarged prostate, rheumatism, backaches, gout, scurvy, dropsy and many other problems that relate to the kidneys and bladder. Who would have guessed that the simple garden hydrangea plant could be a powerful kidney stone cleanser as well as such a beautiful gift for the eyes? Nature is just full of surprises!
(this article is not intended to diagnosis, treat or cure. If you are suffering from kidney stones or other conditions, check with your intuition first and consult a health practitioner)
Written by: Stasia Bliss