Health note by Brian Lamb Medical Herbalist
Barley is a specific therapy for the kidneys and bladder.
This drink is valuable for eliminating toxins and during a bout of cystitis. In most cases it will assist in the treatment of Eczema or other inflammatory diseases of the skin where the kidneys may be stressed.
Here is how to prepare your own kidney cleansing drink:
Place 60g (2 oz) pearl barley in a non-aluminium pan and cover with 1000ml water and bring to the boil and simmer on very low heat for at least an hour. Strain off the liquid and make up to one litre by adding more cold water run through the barley in a sieve.
Add the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon as this adds an alkalizing action .
Drink the barley water throughout the day in cupful amounts. You can sweeten with a little honey, but it is not necessary.
Shop bought ‘Lemon & Barley Water’ will not work – it will only add to the toxic burden of the urinary tract – avoid it!
Kidney stones – Avoid these high oxalate-containing foods: rhubarb, spinach, beetroot, wheat germ, peanuts, okra, chocolate, black tea, sweet potatoes.
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