Kidney Friendly Recipe: Corn Silk and Lotus Root Diuretic Drink


5 to 6 people


20g corn silk (washed and placed in a gauze bag)
600g lotus root (washed and cut into small chunks)
3 thin slices of ginger (Optional, for warming the body)
1500ml of clean, filtered water


  1. Fill a pot with the clean filtered water and bring to a boil.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients into the pot.
  3. Bring to a boil again, then lower heat and simmer for at least an hour.
  4. Serve the drink hot or warm.

How this recipe helps your kidney: 

Corn silk
Used for bladder infections, inflammation of the urinary system, kidney stones, and bedwetting. It also contains chemicals which might work like water pills (diuretics). It might alter blood sugar levels, and help reduce inflammation.

Lotus root
Lotus root is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps develop resistance against viral infection and boosts immunity. In other words, it protects the kidney from inflammation.

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Rpa-Holistic Wellness Academy This recipe was contributed by RPA Holistic Wellness Academy, which offers health and nutrition courses, workshops, and classes up to degree level. It is part of an integrated holistic wellness cluster which includes an organic café, an organic health shop, a natural therapeutic spa, a traditional Chinese medicine clinic, as well as a holistic nutrition consultation centre. Check out for more information.
Edited by: The HealthWorks Team

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