The Shepherd's Purse

Kidney and Liver Cleanse

from the book "A Cure for Cancers"
by Hulda Regehr Clark, 1993

It is very important to do a kidney cleanse first  so your elimination system is healthy when the gall stones pass.

Kidney Cleanse Recipe
from the book "A Cure for Cancers"
by Hulda Regehr Clark, 1993

This is also an excellent medicine for Kidney Stones

1/4 cup dried Hydrangea root
1/4 cup Gravel root
1/4 cup Marshmallow root
1 Large bunch of fresh parsley

Goldenrod tincture (leave this out of recipe if you are allergic to it
Ginger capsules
Uva Ursi capsules
Vegetable glycerine
Black Cherry Concentrate
Vitamin B6 250 mg
Magnesium oxide tablets 300 mg

Measure and set the roots to soak, together in 10 cups of cold tap water, using a non-metal container and a non-metal lid (a dinner plate will do). After four hours (or overnight) heat to boiling and simmer for 20 minutes. Drink 1/4 cup as soon as its cool enough. Pour the rest through a bamboo strainer into a sterile pint jar (glass) and several freezable containers. Refrigerate the glass jar.

Boil the fresh parsley, after rinsing, in 1 quart of water for 3 minutes. Drink 1/4 cup when cool enough. Refrigerate a pint and freeze 1 pint. Throw away the parsley.

Dose: each morning, pour together 3/4 cup of the root mixture and ½ cup parsley water, filling a large mug. Add 2 tbs. Black cherry concentrate and 20 drops of goldenrod tincture and 1 tbs. of glycerin. Drink this mixture in divided does throughout the day. Keep cold. Do not drink it all at once, or you will get a stomach ache and feel pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very sensitive, or if you know you have kidney stones, or are over 70, start with a half dose.

Save the roots after the first boiling, storing them in the freezer. When your supply runs low, boil them a second time, but add only 6 cups of water, and simmer for only 10 minutes. You should continue this Kidney Cleanse regimen for 3 weeks.

You may cook the roots a third time if you wish, but the recipe gets less potent. If your problem is severe, only cook them twice. Also take:

* Ginger capsules: one with each meal (3/day)
* Uva Ursi capsules: one with breakfast and two with supper
* Vitamin B6 (250mg) one a day
* Magnesium oxide (300 mg) one a day

Take these supplements just before your meal to avoid burping.

Some notes on this recipe: This herbal tea, as well as the parsley, can easily spoil. Heat it to boiling every fourth day if it is being stored in the refrigerator; this resterilizes it. If you sterilize it in the morning you may take it to work without refrigerating it (use a glass container).

When you order your herbs, be careful Herb companies are not the same! These roots should have a strong fragrance. If the ones you buy are barely fragrant, they have lost their active ingredients; switch to a different supplier. Fresh roots can be used. Do not use powder.

* Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a common flowering bush
* Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum) is a wild flower
* Marshmallow root (Althea officinallis) is mucilaginous and kills pain
* Fresh parsley can be bought at a grocery store. Parsley flakes and dried parsley herb do    not work
* Goldenrod herb works as well as the tincture but you may get an allergic reaction from smelling the herb. If you know you     are allergic to this, leave it out of the recipe.
* Ginger from the grocery store works fine. You may put it into capsules for yourself (size0 or 00)

There are probably dozens of herbs that can dissolve kidney stones. If you can only find several of those in the recipe, make the recipe anyway; it will just take longer to get results. Remember that Vitamin B6 and magnesium, taken daily, can prevent oxalate stones from forming. But only if you stop drinking tea. Tea has 15.6 mg oxalic acid per cup. A tall glass of iced tea could give you over 20 mg oxalic acid. Switch to herb teas. Cocoa and chocolate, also, have too much oxalic acid to be used as beverages.

Remember too that phosphate crystals are made when you eat too much phosphate. Phosphate levels are high in meats, breads, cereals, pastas, and carbonated drinks. Eat less of these and increase your milk (2%), fruits and vegetables. Drink at least 2 pints of water a day.

You can dissolve all your kidney stones in 3 weeks, but make new ones in 3 days if you are drinking tea and cocoa and carbonated beverages.

Cleanse your kidneys at least twice a year

Liver Cleanse Gallstone recipe

Cautions:  This cleanse should only be taken if you are not already sick and in pain with the gall bladder problem.  If the attach  has subsided, and at least 4 weeks have passed since you had any pain, then the cleanse is an option.  It is very important before taking this liver cleanse for the removal of gall stones, that you see your doctor, and confirm that indeed this is the problem, along with an ultra sound test which shows the size of the gallstones.  If the gallstones are minute or less than the size of a pea, this cleanse works very effectively.  If the gallstones are any larger than the size of a pea, the gallstone could get lodged in the bile duct, which could prove very painful.  If your pain is constant, see a doctor.  Surgery is probably the best option in this case.

If this cleanse works for you, it is very important to change your diet, to one that contains only very small amounts of fat and fried foods.  The problem will only keep reaccuring if a high fat diet is continued.

Cleansing the liver of gallstones has nothing to do with cancer, but everything to do with gaining your health back. It dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to disappear, too, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain. You have more energy and an increased sense of well being.

Cleaning the liver bile ducts is the most powerful procedure that you can do to improve your body's health.

For best results you should first complete the three week the kidney cleanse above.

It is the job of the liver to make bile, 1 to 1 ½ quarts in a day! The liver is full of tubes (biliary tubing) that deliver the bile to one large tube (the common bile duct). The gallbladder is attached to the common bile duct and acts as a storage reservoir. Eating fat or protein triggers the gallbladder to squeeze itself empty after about twenty minutes, and the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the intestine. There are other substances that can trigger the gallbladder, such as red pepper (cayenne), ginger, and fruit acids. Note fruit juice is the first thing you have after the cleanse.

For many persons, including children, the biliary tubing is choked with gallstones. Some develop allergies or hives but some have no symptoms. When the gallbladder is scanned or x-rayed nothing is seen. Typically, they are not in the gallbladder. Not only that, most are too small and not calcified, a prerequisite for visibility on x-ray. There are over half a dozen varieties of gallstones, most of which have cholesterol crystals in them. They can be black, red, white, green or tan colored.

As the stones grow and become more numerous the back pressure on the liver causes it to make less bile. Imagine the situation if your garden hose had marbles in it. Much less water would flow, which in turn would decrease the ability of the hose to squirt out the marbles. With gallstones, much less cholesterol leaves the body, and cholesterol levels may rise.

Gallstones, being porous, can pick up all the bacteria, cysts, viruses and parasites that are passing through the liver. In this way "nests" of infection are formed, forever supplying the body with fresh bacteria. No stomach infection such as ulcers or intestinal bloating can be cured permanently without removing these gallstones from the liver.

Cleanse your liver twice a year.


* Completing the kidney rinse above, before cleansing the liver is highly recommended. You want your kidney, bladder and urinary tract in top working condition so it can efficiently remove any undesirable substances incidentally absorbed from the intestine as the bile is being excreted.

Liver Cleanse Things you need:

Epsom salts 4 tablespoons
Olive Oil Half cup (light olive oil is easier to get down)
Fresh Pink Grapefruit 1 large or 2 small, enough to squeeze 2/3 to 3/4 cup juice
Ornithine 4 - 8 to be sure you can sleep.
     Don't skip this or you may have the worst night of  your life!
Large plastic straw To help drink the potion.
Pint jar with lid

Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse, since you will be able to rest the next day.

Take no medicines, vitamins, or pills that you can do without; they could prevent success. Stop the parasite program and kidney herbs, too, the day before.

Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (no butter or milk), baked potato or other vegetables with salt only.

2:00 P.M. Do not eat or drink after 2:00 P.M.

Get your Epsom salts ready. Mix 4 tbs. In 3 cups water and pour this into a jar. This makes four servings, 3/4 cup each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (this is for convenience and taste only).

6:00 P.M. Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts. If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. In 3/4 cup water now. You may add 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin C Powder to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth.

Get the olive oil and grapefruit out to warm up.

8:00 P.M. Repeat by drinking another 3/4 cup of Epsom salts.

You haven't eaten since two o'clock, but you won't feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success; don't be more than 10 minutes early or late.

9:45 P. M. Pour ½ cup (measured) olive oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the grapefruit by hand in the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least ½ cup, more (up to 3/4 cup) is best. You may top it up with lemonade. Add this to the olive oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh grapefruit juice does this).

Now visit the bathroom one or more times, even if it makes you late for your ten o'clock drink. Don't be more than 15 minutes late.

10:00 P. M. Drink the potion you have mixed. Take 4 to 8 ornithine capsules with the first sips to make sure you sleep through the night. Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier. You may use ketchup, cinnamon, or brown sugar to chase it down between sips. . Take it to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes.

LIE DOWN IMMEDIATELY You might fail to get stones out if you don't. The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don't clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thanks to the Epsom salts!). GO TO SLEEP.

Next Morning: Upon awakening take your third dose of Epsom salts. If you have indigestion or nausea wait until it is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. You may go back to bed. Don't take this potion before 6:00 am.

2 hours later: Take your fourth (the last) dose of Epsom salts. Drink 3/4 cup of the mixture. You may go back to bed.

After 2 more hours you may eat. Start with fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light. By supper you should feel recovered.

How well did you do? Expect diarrhea in the morning. Use a flashlight to look for gallstones in the toilet with the bowel movement. Look for the green kind since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones, not food residue. Only bile from the liver is pea green. The bowel movement sinks but gallstones float because of the cholesterol inside. Count them all roughly, whether tan or green. You will need to total 2000 stones before the liver is clean enough to rid you of allergies or bursitis or upper back pains permanently. The first cleanse may rid you of them for a few days, but as the stones from the rear travel forward, they give you the same symptoms again. You may repeat cleanses at two week intervals. Never cleanse when you are ill.

Sometimes the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as a "chaff" floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging stones.

How safe is the liver cleanse? It is very safe. This source's opinion is based on over 500 cases, including many persons in their seventies and eighties. None went to the hospital; none even reported pain. However it can make you feel ill for one or two days afterwards.


You have taken out your gallstones without surgery! I like to think I have perfected this recipe, but I certainly can not take credit for its origin. It was invented hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. THANK YOU HERBALISTS!

This procedure contradicts many modern medical viewpoints. Gallstones are thought to be formed in the gallbladder, not the liver. They are thought to be few, not thousands. They are not linked to pains other than gallbladder attacks. It is easy to understand why this is thought: by the time you have acute pain attacks, some stones are in the gallbladder are big enough and sufficiently calcified to see on x-ray, and have caused inflammation there. When the gallbladder is removed the acute attacks are gone, but the bursitis and other pains and digestive problems remain.

The truth is self-evident, however. People who have had their gallbladder surgically removed still get plenty of green, bile-coated stones, and anyone who cares to dissect their stones can see that the concentric circles and crystals of cholesterol match textbook pictures of "gallstones" exactly.


Please contact me at if you have further questions. I have done this cleanse two times in the past few years with wonderful success. Jeannie Kirkpatrick