Herbal Remedies For Renal Failure

According to UMMC (University of Maryland Medical Center) there are approximately 12 million people in the United States that have early renal disease (kidney disease). According to Mayo Clinic, kidney failure manifests itself when your kidneys develop an inability to eliminate waste materials from your blood. Heart disease, hypertension, anemia, malnutrition and bone disease are some of the causes of kidney failure. There are some herbal remedies that offer hope in alleviating the symptoms of people afflicted with kidney disease.

Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs

Try dandelion root, a Chinese herb which aids in kidney excretion of waste. Astralagus is an herb used for renal problems in traditional Chinese Medicine. Drink some marshmallow tea which is noted to clean kidneys. The ayurvedic herb known as picroliv with extracts from the roots can offer you some protection in the kidney.

Miscellaneous Herbs

Try adding parsley to salads and meals as it is a natural diuretic high in potassium. Juniper berries will help you increase urine flow from your kidneys. Take kelp in supplement form which is high in potassium, iodine and iron. Goldenrod tea, stinging nettle and watermelon seed tea will all support your kidney function.

Salvia and Rhubarb

Try salvia root. a Chinese herb that has been used for treating renal disease for the last 30 years, according to an article written by Subhuti Dharmamanada PhD Director for the Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon. The root of salvia is responsible for promoting renal function. Rhubarb root has been used for the treatment of renal failure, but with the existence of transplants and dialysis it is not as popular as in past years. It helps with many of the symptoms such as lowering blood viscosity and hypertension.

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Diet Changes

Eat raw fruits and vegetables including asparagus, watercress, celery, bananas and soy beans. Avoid foods high in phosphates, beet greens, red meat, spinach and Swiss chard. Avoid chocolate, cocoa, eggs and all dairy products according to www/tcm.health-info.org. Drink six to eight glasses of water per day, unless restricted by your physician.

Vitamins and Minerals

According to the website www.tcm.health-info.com. take calcium and magnesium everyday to support kidney function, and L-arginine for added support of kidney function. Take vitamin A for healing the urinary tract, B complex for fluid metabolism and Vitamin C to elevate urine acidity and help the immune system. Vitamin E is supportive of the immune system as well.