Kidneys can be revived! Ayurveda medicine, which is becoming more acceptable and popular in the Western world, recommends the use of herbs which can be used for all stages of kidney illness. These herbs helps patients avoid dialysis and are also good for kidney failure. They can also be taken with Western medicine treatments.
Ayurveda medicine uses herbs that lower increased urea and creatinine levels and address kidney failure symptoms like edema or swelling. Kidney failure happens when the kidneys can no longer filter toxins and other waste products. Diseases and persistent use of some drugs cause kidney failure.
Watching Protein and Potassium Levels
A protein diet of 50-100 mgs a day is always recommended to improve protein levels in the blood. Higher protein levels will cause higher urea and creatinine levels resulting to added strain to an already hurting kidney. Your nephrologist and renal dietician can help you draft a meal plan that’s good for the kidney’s health.
On the other hand, potassium imbalance also leads to renal failure. However, this is not due to the consumption of too much potassium from fruits and vegetables – but through the inability of the kidneys to remove excess potassium from the blood.
To revive kidneys, protein and potassium intake should be watched. Natural diuretics can be used such as Corn Silk, Punarnava, Tribulus, Varun and Asparugus, among others. Additionally, these natural diuretics do not have high potassium levels, help the body regain strength, assist liver functions, and cure anemia.
A combination of these herbs revives the kidneys and restores their normal functions.
Ayurvedic Herbs for Kidney Revival
Tribulus, Punarnava and Varun are recommended herbs for kidney failure and high levels of urea and creatinine. Tribulus-terrestris or Gokshur-Gokhru helps in urinary disorder, urinary stones, hypertension and diabetes. It reduces high blood pressure and sodium and fluid retention. Additionally, it also improves libido by increasing the motility and number of spermatozoa. This herb also helps alleviate symptoms associated with male menopause.
Similarly, Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) helps patients with kidney failure, kidney stones, oedema or swelling and urinary tract infections (UTI). This herb restores dying cells and revives dying organs. Punarnava removes harmful toxins and heals damages caused by drugs. Furthermore, this herb can be taken as iron supplements, and thus cures anemia resulting from poor kidney function. It is also an herbal diuretic.
Meanwhile Varun (Crataeva Nurvela) is also used in Ayurveda medicine to help those with kidney stone, benign prostate enlargement and UTI. This herb is an effective remedy for urinary tract obstructions.
Ayurveda medicine also recommends Chicory roots and Corn Silk are for kidney failure and high levels of urea and creatinine.
Chicory roots are a diuretic which stimulates renal function by eliminating corporal fluids. These roots are helpful to those with water retention problems, are obese or diabetic, or have rheumatic illnesses or gout. It also aids in blood circulation by making the blood more fluid, and is thus good for patients with hypertension. Diabetes and hypertension causes kidney diseases.
Another herb recommended for kidney problems by Ayurveda medicine is Corn Silk, which is the yellowish strands found inside corn husks. Corn Silk is used to treat bladder problems, renal and cystic inflammation. Corn Silk has excellent cleansing properties which rid the body of toxins and other waste products that cause kidney problems and inflamed bladders. Physicians also use Corn Silk as diuretic.
Western medicine may prescribe dialysis treatments, and kidney transplants in case of kidney failure. However, Ayurveda medicine offers an alternative treatment which may be used in combination with Western medicine. For your treatment plan or changes you might make on it, always consult with your nephrologist or kidney specialist.