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Traditional Herbs and Kidney Disease

2014-09-10 09:05| Font Size A A A

Traditional Herbs and Kideny DiseaseNowadays, more and more people with kidney disease begin to seek for the traditional herbs to improve their illness condition. Well then, how does herbs work for kidney disease? let’s have a look at this article.

As we all know, kidney disease is a progressive disease and there is no cure for it. But kidney disease patients can still do something for themselves so as to stop at least delay the progression of illness condition.

In most countries, doctors usually prescribe certain drugs (over-the-counter drugs) to you. As a matter of fact, indeed, these drugs like ACEIs, ARBs, Aspirin, etc have a good effect on controlling the symptoms and discomforts due to kidney disease, while they can induce numerous side effects to patients and cause further kidney damage. Compared to over-the-counter drugs, traditional herbs are natural and safe. There are several herbs which are not only good for relieving symptoms but also contribute to improving renal function.

Cordyceps sinensis

It is seen as a very precious medical mushroom in China. For over 2000 years, it has been as tonic, to increase health and vitality, combat aging and prevent various disease. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to benefit the working of the kidney and lung meridians. The strengthening of these meridians is said to strengthen the body, making it resilliant againt fatigue, night sweats, lower back-pain, hyperglycemia, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and so on. Its therapeutic effects can provide a good environment for kidney cells’ self-repairing ability.

Astragalus

It is also well known for huang qi. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. Usually in combination with other herbs, to support and enhance the immune system. It is good for the patients with low immunity.

Dandelion

It is typically used for its appetite-stimulating, digestion-aiding and laxative effects. It contains a large amount of antioxidants which can help lessen inflammation and kill bacteria. In addition, tests on diabetic mice show that dandelion extract may help regulate blood sugar and keep cholesterol check. All of these are beneficial for repairing kidney function.

Herbal medicines are just a major part of TCM but not whole about TCM. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a systemic including herbal medicines but also many external application, like Hot Compress Therapy, Acupuncture, Massage, Medicated Bath and so on. More details, please talk with our doctors online or email to renal-disease@hotmail.com



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