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Natural Herbs for Swelling in Nephrotic Syndrome

2014-04-28 20:47| Font Size A A A

Natural Herbs for Swelling in Nephrotic SyndromeSwelling is a common symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome. Some natural herbs, which help patients alleviate this symptom, are introduced in the following contents.

The two major reasons of swelling are massive loss of protein in urine and excess fluid built up. There are some natural herbs can help to ease this symptom.


Nettle is believed to be able to reduce water retention in the body. It also involves in increasing the excretion of uric acid and uric urea. Except for the diuretic function, it also benefits nephrotic syndrome patients in other ways: it contains vitamin C, carotene, iron and calcium. These substances can enhance patients’ immunity, ease anemia and strengthen bones.

Corn silk

Corn silk is a commonly used diuretic, as it can stimulate urination. It removes the excess fluid together with some toxins. In addition, it also contributes to lower blood pressure, reduce blood fat and blood sugar.


The substances present in artichoke, such as flavonoids, caffeic acids and cynarin, have diuretic effect.

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng is often used with cinnamon to revitalize the kidneys and to reduce swelling. It is very helpful in treating kidney disorders by stimulating the circulation of the kidneys.

Dandelion Root

It can increase the output of the kidneys and will dilute the amount of creatinine in the body by increasing the output of the urinary waste at a faster rate.

Though these herbs can alleviate swelling, some elements, such as phosphorus and potassium in them may do harm to patients. If patients have high phosphorus and potassium level, patients will have high risks of heart diseases and bone diseases. Thus, choosing right herbs according to patients’ condition is very important.

If you are suffering from nephrotic syndrome with swelling, you can email us, and then we will recommend some herbs according to your condition.

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