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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can Burdock Help Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-15 10:37

Can Burdock Help Treat Polycystic Kidney DiseaseBurdock can be used as food or medicine for controlling a variety of diseases. However, fewer people know whether burdock can help treat Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease is progressive slowly, and nearly about 50% of people with Polycystic Kidney Disease will have kidney failure at last. During this process, symptoms like high blood pressure, gout, back pain, urinary tract infection and blood urine may occur.

Burdock just can help control some of the above symptoms, so some PKD patients try to take burdock medicine or drink burdock tea.

How does burdock help treat Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Because of rich nutrition and health benefits, burdock usually helps treat Polycystic Kidney Disease from the following aspects:

- Lower high blood pressure, high glucose and high blood fat: Even though burdock has such an effect, patients with PKD can’t use it uninterruptedly for a long time.

- Increase urine output: As PKD progresses, kidney may not produce enough urine. In this condition, diuretic may be needed. Burdock is a good choice of natural diuretic.

- Cleanse blood: When kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, more and more waste products will build up in the body. High uric acid is more likely to occur in PKD patients and cause gout. Burdock is able to help damaged kidneys remove these wastes products, thus relieving patients’ gout.

- Keep calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D balance: When kidneys can’t work normally, it may cause high phosphorus level or low calcium level. This plant can help maintain this balance.


Burdock is usually a safe plant to use for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, but in some cases, people may need to avoid it. For example, if you have an allergic reaction to burdock, you need to stop using it. Any other precaution associated to your health, you can consult the online doctor in detail.

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