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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.

Natural Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease with Chinese Rhubarb

2014-04-20 01:46

Natural Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease with Chinese RhubarbMany patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease are always trying to find out a natural treatment, in order to avoid surgery, dialysis or kidney transplant. Chinese Rhubarb, or Da Huang, presents outstanding effects on treating Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Benefits of Chinese Rhubarb

Chinese rhubarb has a long history of usage in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The clinical researches reveal that PKD patients can the following benefits from correct use of this herb.

1. Lower high blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

As with high creatinine level, high BUN is also an indicator of kidney damage. Chinese rhubarb is able to degrade nitrogen compounds in the blood, so wastes especially blood urea nitrogen can be removed from the body.

2. Have a laxative effect

People with Polycystic Kidney Disease may suffer from constipation, which causes excessive waste products and toxins building up in the body. Chinese rhubarb can be used as a natural laxative to ease patients’ constipation.

3. Improve kidney function

No matter how PKD patients’ condition is, kidney function is always their biggest concern. Through regulating the nerve humoral immune system, this herb shows an obvious effect on improving patients’ kidney function.

Side effects of Chinese Rhubarb

Even though PKD patients can get so many benefits from the consumption of this herb, some patients are not suitable to use it. This is because Chinese Rhubarb may cause some adverse reactions such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. If used in long term, muscular weakness, bone loss, potassium loss and irregular heart rhythm may occur.


Nearly all of medicines have some side effects, so does Chinese Rhubarb. Only if people with Polycystic Kidney Disease use this herb correctly, their healthy condition as well as kidney function can be improved largely. If you have PKD and want to use this herb, make sure you have consulted our doctor or online doctor before using it.

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