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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 Ashwagandha Cause Kidney Failure

2014-09-10 08:15

Can Ashwagandha Cause Kidney FailureCan ashwagandha cause Kidney Failure? If you are a kidney disease patient and want to take ashwagandha, you should know the following things.

What is ashwagandha?

The root and berry of the ashwagandha plant are a traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Ashwagandha is used as a tonic (it is sometimes referred to as the “Indian ginseng”) to improve physical and mental health and to treat a number of specific conditions.

What are the effects of ashwagandha on kidney disease patients?

Ashwagandha is known as a super herb that have strong antioxidant ability and can boost immunity. Its rich contents such as alkaloids, Steroid lactone and iron. They are good for relieving pain and decrease high blood pressure, reduce inflammation.

However, just like one coin has two sides, ashwagandha also has some side effects. Although it is said that ashwagandha has no side effects, but there are some adverse effects have been observed in some people durinf case studies.

Possible side effects of ashwagandha

● Slight elevation of body temperature after one week of use

●Drowsiness, is ashwagandha is not taken with meal

● Flatulence, after taking ashwagandha along with antacids

● Irritation in the gastrointestinal system

● Development of small lesions and inflammation

● Vascular congestion

● Kidney damage

● Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

● heaviness in the abdomen

● Aggravation of autoimmune diseases

● Lowering blood sugar levels, especially in diabetics

To sum up, if you take long term and large dosage of ashwagandha, you have the risk of Kidney Failure. You should consult your doctor about the dosage that is right for you. Caution is the key.

What is the natural treatment for you?

I recommend you take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy that is created from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). However, unlike other oral herbs, this therapy is an external application so it is more natural than other treatment. Besides, its benefits should not be ignored. The effective can promote the blood circulation and improve kidney function. That is to say, it can deal with your problem from the root.

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