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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.

Top Five Herbs for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-08-16 00:56

Top five herbs for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseTraditional Chinese Medicines have been so popular in the world that many people would like to take this kind of medicines to treat their kidney disease. This article is to give those who are with Polycystic Kidney Disease an introduction of Chinese herbs that are good for them.

Top five Chinese herbs for Polycystic Kidney Disease

1. Dandelion

The leaves, flowers, and roots of the plant are used medicinally. Dandelion is a diuretic, kidney cleanser so as to help discharge the metabolic wastes and toxins in the blood. It also contains a lot of nutrition including protein, fat, carbohydrate, trace elements, and vitamins, etc.

2. Uva ursi

Uva ursi is also called bearberry or rockberry. It is an herb that can help to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) which is a dominant complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease. With improper treatment, urinary tract infection may spread to the kidney, leading to worsening of illness condition. Uva ursi helps to avoid this condition by treating urinary tract infection. Besides, uva ursi also acts as a diuretic which is effective in controlling blood pressure and swelling caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

3. Thunder god vine

This herb shows some potent properties that have potential harmful effects on the body. In the clinical PKD study, this herb helps reduce cyst formation in the case compared to genetically similar one not taking the compound. Thereby, the use of this herb is very strict. Even though, thunder god vine is a good start for PKD treatment.

4. Garlic

According to clinical studies, garlic has antibacterial properties and has also been shown to be helpful for lowering high blood pressure. For people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, some of them may suffer from elevated blood pressure when illness condition develops to advanced stage. And a tight control of blood pressure will help to slow down illness progression, which means much for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

5. Corn silk

Corn silk is known to reduce water retention and edema. It also flushed the kidneys and works as a diuretic.

Before you use this Chinese herbs, you should consult your doctor in case of some interaction with other medicines. In addition, be cautious about the specific dosage. What’s more, you cannot only depend on certain herbs. A comprehensive treatment is better for you. Any questions, you can contact our doctor online or leave a message below.

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