The real functions of herbs for kidney


Are kidney diseases curable? Western medical says "No". Dialysis is the final outcome for kidney patient. But Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM says "Yes". Kidney can be strengthened with the correct herbs for kidney.

However, both medical theories view kidney as different thing. Isn't kidney is just a... kidney?


Western medical kidney

In western medical, kidney is a fist sized organ located at the back of your stomach. Each kidney contains approximately 1 million kidney cells. These cells absorb back nutrients from the blood and leave some water together with waste materials out as urine.

So for western medical theory, herbs for kidney strengthen kidney functions to improve:

  • Acute kidney infection (inflammation)
  • Chronic kidney infection
  • Last stage kidney infection

Herbs for kidney also improve diseases associated with the weakening of this vital organ such as:

  • High uric acid (Gout)
  • Protein in urine
  • Weak immune system


TCM kidney

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM regards kidney as energy or meridian lines that pass through kidney and other body parts. According to TCM, kidney stores 3 kinds of energy:

  • Prenatal energy
  • Postnatal energy
  • Energy of the five main organs (heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney)

Kidney is regarded as the foundation of "yin" (negative) and "yang" (positive) energy for the five main organs. It supports and affects the functions of:

  • Bone
  • Teeth
  • Ear
  • Hair
  • Brain
  • Waist (back)


Herbs for Kidney functions

With these TCM kidney functions, let's see what herbs for kidney can help to improve common health problems. Firstly, herbs for kidney enhance prenatal energy stored in kidney. Therefore, it improves:

  • Slow or retarded child growth (eg: small sized and skinny children)
  • Children with poor appetite
  • Children with bedwetting problem

By enhancing kidney's postnatal energy, these herbs improve health conditions caused by aging especially during menopause stage of men and women.

Kidney stores energy of the five organs. It acts as the "yin yang" foundation for those organs. Therefore, herbs that strengthen kidney energy can improve diseases associated with the five organs especially:

  • Asthma (lung)
  • Hardening of liver
  • Liver cancer

Lastly, herbs for kidney can improve health conditions such as:

  • Bone spur and osteoporosis
  • Teeth problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Hair loss
  • Brain disease (eg: stroke, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease)
  • Backache
  • Weak leg
  • Afraid of cold
  • Frequent urination


Limitation of herbs for kidney

Kidney cells that have died cannot be revived. Herbs can only strengthen the functions of remaining kidney cells, preventing further damage. That's why it is impossible to treat a dialysis patient because their kidney has seriously contracted.

However, there is still some hope for patient that is near to having dialysis. These are usually patients with the following indicators in their medical report:

  • High Creatinine in blood
  • High Urea in blood
  • Protein existence in urine (urine with bubbles that won't disperse)


The truth of kidney functions report

If medical report shows your kidney functions are okay, does it mean it's completely healthy? Well, not really.

If both your kidney has contracted to half (half of the cells died), your report will still show a normal kidney function. The half kidney can still handle the capacity to filter all your blood. That's why some people donate one kidney and still live normally.

But when your kidneys are left with around 20% to 30% of the original cells, your medical report starts to show abnormal indicators. Usually, it's too late and you will need to undergo a torturing treatment - dialysis.

So, please aware that medical report only provides indicators for reference.


Kidney disease symptoms & causes

You must suspect you have weaker kidney when you experience the following symptoms:

  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Frequent urinating even when sleeping
  • Pain at waist (back)
  • Urine with too much bubble
  • Weak leg

Kidney diseases are associated with the following factors:

  • Eat too much salty food (burden to kidney, heart and blood vessel)
  • Eat too much meat and seafood
  • Drink less water
  • Long term medication of antibiotics, pain killers, steroids, etc. (toxics)
  • High blood pressure (damage kidney blood vessels)
  • Diabetes
  • Always angry and stressful
  • SLE – lupus (auto immune reaction)
  • Often untreated sore throat (inflammation)
  • Often refrain from urinating
  • Prostate enlargement in men

Once you know the causes, you should know how to prevent it.


A torturing disease

Kidney disease is a very torturing disease. For patients with high blood pressure and diabetes, they can go anywhere they like provided they take medications on time.

But for patients undergoing dialysis, they cannot go anywhere they like. They need to go for dialysis 3 to 4 times per week. One session usually lasts for 4 hours. They cannot even drink too much water.

So, kidney care is extremely important. How to strengthen your kidney with natural food and herbs?


Strengthening kidney naturally

Besides herbs for kidney, there are some foods that can improve kidney energy such as black bean and black sesame. Ganoderma Lucidum as herb for kidney certainly help to improve its functions too.

Ganoderma Lucidum's Nucleic Acid strengthens kidney to neutralize toxic, reduces protein in urine and breaks down cholesterol.

However, according to ancient Chinese medical classics, the most potent herbs for kidney is Cordyceps Sinensis (Dong Chong Xia Cao). It's a type of precious fungus grown in China with high medicinal values.

For better effects, take Ganoderma Lucidum and Cordyceps Sinensis together as they support each other to improve kidney function.


Learn how to choose the better Ganoderma extract for kidney

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