Nature Gift: 7 Herbal Remedies For Kidney Failure


Kidneys are the organs in your body that play key role in functioning the body and helps to remove waste from your blood. Not only this, but also help to balance levels of electrolyte levels in the body, stimulating production of red blood cells and controlling blood pressure. Kidney failure occurs when your kidneys gradually or suddenly become unable to filter waste products from your blood and people with kidney failure require transplant or dialysis to stay alive.

7 Herbal Remedies For Kidney Failure


Astragalus also known as ‘Astragalus Membranaceous’ is an effective herb helping to treat your kidney failure because it contains alkolids, flavonoids, minerals, vitamins, zinc, copper and chlorine.

Flame Of The Forest

This beautiful red-flowered tree is recommended by herbalists as a herbal remedy for painful urination.The flowers of the tree are used for treating hepatic disorders. The herb helps to remove excess water from the body and helps the kidney in the excretion process.


Dandelion is a popular and excellent herb containing essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and diuretic properties, which helps to promote kidney health, thereby helping to treat your kidney failure. Dandelion leaves have been traditionally useful to increase urine production and excretion but you can also choose for dandelion capsules available in all stores. Standard dose of dandelion is 1 capsule per day, which is to be taken for 3 to 4 days.

Red Sandalwood

Patients having kidney failure have over the years taken respite in the curing effect of Red Sandalwood (Santalum album).This is a natural diuretic that helps to remove excess water as urine, from the body. Apart from anti-microbial activity, this herb also has a cooling effect on the urinary tract and hence acts as a urinary alkaliser.

Green Tea

The fresh green leaves of the tea plant contains plant oxidants called polyphenols and is found to inhibit formation of kidney stones.Regular intake of green tea(Camellia sinensis) is recommended as it has anti-inflammatory, astringent as well as diuretic properties that significantly help in maintaining healthy kidneys.


Rhubarb also known as ‘Rheum Officinalis’ is a perennial herb used for centuries to cure numerous health conditions including kidney failure. It contains astringent, cathartic and antioxidants that is useful in protecting kidneys during the initial phases of kidney failure. Rhubarb also helps in managing diabetes- related kidney damage as this herb helps to regulate triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels and reduces blood sugar levels.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is an excellent herb showing promise fight against diabetes and diabetes related conditions such as blood vessels and kidney failure. It is rich in antioxidants helping your kidneys to function better and knocking out free radicals.

Milk thistle helps to detoxify chemicals entering our body from alcohol consumption, environmental sources and medications, which are all the main reasons causing kidney failure. Silymarin, a substance in milk thistle concentrates in the kidney cells to repair and regenerate by increasing proteins and nucleic acid as much by 30 percent to protect from damaging kidneys.

Milk thistle is one of the best herbs helping to treat kidney failure and can be ingest-able in form of fluid extract. Herbs like licorice, horsetail, wheat-grass, flax-seed, green tea, hawthorn and parsley also help to treat kidney failure.


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Phyllis Bentley
I have 12 years’ experience in the medical industry. As a freelance writer, I have written a number of articles which have been published in highly read publications. I have a strong knowledge base in a range of medical and wellness topics and in the business of health care.
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