Herbal Medicine

Golden Rod… a Golden Herb for Urinary Tract Infections!

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are no joke. Not only are they incredibly uncomfortable but they can also lead to kidney damage. If you’ve experienced a UTI yourself I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the burning, pain and the constant feeling like you have to ’go’. Natural medicines are extremely well placed when it comes to treating …

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Everything You Need To Know About Tienchi Ginseng

For thousands of years, health practitioners in China have relied on Tienchi ginseng to treat and support recovery from a wide range of health conditions. This traditional herb is so revered that the 1578 Compendium of Materia Medica (the most complete and comprehensive medical book ever written in the history of Traditional Chinese medicine) referred …

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Astragalus and Chronic Kidney Disease

Astragalus and its Role in Chronic Kidney Disease

Astragalus membranaceus (also called Huang Qi or milk vetch) is a plant native to Asia and is considered to be one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has a long history as an immune system booster and is one of the most widely used herbs in TCM for treating kidney …

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IgA Nephropathy and CKD and Renal failure

What Is IgA Nephropathy & How Can We Treat It?

IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune condition also known as Berger’s disease, is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in the world and can result in progression to kidney failure/end-stage renal disease in some people. Thankfully, natural medicine offers a number of resources when it comes to treating IgA nephropathy and protecting the kidneys from damage. Read on …

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Rehmannia and renal disease, diabetes, stem cells, kidney health

Rehmannia… Angiotensin II, Diabetes, Stem Cells & More!

Rehmannia is capable of slowing down or halting the progression of kidney disease when used in the early stages of renal failure. This herb targets the kidneys directly, so it is considered very useful, especially for improving the strength of the still working aspects of the kidney. Let’s have a look at the actions of …

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Dan Shen… The Most Amazing Kidney Herb?

I don’t think we can discuss beneficial herbs for kidney disease without mentioning Dan Shen. Its unique benefits mean it’s well placed for use in kidney disease regardless of the cause with a particular affinity for the heart and blood vessels. Read on to find out more about one of our favourite herbs!  Introducing Dan …

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Preventing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections – Naturally

Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are one of those annoying and embarrassing things that people don’t really like to talk about too much, but they are surprisingly common. In fact they are estimated to affect around 150 million people worldwide every year! I would like to discuss how to prevent UTIs because as well as …

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The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Chronic Renal Failure (Part 2)

This article is a continuation of my previous article entitled The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Chronic Renal Failure (Part 1), in this article I continue where I left off and detail letters N through to Z. Enjoy… N is for Natural Treatments Ahhh my favourite topic! I LOVE natural medicines; there is something …

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7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Asparagus To Halt Your Kidney Disease

Asparagus has been used as a medicinal food/herb since before the time of Christ; even its botanical name points to this, Asparagus officinalis. Officinalis is given in acknowledgment to its “official” use as a therapeutic herb. This highly sought after and valued herb is native to both European and Asian cultures; and this is shown …

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