[toc]Kidneys are one of the most vital organs of the human body and are responsible for eliminating waste matter, maintaining the salt balance and regulation of blood pressure. A disease in the kidney, also known as renal failure can occur due to several reasons such as exposure to toxins and pesticides, persistent and overuse of drugs and antibiotics and also as a side effect of other diseases. At the onset of this disease, problems such as dizziness, nausea, changes in the pattern of urine, back problems, oedema, and shortness of breath.
This disease needs to be treated immediately otherwise it may lead to serious complications or even death. Fortunately with timely interference there are several modes of treatments available especially natural cures that are effective as well. Natural cure for kidney disease are very convenient and highly effective. People who cannot afford high hospital bills prefer resorting to natural cure as this mode is highly effective also and quite easy on the pockets. Some of these natural cures are mentioned below.
Natural Cures For Kidney Disease
The juice of cranberry is a fantastic remedy for improvising the functioning of kidneys and also helps in keeping the sugar levels in check. It has the potential of increasing the acid levels of the urine by eliminating the bacteria present in it.
One can consume up to three glasses of this juice, however care should be taken to drink naturally prepared juice of cranberry and avoid the canned juice that is readily available in the market as they tend to contain artificial sweeteners that can be harmful for people suffering from kidney diseases.
People suffering from renal failure are unable to digest everything and so to enable the proper functioning of the kidney one should consult a dietician who will set a diet chart incorporating all the food that helps in rejuvenating and strengthening the kidneys such as papaya, legumes, watermelon, garlic, sprouts, bananas, etc. and ban the food that is difficult to digest such as whole grains, protein enriched food, beans, rajmah to name a few. They will also ensure that the patient eats at regular intervals and avoids unhealthy, junk and fried food.
Cold Hip Baths
A wonderful natural cure for any type of kidney disease is cold hip baths. It is not only very effective but is devoid of side effects as well. It involves immersing the hip of the patient in a tub of cold water for a period of 10 to 15 minutes daily. The tub should be partially filled with cold water in such a way that the hip can get completely immersed in the water without the water flowing out.
This works wonderfully in stimulating the kidneys. It enhances the production of urine and aids the smooth functioning of the kidneys. If the patient is not mobile then cold compress or wet packs are equally effective. This hip bath and cold compress is also very effective in lowering the oedema.
Another source of natural cure is herbs that can be taken after proper consultations with an herbalist. Barberry(Berberis Vulgaris) and Buchu (Agathosma betulina) are two potent herbs that are adept in curing kidney diseases such as kidney stones and diabetes or even enlarged spleen. These herbs have diuretic properties and regulate urine outflow.
They help the functioning of the kidney and are also antiseptic in nature. Ingredients like Schizandra chinensis, Polygonum multiflorum, Trigonella foenum-graecum present in these herbs works extremely well in rejuvenating and strengthening the kidney and its functioning. There are several ayurvedic herbs also which are equally beneficial in healing the disease of kidneys. Kaasni, Varun,tribulus terrestris or gokshur are a few of them that prevent the kidney from getting spoiled. However one should consult an ayurvedic practitioner before consuming it.
Another natural product that is instrumental in healing the kidney disease is Aloe Vera. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that stops the kidney disease in its tract and ensures protection from further damage. It strengthens the kidney and regular consumption ensures proper flushing out of toxins from it. The best way to consume it is by taking its stem and slicing it.
The gel that comes out can be consumed as it is. Two tablespoons or one fourth cup of this Aloe Vera gel is excellent for flushing out the toxins of the kidney. One can even take a piece of its stem, extract its juice and drink it as it will be as potent as the gel. Due to its growing popularity it is now accessible in the market and stores selling natural products.