Home Remedies for Kidney Failure

In the course of your recovery, your doctor may recommend certain self-care measures to ensure that your condition stays stable. Some home remedies for Kidney Failure include the following:

  • Eat foods that are low in potassium such as cabbage, carrots, grapes, strawberries, green beans and apples. Avoid high potassium foods such as spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, oranges and bananas.
  • Limit your daily intake of salt. Avoid eating canned soups, salty snacks, processed meats and fast foods.
  • Radish is known to help in case of kidney failure. Drinking a quarter liter of radish juice twice or thrice daily is helpful. However consult your doctor or dietician before making any changes to your diet.
The following herbs for Kidney Failure are known to be beneficial:

  • Milk Thistle: This flowering herb has been used since centuries to treat a variety of ailments such as liver diseases, high cholesterol, certain cancers and even kidney failure.
  • Astralagus: This herb is popular in Chinese medicine and is known to boost the body’s immunity against diseases. It has anti-inflammatory properties and serves as a natural diuretic which also protects kidney function.
  • Licorice Root: This herb is known to play an important role in detoxifying the body and is used to treat conditions such as chest congestion, constipation, prostate cancer, hepatitis and chronic kidney failure.
It is essential to consult your doctor before using any herbal remedies or supplements for kidney failure. 
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