Ayurvedic management of kidney failure

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years.It encompasses all degrees of decreased renal functions that gradually lead to permanent kidney failure. Apparently, chronic kidney disease often goes unattended until it enters a well-advanced stage (80% loss of kidney function).

Anyone can develop kidney failure (CKF) but you are at a higher risk if you

*Have diabetes
*Have high blood pressure
*Have a history of kidney disease in family
*Over 60 years old


Most people do not have severe symptoms until the disease gets worse. However, major symptoms of CKD include:

  • Swelling in feet and ankles
  • Puffiness around your eyes, especially in the morning
  • Low energy
  • Hazy thinking
  • Need to urinate more often, especially at night
  • Less appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Having dry, itchy skin

The Ayurvedic Concept of kidney failure (CKF):

According to Ayurveda, the kidneys are made up of the “Rakta” and “Meda” dhatus. Treating these two dhatus is also an effective way to treat the kidneys. Ayurveda provides leads through its holistic line of management by incorporating dietary and lifestyle invention and bio-balancing effects of Ayurvedic drugs.

The advantage of using Ayurvedic medicines in kidney failure is that in most patients the kidney damage can be either partly or fully reversed, the frequency of dialysis can be reduced or spaced and the increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases can be significantly reduced.

The Ayurvedic treatment of chronic renal failure is based on three principles:

  • Treating the damaged kidneys
  • Treating the body tissues (dhatus) which make up the kidneys and Treating the known cause

Ayurvedic herbs for kidney failure:

Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris): – – Gokshura, enhances the detoxification of the kidneys & lowers down the serum creatinine levels in kidney disease.
Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa): – It can naturally maintain the homeostatic balance of body fluids by removing wastes out of the body. It also helps in reducing blood pressure naturally.

Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera)- Apamarga helps to treat urine retention. Cleansing action of this herb helps to remove harmful impurities, free radicals, waste material and fight the infections.

Varun (Crataeva nurvala)-Varun decreases the urinary pH toward acidic. The diuretic action of this drug results in metabolic correction of the serum and urinary electrolyte levels

Regular use of these herbs gives wonderful results in kidney failure without any harm to other body cells and naturally deals with various underlying symptoms of kidney disease.Yamuna Pharmacy offers effective and natural treatment to manage kidney failure in form of Ayurvedic formulations ZAPP syrup and ZAPP tablet which is a combination of all the above mentioned herbs in Ayurveda by acting as a natural diuretic and detoxifier and maintain optimum kidney health by flushing out toxins from the kidneys. This kidney re-energizing natural formulation package supports a healthy, unobstructed urinary tract functioning and soothes the urinary system. Zapp syrup/tablet rejuvenate kidneys by maintaining healthy urinary system by smooth elimination of toxins from kidneys and thus cleansing the urinary system.

Besides medicines, kidney failure management also requires to make healthy alterations and moderations in your lifestyle by staying away from drinks such as coffee and alcoholic beverages. It is advised to avoid fatty foods with high content of carbohydrates and to do light exercises for better results.Besides Yoga & Pranayaam are ancient Indian science of breathing controls that have been coordinated with specific muscle movements and tensions in body. These Yogic practices have mysterious power to soothe and revitalize our body and mind. Some yoga asanas like Bhujangasana (Cobra pose),Ardha- Matsyendrasana (Sitting in half spinal twist),Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend) have marvellous effects for improving the health of kidneys.

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