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Can Ayurveda Help Treat Kidney Failure?

By on March 8, 2017

Kidney failure is also known as renal insufficiency. It is a disorder in which a person’s kidneys suddenly become incapable of removing waste products and toxins from the blood.

The kidneys lose their ability to eliminate unwanted materials and help balance fluids, electrolytes and control production of red blood cells in the body. These problems occur instantaneously and within a small period of time. The symptoms are difficult to identify.

An artificial procedure–kidney dialysis–is implemented to perform all the functions that was done naturally by the kidneys. Kidney dialysis expels harmful toxins from the bloodstream and maintains a proper level of beneficial fluids and enzymes in the body.

There are treatments for kidney failure in Ayurveda with successful results.

Causes of Kidney Failure:

  • Reduced flow of blood to the kidneys
  • Acute dehydration
  • Chronic burns
  • Liver malfunction
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Intake of medicines for controlling blood pressure
  • Prolonged use of antibiotics and painkillers
  • Blood loss from the body
  • Any type of infection
  • Kidneys injured due to physical damage
  • When the urine drainage tube gets blocked. This blockage leads to difficulties in elimination of wastes products from the body in the form of urine.

Symptoms of Kidney Failure:

  • A person experiences change in taste. One feels metallic taste or ammonia smell in the breath.
  • Reluctance to consume protein rich foods such as kidney beans, oats, meat, eggs, dairy products
  • Shivering sensation
  • Increased or decreased urination
  • Observing blood in the urine
  • Urine has foams or bubbles due to protein in it
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Mental confusion
  • Difficulty while concentrating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in body and itching problems
  • Shortened breath
  • Swelling in facial region, arms and legs

Herbs for Kidney Failure:

Ayurveda explains many herbal treatments for kidney failure. Although there is no satisfactory treatment in allopathic science other than dialysis and kidney transplant, Ayurveda has a lot of herbs for kidney failure which work quite well. Let’s have a look on important few.

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

Due to its anti-inflammatory nature it is considered good for treating kidney failure. It cures swelling in the feet and around the joints effectively. It reduces accumulation of fluid in the feet region and improves appetite.

This beautiful herb Punarnava helps to boost balanced fluid levels in the cells to aid in healthy urine flow. Regular use of this herb revitalizes the whole body.

Kaasni (Cichorium intybus)

Kaasni is the best remedy for all kinds of kidney disorders. It is also recommended to heal respiratory problems. It prevents chronic constipation and increases hemoglobin. It is a rich source of Vitamin A and improves eyesight. It is the best herb to deal with kidney failure complications related to respiratory system. It acts very well as an anti-inflammatory.

Varun (Crataeva nurvala)

The powerful effect of varun cures kidney failure from its root. It provides strength to the urinary tract and prostate function. This herb is effective in treatment of chronic migraines, kidney stones, intestinal worms, intestinal bleeding, renal calculi and more.

Lupeol present in varun deactivates the enzyme glycolate oxidase and reduces the body’s construction of oxalate, which (combining with calcium) forms kidney stones.

Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)

Gokshur gives remarkable relief from all kinds of urinary problems related to kidney failure. It also helps in successful curing of renal infections and chronic urinary discharges. It enhances a person’s immunity power and capability to fight against foreign bodies effectively.

Palaash (Butea monosperma)

Palaash is the best Ayurvedic herb for functioning of kidneys. It boosts low liver function, which can be the cause for kidney failure. It acts as an antiseptic and helps one to get rid of intestinal infections, worm infestations, intestinal parasites, etc. Thus, it is beneficial in eradicating symptoms of kidney failure.

Palaash leaves are very useful in successfully healing diarrhea, cold, dysentery and sore throat. It efficiently controls diabetes by reducing blood sugar. It is a great remedy for bones and fractures.

Rakt Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus)

Raky Chandan gives a person relief from several kinds of serious infections. It heals wounds and prevents bleeding. This makes it beneficial for people suffering from kidney failure. This herb has been known for its medicinal and cosmetic uses. It works well for any type of skin problems, acne, infections and wounds.

Home Remedies for Kidney Failure:

  • Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. But in end stage or so, fluid intake has to be limited to avoid extra burden on kidneys. Water has unique dissolving properties that dilute the urine, and this dilution prevents the formation of clusters of minerals and salts (stones) in the body.
  • Eat less non-vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian food has a high amount of animal protein, which can increase the formation of kidney stones in the body and puts pressure on organs. It has been found that people who eat vegetarian foods are less prone to the risk of kidney failure than ones who eat non-vegetarian food. So, encourage consumption of vegetarian diet.
  • Prefer herbal tea. Nettle leaf tea is the best for kidney patients. Tea prepared of coriander, thyme and fennel seeds is the best home remedy for nausea and vomiting, which is a very common complication in kidney failure.
  • Boiled diet is highly recommended, or make use of olive oil in cooking.
  • Eat less at a time and avoid taking 2 to 3 heavy meals in a day.
  • One can have cauliflower, ash gourd, radish, bottle gourd, bell peppers, apples, papaya, pears, etc.
  • Limit the intake of dried beans, mushroom, potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, apricots, etc.
  • Limit the intake of all dairy products.
  • Avoid or limit the intake of protein and potassium-rich fruits and other foods,so exclude all citrus fruits.
  • Coconut water and aloe vera are good to have to detoxify the body.
  • Basil or Tulsi is good to have to enhance immune system. Chew fresh leaves of basil every morning on an empty stomach.
  • Say no to smoking. Smoking harms and damages kidneys. So for good health of kidneys, one should quit smoking and chewing tobacco.



About Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic practitioner based in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Website - WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM



    girish thengal

    July 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

    sir iam 45 yrs old weight about 67 kgs and height 5 feet 7 inch suffering ckd and under dialysis since 2 yrs i am not in diabetic but high blood pressure and hypertension.i am from chhatisgarh please advice me.



    May 11, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Can I use coriender juice for kidney failure n how to take punarnava



    May 11, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Can I can coriender juice n hw to take punarnava, im kidney failure patient plz reply.



    May 30, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    hello doctor im prabhudas aged 60 .im suffering from kidney failure disease ,my serumcreatinine level got up to 8.5. the treating doctor advised me to undergo dialysis .pleae give me your valuable suggestion and medication


    Manmohan Singh

    September 2, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Dear sir my brother got renal transplant 4years back but now his creatinine is up to 9 doctor suggested him for again transplant.please suggest me any medicine sothat his creatinine level come down.



    September 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Have you seen patients kidneys becoming better after they have gone down to 10,% and the patient has been put on dialysis.

    • Dr. Vikram Chauhan

      March 16, 2017 at 2:37 am

      Well, herbs can reverse urea and creatinine, also improve GFR but depends so many factors like herbs response, patient’s body absorption, genetic constitution etc. WE can get to know results after 1 or 2 months.



    September 28, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Sir ,my wife is ckd patient her creatine is 7.6.urea 124.not on dialysis I used punarnava leaves decoction for 20 she is having severe this because of this decoction.i stopped this cold because of this kindly answer me


    Karma Ayurveda

    October 8, 2016 at 12:04 am

    ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure

    The good news is that there are many natural remedies available to provide relief from both kidneys. Karma Ayurveda is one of the leading company which provides kidney treatment and reduced the swelling and rejuvenate the kidney treatment under the supervision of Dr. Puneet Dhawan. Check out more details here:
    See more videos on Youtube channel:



    November 6, 2016 at 3:48 am

    My grandfather is ckd patient.he got cold to treat it.please provide me help.



    January 14, 2017 at 4:11 am

    I need medicine to Dave my mother also avoid dialysis she is a diabetic her kidney s functions very low


    tanuja rajpu

    January 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    sir mere father ki age 70 years hai unka cretenine 8.6 b.u 91 hai patanjli medicin le rahe hai b.u.abhi bhi bdh raha hai kya kre



    February 1, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hello Doctor, my sister (age 33, wt 40 kg) is recently diagnosed with bilateral renal parenchyma. Her creatinine level was 6 and Blood urea nitrogen was 78 in Nov-16. Now that she has taken some medicines, her creatinine level is 4.5 and blood urea nitrogen is 52 on 19-Jan-2017. Could you please advise us whether her kidneys can be revived with Ayurvedic medicines and what medicine to take? Thank you very much.



    February 6, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Karma Ayurveda is the definitive Ayurvedic clinic that is ideal in treatment of the patient through Ayurvedic medications and balance diet plans. The patient suffering from renal kidney failure can also recover without the protocol of kidney Dialysis and kidney Transplant easily. See more information here:



    February 10, 2017 at 7:27 am

    How do these products differ from patanjali products?

    • Dr. Vikram Chauhan

      March 16, 2017 at 2:46 am

      We have pure extracts of herbs in capsules which are actually working and you can see excellent results after 1 or 2 months.


    Debabrata Mondal

    March 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Dear Concern,
    My wife aged 26 yrs. suffering ckd 5 and under weekly 2 dialysis since 4 months. I am not in diabetic but now a days I am suffering from high blood pressure (average 100/150). Doctor has suggest for transplant. We want to go through Ayurvedic treatment. We are from Burdwa, West Bengal. Please advice us.


    Debabrata Mondal

    March 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Dear Concern,
    My wife aged 26 yrs. suffering ckd 5 and under weekly 2 dialysis since 4 months. I am not in diabetic but now a days I am suffering from high blood pressure (average 100/150). Doctor has suggest for transplant. We want to go through Ayurvedic treatment. We are from Burdwa, West Bengal. Could you please advise us whether her kidneys can be revived with Ayurvedic medicines and what medicine to take? Thank you very much.


    Braham Prakash

    March 19, 2017 at 6:32 am

    I have Iga Nephropathy. Creatine is 1.14 and urea is 67 at present. I am looking Wight. In last 6 months lost 10 kg body wieght


    sheeja paulos

    March 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Awesome Blog!!! The information about kidney failure is really helpful for me. because my husband is having the kidney problem. Ayurvedic treatment is always better. Thank you for sharing…



    March 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Hello Dr. Vikram Chauhan,
    My mother (age 60) is currently a CKD patient. We have tried homeopathy (from many clinics) but no result whatsoever. Currently her urea is 160 and serum creatinine is around 7. Our nephrologist has very strongly advised not to use Ayurvedic medicines due to heavy metals being present in ayurvedic and unani medicines (however he did let us try homeopathy in case if we want to, however he said he doesnt believe in homeopathy either). Big question I have is, does you auyuvedic medicines which you have referred here “Kidney Revival pack” contains any heavy metals (or even the traces of it)?? For this reason, I have bought the punarnava dried root from the market (instead of punarnava capsules which is readily available on the internet to be sure that atleast the punarnava which she is using doesnt have any heavy metals not even in traces).
    So my question is :
    (a) Does your medicine “Kidney Revival Pack” has any traces of heavy metals??
    (b) Usually manufacturer of ayurvedic medicines do not mention any heavy metals on the ingredient list and eventually majority of the ayurvedic medicines not only have heavy metals but it even more than the desired limit. Is there a way I can be sure that “Kidney Revival Pack” doesnt have heavy metals not even in traces.

    Please help.

    Many many thanks for your valuable time sir.


    tintu jayan

    March 27, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Hello Dr. vikram,
    MY Husband is 31 year old, he recently diagnosed one kidney failure, his right kidney is fully working and left kidney is working only 5%,creatinine level is 0.7,left kidney size is 6*2,he has high blood pressure.allopathy doctor advised him no need to take any medications.Could you please advise us whether his kidneys can be revived through ayurvedic medicine.



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    Mangal ubale

    April 26, 2017 at 4:37 am

    My brother lost both kidneys doctor advice that last option is kidney transplant his creatinine is 8.8 so please advise that what is the correct transplant or other treatment i am very thankful for your seggestion


    Mangal ubale

    April 26, 2017 at 4:39 am

    My brother lost both kidneys doctor advice that last option is kidney transplant his creatinine is 8.8 so please advise that what is the correct transplant or other treatment i am very thankful for your suggestion

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