Burdock root and kidney health
Burdock root has always been related to kidney health and used to deal with kidney disease for several thousands of years. For CKD patients, burdock root is very suitable for them to relieve their disease condition.
Due to its rich content in protein, iron, carotene, dietary fibre, phosphorus synanthrin etc, it is however understandable that burdock root has some obvious health benefits for so many people.This root has a high medical and edible value, because of its great nutrition structure. . It can be consumed as herbal medicine or herbal tea.
Importance and benefits of burdock root
Improve kidney function
People with insufficient kidney functions may benefit a lot from using burdock root. The most important benefit of burdock root is that it helps fight against the kidney disease, prevent protein leakage and improve anti- complement activity. This however means that burdock root can help reduce the build up of lgA nephropathy (also known as Berger’s disease). Claims have been made over the years about the specific substance that is found in burdock root that can help improve kidney function.
Burdock root also help in lowering blood pressure. It was said that the Arctiin in this root has the property of expanding blood vessels, thereby reducing pressure against vascular walls. This root also contain rich protein that can help soften blood vessels and separate sodium from cells. This means that more sodium can be eliminated from the body, hence lower the blood pressure.
Red blood cells
Patients with kidney failure or insufficient are likely to suffer from anemia. When kidneys are damaged or diseased, they make less Erythropoietin and this result in the bone marrows making fewer red blood cells, thereby causing anemia. This root contains high percentage of iron. Iron helps produce blood.
Burdock root contains a natural dietary fiber called insulin which can be used to lower cholesterol, promote bowels movement, and reduce the accumulation of toxin and waste in the body. It is highly recommended in food therapy for constipation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Other herbs that can help treat kidney disease includes
Which has been known for several centuries of its anti-bacteria properties. It can help improve kidney function due to the rich minerals and vitamins it contains.
Angelica and astragalus root
Can help prevent and protect renal tissues from being damage due to lack of blood and oxygen. It can also enhance the recovery of renal tissues and functions. Due to its side effect, it is of great importance that these roots should not be taken without proper consultation with professional practitioners.