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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Alternative Treatment For Kidney Failure

kidney failure

Kidneys are the bean shaped organs that remove the waste products from blood. Nowadays kidney problems are increasing day by day. Kidney failure is one of the most common problem. Now we will discuss common causes and symptoms of kidney failure and herbal treatment for kidney failure in this article.

Kidney failure is also known as renal failure. It is a medical condition in which kidneys are unable to remove waste products from body. Kidney failure is of two types that is acute and chronic kidney failure.

What are the symptoms?

  • Fluid retention in body causing swelling in hands, legs, feet, ankles.
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue.

Causes of kidney failure

  • Diseased conditions like heart attack, diabetes, liver failure.
  • Intake of alcohol.
  • Accumulation of toxins
  • Some medications like antibiotics, dyes used during imaging tests, drugs used to treat osteoporosis.

Ayurvedic view of kidney failure

In Ayurveda, imbalance of any of three energies (vata, pitta and kapha) results in health complications. According to ayurveda kidneys are made up of rakta and meda dhatus (blood and fat tissues). So diseases caused by any of these dhatus may affect kidneys and cause kidney failure as in the case of madumeha (diabetes). In ayurveda kidney failure is known as disease of Mutravaha srotas. Kidney failure occurs due to imbalance of kapha and vata doshas. Kapha imbalance is responsible for blockage of srotas (small channels) whereas imbalance of vata leads to destruction of kidney structure.


At present number of ways are there to treat kidney failure. In modern science, kidney transplant is also done to treat kidney failure. But another way to tackle this problem is by herbal treatment.

Ayurvedic/ Herbal treatment for kidney failure

Ayurvedic treatment mainly focus on strengthening of kidneys, restoring its function and improve their filtration capacity. It will also reduce the need of dialysis.

There are number of herbs present which is alternative treatment for kidney failure like Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri) etc.

There are some herbs which are explained below

1. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

It is a natural antioxidant which helps to remove toxins from body and it provide immunity and strength to the body. It helps in blood related problems. It helps to clean intestine and also control blood sugar. It has anti pyretic, cardio tonic, anti-diabetic, gastrointestinal properties also. It is used in Punarnava mandoor tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

2. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)

It is commonly known as hogweed and belongs to family Nyctaginaceae. It is naïve to India, Southern United States. It has wonderful action on kidney failure. It has diuretic property which increases renal blood flow. It has clear action on excess kapha which is responsible for accumulation of fluid in body that leads to formation of toxins. It is useful in swelling of joints because of kapha imbalance. It is very effective in urinary infection. It is used in formulation of Rencure formula and Punarnava mandur tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

3. Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

It is wonderful diuretic and herbal tonic for urinary system. It helps to enhance the immunity, strength and stamina in body. It is used in Rencure formula and Varunadi vati of Planet Ayurveda.

4. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

It is an ancient Indian herb which has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. It contains constituent named as curcumin which has anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic properties. It is used in various type of inflammation, infection and allergies. It has power to fight against toxins. It is used in formulation of Punarnava mandoor tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

5. Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri)

It contains alkaloids, rutins, lignans and corilagins. It has wide range of medicinal properties. It is effective against both liver and kidney related problems. It is effective diuretic. It is important ingredient of Mutrakrichantak Churna of Planet Ayurveda.

6. Varun (Crateva nurvala)

It is an excellent herb used in kidney ailments. It is also effective against urinary tract infection and swelling because of fluid retention. It is important constituent of Varunadi vati of Planet Ayurveda.

7. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

It is an herb used as anti-inflammatory properties which is used to reduce swelling and in ulcers also. It is one of the component of Punarnava mandoor tablets of Planet Ayurveda.

8. Pippali (Piper longum)

It is natural herb which helps in various health issues. It pacifies vata and kapha doshas which is responsible for kidney disorders. It is one of the ingredient of Punarnava mandoor of Planet Ayurveda.

9. Shuddha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

This is pure natural extract (resin) which is important ingredient of varunadi vati. It is useful in kidney diseases.

10. Maricha (Piper nigrum)

It is useful herbal remedy to reduce swelling and inflammation.

11. Kaasni (Chicorium intybus)

It is common plant known as Chicory which is useful in acute and chronic kidney failure. It is known to increase the secretion of urine. It is one the component of Mutrakrichantak churna.


These herbs are used in various disease condition like renal failure. It provides a good alternative to kidney failure treatment. It also helps to reduce the events of dialysis. These herbs can be used in different formulation Punarnava, phyllanthus niruri, kaasni which are ingredients of Mutrakrichantak churna, it is very effective formulation which helps to improve kidney function. Gokshur, Varun, Palaash these are the ingredients of Rencure formula capsules. Gokshur, Varun, punarnava which are ingredients of varunadi vati. If it is not effective alone then these can be taken in combination with Punarnava mandoor.

All these products can be taken in form of Revive Kidneys Pack. It is wonderful herbal treatment for kidney failure provided by Planet Ayurveda. It has positive results in kidney failure.

Planet Ayurveda's Revive Kidneys Pack

Planet Ayurveda's Revive Kidneys Pack is a complete solution to all the types of problems associated with Kidneys. Our Revive Kidneys Pack provides complete solution to people who suffer from other problems that can affect their kidney functioning at a later stage. We at Planet Ayurveda offer you a wide range of herbal supplements that take care of your health and life. Our formulations are 100% herbal and prepared after passing through a series of effective and stringent tests that assure their quality.



  • Mutrakrichantak Churna - 1 Teaspoonful twice daily warm with water and for best result Boil 1 Teaspoonful in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. Filter the preparation with a regular tea strainer and drink. You should use this once in morning 45min. after breakfast and similarly in evening 45min. after dinner. Prepare fresh every time as per this.
  • Rencure Formula - 2 Capsules, twice daily with warm water after meals.
  • Punarnava Mandur - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals.
  • Varunadi Vati - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with warm water after meals.
  • Chandanadi Vati - 2 Tablets, twice daily with warm water after meals.


  1. Thanks for sharing this information, really beneficial for kidney patients.

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