Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs for Kidney Failure and Renal Calculi
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava is commonly called ‘hogweed’ and it is very useful herbal diuretic. It induces micturition and relieves painful micturition
Varun (Crataeva nurvala): Commonly known as ‘Caper’ is a used in Ayurveda for urinary tract infections and to break down renal stones. It is very effective for obstruction in urinary tract and helps in removing the renal stones.
Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris): Tribulus terrestris is used as a diuretic and herbal tonic for genitor-urinary system. It is sold as a power and stamina enhancer all around the world. It also increases the sperm count and sexual vigor and stamina. It clears away the obstruction in the urinary tract and is also act as anti-infective.
Rakt Chandan (P. santalinus- Red Sandalwood): Rakt Chandan is diuretic and anti-infective. It acts like a cooling agent in the urinary tract and is a urinary alkaliser.
Palaash (Butea monosperma): Also known as “flame of the forest” this beautiful red flowered tree is very useful for kidney problems. It is a urinary alkaliser and also relieves painful micturition.
Kaasni (Cichorium intybus): This is a very common weed and is commonly called ‘Chicory’. It is a very good alkaliser and also gives strength to the kidneys. Kaasni is used in Ayurveda for its benefits in acute and chronic kidney failure.