What is Creatinine
Creatinine is a waste product, produced by an amino acid, known as Creatine. It is present in our bloodstream and is removed by the kidneys. Creatinine levels mainly tell us that our kidneys are healthy and are functioning properly. High Creatinine levels indicate a danger to our kidneys.
Anatomy of Kidneys
Kidneys are bean-shaped organs, present behind the belly, below ribs and on either side of the spine. These are two in number and each kidney is approximately the size of a large fist and is about 4 or 5 inches long.
Functions of the Kidney
The main function of the Kidney is to filter the blood. Kidney helps to balance the body fluids, keeps the right levels of electrolytes and also helps to remove wastes from the body.
Kidney failure or renal failure occurs due to high Creatinine levels in the blood. Kidney failure is the stage where your kidneys become unable to remove the waste from the blood and fails to control the fluid level in the body, in other words, your kidney has stopped functioning properly. It can be acute or chronic.
1.Acute kidney failure
The word acute means sudden. Acute kidney failure occurs suddenly and immediate treatment is needed for this.
2.Chronic kidney failure
The word Chronic means old or longstanding condition. Chronic kidney failure occurs over a prolonged period of time and ultimately leads to kidney failure.
Clinical features of Kidney failure
Swelling in the legs, foot, and ankles or it can be in any part of the body
- Frequency and urgency of urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Lack of concentration
Diagnosis of Kidney failure
Kidney failure can be diagnosed by the following tests
- Blood test (Glomerular Filteration Rate – GFR)
- Urine test (Glucose, Albumin, RBCs, WBCs)
- Ultrasound, X-Ray, C.T Scan
- Kidney Biopsy
Herbal remedies for Kidney failure
Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal treatment for renal failure in the form of Revive Kidneys Pack. All these herbal remedies are 100% pure, natural and vegetarian. They are not having any side effect and are safe to use for a prolonged period of time. Revive Kidneys Pack includes –
This is the best herbal remedy for managing renal failure and is available in the form of capsules.
Rencure formula is the combination of various herbs like
- Varun (Crataeva nurvala)
- Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris),
- Palaash (Butea monosperma),
- Kaasni (Cichorium intybus
- Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).
Ancient verse about Punarnava (Boerhaavia It is as follows
(Reference – Bhavprakash Nighantu Edition of 1998: Verse – 231-232, Page No. – 422-424)
Meaning – In this verse, the synonyms and properties of Punarnava have been explained.
Punarnava is of two types – Red Punarnava and White Punarnava. Red Punarnava has various synonyms -Kathillaka, Shilatika, Shothaghni, Raktapunarnava, Raktapushpa, and Vashketu. It is bitter in taste with cool in potency and mainly enhances Vata dosha. It manages Kapha and Pitta dosha related diseases and blood impurities.
White Punarnava has synonyms like – Dhigrpatrika, Punarnava, Shvetmula and Shothaghni. It is astringent and bitter in taste and is useful in managing Vata and Kapha diseases and anemia. It is very helpful in reducing inflammation, removes toxins from the body, and helps in promoting digestive fire.
Varun is very useful to keep our kidneys healthy, removes kidney stones and also very also useful in UTI infections. Gokshura acts as an anti-infective, is a good tonic for the urinary system and clears any obstruction in the urinary system. Palaash is very helpful in maintaining healthy liver functions and kidney functions help in controlling the blood sugar levels and is very useful to keep kidney healthy. Kaasni is very helpful in increasing RBCs count and helps in dealing with complications of kidney failure. Punarnava acts as a good diuretic.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking a meal.
This gives good results in managing renal failure. It is composed of various herbs like – Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Ferric oxide calx (Mandur Bhasm), etc.
It is useful to reduce urea and creatinine levels. Haridra is very useful to treat Ascites. Haridra has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic property. Amla helps to remove fluid accumulation and toxins from the body. Pippali helps in the proper functioning of Liver and Ferric oxide calx is a natural diuretic and also helps to increase RBCs count.
Dosage – 2 tablets thrice daily with plain water after taking a meal.
This herbal product is the best remedy for managing kidney failure and prepared by using various herbs like – Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) and shudha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul). Varun (Crataeva nurvala) kills the microorganism, which causes inflammation in the urethra and urinary bladder. It has anti-microbial properties and also helps to treat painful urination in renal failure patient Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) has strong analgesic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, which provides relief in renal failure patients.
Dosage – 2 Tablets, thrice daily with plain water after taking a meal.
Mutrakrichantak churna is the very effective herbal remedy to treat kidneys failure and is prepared by using various herbs like – Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Shirish (Albizzia lebbeck), etc. These herbs are very beneficial in treating kidney problems. Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) provides relief in swelling, inflammation of the urethra and urinary bladder occurring in the patients of renal failure. Kaasni (Cichorium intybus) acts as a good diuretic and eliminates toxins from the kidneys.
Dosage – 1 teaspoon twice daily with plain water after taking a meal.OR
Boil 1 teaspoon in 400ml water, until it remains 50-60ml and filter the preparation with a regular tea strainer and drink it. Use once in the morning, 45min. after breakfast and similarly in the evening, 45min. after dinner. Prepare a fresh one every time .
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.