Are you suffering from a kidney problem but can’t undergo medication because the prices of drugs are so high? Diuretics are drugs that help the body get rid of excess water and salt. They assist the kidneys to produce and excrete more urine. Diuretics are also helpful for patient having heart and liver disorders.
Many fruits and some vegetables contain natural diuretics. But sometimes buying fruits and vegetables are also impractical for they are expensive as well.
Here are some natural and effective substitutes for commercial diuretics. Most of which are readily available anywhere else in the world but more abundant in tropical and sub-tropical regions. And more importantly, most of them can be obtain free except for the last one.
Makahiya or Tickle Me or Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica)
Banaba Leaves (Lagerstroemia Speciosa)
Makahiya or Sensitive plant is a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched, re-opening within minutes. This species is sometimes considered a troublesome weed in tropical crops. This plant is most often grown as an indoor annual, but is also grown for groundcover. Medicinally speaking, every part of this plant are important most especially the roots. It is said to have a bitter and astringent taste, and has a history of use for the treatment of various ailments. Most commonly used is the root, but leaves, flowers, bark, and fruit can also be implemented. For treating kidney disorder, the plant is uprooted, the roots are wash and clean and put to boil in a pot of water. It is drink as a tea and as a substitute to water or liquid intake. Drinking boiled water of makahiya roots help eliminate kidney stones.
Banaba is a medicine plant used in treating kidney disorder because it is a natural diuretic. And it has been found out that it is also good for treatment of diabetes mellitus and obesity. Preparation is very easy, just boil some leaves of the tree in a pot of water for half an hour and drink it as a tea or (when already cold) as a substitute for water or liquid intake. It tastes good unlike other herbal plants that taste bitter. If the plant is not available in your area, Banaba Tea is available also at supermarkets and pharmacies. Drinking Banaba Tea is also known to be effective in losing weight.
Stigma from female corn flowers, known popularly as corn silk, are sold as herbal supplements. Corn silk is also an effective diuretic. Corn silks are boiled and drink as tea or as a substitute to water or liquid intake just like the banaba and makahiya.
What could be more beneficial than drinking the purest water on Earth? Coconut water is considered the purest and the best drinking water in the world. It gives us lots of health benefits and helps cure numerous diseases. It has been proven that drinking coconut water helps cure kidney disorders. As a mater of fact, it is now being widely used in dialysis treatment of patients suffering from kidney troubles.
When buying coconut, always choose the newly harvested one.
Base on the result of my urinalysis during our company’s annual medical check-up in November of the previous year, it was diagnosed that there are traces of crystals in my urine signifying I have kidney problems. So it was confirmed by then that the occasional swelling on my face and other parts of the body, although they’re not painful, and accompanied by periodic lower back pain, were symptoms of my having kidney problem.
Some medicine had been prescribed to me by the agency physician. After a week of taking medicine I decided to stop taking medicinal pill because I really don’t like the taste of it and its side effects. A friend of mine (which is a doctor) advice me to drink coconut water on a daily basis and alternate it with drinking boiled water of banaba leaves, makahiya roots and (if available) corn silk.
And so I did, after six months of continuous and alternately drinking these wonderful and natural medicines, it effectively eliminated all traces of crystals in my latest urinalysis. The swelling had disappeared and the lower back pain is gone as well.
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