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Poria Cocos: Herbal Medicine for Kidney Disease

2014-04-22 09:20

Poria Cocos: Herbal Medicine for Kidney DiseasePoria cocos, one traditional herbal medicine, has been used for a variety of diseases. In recent years, poria cocos also attracts kidney experts’ attention, because it is proven to be good for kidneys and effective on treating some kidney diseases.

Ancient uses of poria cocos

Popria cocos, also called poria mushroom, is used in traditional Chinese medicine and has been widely accepted in modern medicine. In ancient times, people always used it to treat tumors and inflammation. As the time goes on, this herb has had a wider application.

Modern uses of poria cocos

Since poria cocos has so many uses, today we would like to its uses associated to kidney disease.

First of all, low kidney function is the biggest concern for all kidney disease patients. This is because low kidney function can not only cause many symptoms but also make them accept dialysis or kidney transplant. None of them want to face these healthy problems, so they are eager to find out how to improve kidney function. Poria cocos just gives them a chance to enhance their kidney function.

In addition, when patients’ illness condition develops end stage, less urine must be their another concern. Poria cocos can be used as a natural diuretic, because it has an effect on improving the renal tubular reabsorption function. Therefore, correct use of poria cocos is able to increase both urine volume and the output of sodium and potassium.

As with many other herbal medicines, poria cocos has many other applications such as central nervous system depressant and boosting immunity.

Summary

If you have kidney disease, you can use poria cocos to improve kidney function and increase kidney output. Before using it, you should make sure the correct dose, otherwise, it may cause some side effects.

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