Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Chronic Renal Failure
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete medicine system in China with thousands of years’ history. At present, more and more medical experts find the efficiency of TCM and introduce it into the treatment of Chronic Renal Failure. The following herbs are often used in the treatment of Chronic Renal Failure.
Astragalus membranaceus( Huangqi)
The active components are flavonoids, polysaccharides, triterpene, glycosides, saponins and amino acids. Astragalus membranaceus is used in clinic for its effect on cytokines on reactive oxgen species, ischemia and mechanisms of renal fibrosis. Once the renal ischemia improves and the renal fibrosis is inhibited, it can slow down the progression of Chronic Renal Failure effectively.
Angelica sinensis (Dang gui)
Angelica sinensis is indigenous to China. It has anticoagulant effects. It can prevent the formation of thrombus and improve blood circulation. Therefore, it can increase the blood supply to kidneys.
Tripterygium wilfordii (Lei Gong Teng)
It has been explored for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant activities. The active component triptolide in tripterygium wilfordii can reduce the inflammation of kidneys thus reducing the renal damage and delaying the arrival of Chronic Renal Failure.
Rhubarb has an obvious effect in improving renal function and reducing protein in urine and glomerular scarring. Also Rhubarb-tannins can reduce uremic toxins in blood and improve glomerular filtration rate. The component rhein can attenuate hypertrophy of renal tubular epithelial cells and accumulation of extracellular matrix. Therefore, it can effectively reduce glomerular damage and improve renal function to some extent thus delaying the progression of Chronic Renal Failure.
Ligusticum wallichii (Chuanxiong)
Ligusticum wallichii is used for the treatment of ischemia and thrombosis. It can slow down and even halt the progression of Chronic Renal Failure. The effective component ferulic acid in ligusticum wallichii can reduce proteinuria and improve renal function by correcting blood system disorder.
The above article has introduced the common traditional Chinese medicines used in the treatment of Chronic Renal Failure. However, you should know that every prescription of disease is composed of several kinds of herbs in certain dosages. Therefore, you should not use Chinese herbs without a permission of a professional physician.
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