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Is Horseradish Good for Kidney Patients

2014-08-01 07:19

Is Horseradish Good for Kidney PatientsMany people may be not strange to horseradish used as a condiment in the kitchens. It is commonly added as a pungent, spicy flavoring to sandwiches and meat dishes. But kidney patients often has strict dietary rules, for example, low sodium diet, but low sodium diet is insipid. Can horseradish be used to add flavor? Is horseradish good for kidney patients? In the following you will find the answer.

Health benefits of horseradish

Horseradish is not only a kind of condiment, but also has been used for thousands of years in traditional herbal medicines.

-Edema often occurs among kidney patients, because their kidneys can not filter the excess water from the blood. One of the most powerful glycosides found in horseradish, singrin has been found to relive the symptoms of water retention, due to its stimulating effect on the blood capillaries.

-Due to poor immune system, kidney patients often have infection, while infection can cause the relapse of kidney disease and worsen the current state of illness. Horseradish is packed with rich antibiotic properties so it can be used to treat urinary tract infections and destroy bacteria in the throat that can cause bronchitis, coughs and related problems. Besides, the property of diuretic can also help the body flush out the bacteria in the bladder so as to reduce UTI.

-With the impairment of kidney function, uric acid accumulates in the body, which may lead to joint pain when it builds up in the joints. Horseradish is rubefacient, which can be used as a very effective liniment or massaging agent to relieve painful arthritic and rheumatic joints.


Horseradish can cause stomach upset, bloody vomiting, and diarrhea if you can not use it properly. Therefore, you had better consult your doctor before you add it into your diet. In addition, you should make certain the acceptable daily intake. 
If you want to enjoy whatever you like to eat and drink, the best way is to repair the damaged kidneys. There are many therapies in our hospital to help you achieve this goal. With the help of online doctor, you can learn more information about our treatment. 

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