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Can Kidney Disease Patients Consume Ginseng

2015-04-26 02:07

Can Kidney Disease Patients Consume GinsengGinseng is a nutritious herb that has been used for centuries as an energy tonic as well as to treat a lot of health problems. Many kidney disease patients consult us whether they can consume this herb.

Ginseng indeed can help kidney disease patients:

1. Reduce high creatinine level

Creatinine level is a measurement of kidney function. High creatinine level will cause further damage to kidneys and other organs. In this case, ginseng can be used to lower high creatinine level because it can help increase glomerular filtration rate (GFR).

2. Treat diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease. It is claimed that ginseng is useful in treating diabetes. The intake of ginseng may improve blood sugar control by creating sugar-lowering effects in fasting and after-meal glucose levels.

3. boost immune system

With kidney disease, more and more wastes and toxins will accumulate in blood, which will weaken immunity obviously. In addition, some medications such as steroids and immunosuppressant agents also lower immunity. Ginseng is said to improve immunity and fight against various problems.

4. stress reliever

Ginseng is known to reduce stress levels and acts as a stimulant. It is also regulates metabolism and increases energy levels.

In summary, ginseng can be consumed by kidney disease patients. However, any herb may produce some side effects that exacerbate patients’ illness condition to some extent. Therefore, if you want to consume ginseng for improving your health condition, you had better consult the doctor firstly.

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