Category: Chronic Kidney Failure

Alternative Treatment for Minimal change Disease


Kidney disease resulting in damage to the glomeruli is known as Minimal change disease. It is known as minimal change disease because the pathological changes in the kidneys are not visible under regular microscope. Not many people might be aware about this condition and hence we will be discussing all the details of the disease and its management through herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda.


There are other names as well for Minimal change disease (MCD) like nil disease and lipoid nephrosis. Minimal change disease is the glomerular disease that results in destruction in the glomerulus (filtering units inside kidney) which causes depletion in intravascular volume and edema due to intense proteinuria. It causes nephrotic syndrome which usually affects children however adults can suffer from this disease too. Only the powerful microscopes or electron microscopes can be used to see the histopathologic changes in the glomeruli in Minimal change disease.

Minimal change disease


Signs and symptoms appear much earlier in Minimal change disease than any other glomerular disease. The major complaints that generally arises are-

  • Leakage of large amount of protein in urine results in its foamy appearance
  • Different body parts start to swell up like ankles, around the eyes area, etc. This is due to fluid buildup in body
  • This building up of fluid results in increased body weight
  • Other symptoms of nephrotic syndrome like loss of protein in blood, increased level of lipids and fat in blood and edema


The cause behind the MCD in children is not known and is termed as idiopathic however in adults it is usually caused due to some other ongoing disease or long term use of certain drugs. It is termed as secondary disease and the other causes can be allergic reactions, tumors, viral infection and long term use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs or specific pain killers.


Doctors will first go for the medical history in which signs and symptoms will points towards kidney disease and further examinations will confirm the diagnosis of MCD.

These tests are

  • Urine test for protein or blood in urine
  • Blood test will reveal high level of lipids
  • GFR or Glomerular filtration rate
  • Biopsy of kidneys


Conventional treatment for Minimal change disease includes use of corticosteroids. However some children might not be responsive to this treatment and are known to suffer from steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome. Also the negative effects of steroids are usually known which make one doubtful to use it for long term especially for children. Here Ayurveda can come as a ray of hope in the lives of children suffering from MCD. Ayurveda deals with the treatment of diseases through herbal remedies and other natural processes.


Planet Ayurveda is a well known brand in the field of herbal pharmaceuticals that deals in the production of herbal medicines and products which are free from all kinds of preservatives, chemicals, additives, colors, dye, fillers or yeast. All the products are purely vegetarian and organic and completely safe for any age group to be taken. Strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors is always there during the production of medicines and ancient Ayurveda literature and laws are also followed.

Planet Ayurveda has been serving the suffering people for more than two decades not only in India but in other parts of the world as well. There are several distributors of Planet Ayurveda which are located within India and outside India. For MCD also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines which work synergistically to treat the disease from its roots.

Product List

Revive Kidneys Pack

  1. Mutrakrichantak churna
  2. Rencure formula
  3. Varunadi vati
  4. Punarnava mandur

Product Description

Herbal Remedies for Minimal Changes Disease

Herbal Remedies for Minimal change disease

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna

Medicinal herbs like Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera) and Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) are used in the formulation of Mutrakrichantak churna. This herbal churna helps in treating all kinds of ailments of disease by preventing protein loss, lowering creatinine levels and acting as diuretic.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Rencure formula

It is the combination of the Palaash (Butea monosperma), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) etc. Standardized extract of all the herbs are used to work together to treat ailments like proteinuria, high creatinine level, low urine output, prevent destruction of the glomeruli and maintain healthy functioning of the kidneys.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Varunadi Vati

These herbal tablets are full of medicinal properties like diuretic, analgesic, and anti inflammatory which helps in maintaining healthy kidney functioning. Varunadi vati is prepared from Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shuddha guggul (Commiphora mukul), and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Punarnava Mandur

This is the classical Ayurvedic preparation which has been used since ancient times to treat various diseases. Punarnava mandur is a herbo-mineral combination which helps in relieving inflammation of the glomeruli, promotes healthy blood circulation, and prevents loss of protein in the urine. It is prepared from Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and Mandur bhasma (Ferric oxide calx).

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water


It is a classical herbal formulation. It is very helpful in maintaining kidneys health. It is used since centuries for providing the cooling effect in the body. It is also good for healthy gut.


2 tablets twice daily with warm water after meals.


Minimal change disease is the commonest cause of the nephrotic syndrome in children however adults are also not immune from this disease. Steroids used conventionally for treating this condition can further cause damage to the body when given for long term. Hence, it becomes difficult to select the mode of treatment for one’s child. But as the herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda are purely natural and organic with being equally effective, this mode of treatment comes as a ray of hope in such a patient’s life. Not only the medicines but also otherwise try to minimize the use of any kind of artificial or chemically prepared things in your daily life.

Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Ayurveda With Herbal Remedies


Peeping through the windows of your picnic van listening to your favorite music awaiting adventures, all of a sudden you feel distracted. Your bladder is full, you cannot control the urge to pee and you feel reckless. Have you ever been through this ?? Don’t feel embarrassed it is just a symptom, not a disease

The liquid waste

Urine is the body’s liquid waste composed of water, chemicals and electrolytes. These are produced within the kidney as a result of the filtration of toxins and are excreted out through the urinary bladder. The bladder is lined by muscles that allow infrequent and controlled urination.

Overactive bladder (OAB)

OAB is the sudden, uncontrolled urge to urinate. The bladder muscles squeeze uncontrollably causing some urine to leak out.

OAB is characterized by

  1. Unintentional loss of urine
  2. Nocturia
  3. Frequent urge to urinate ie urinate more than 8 times a day

Overactive Bladder


The bladder is controlled by a group of organs and muscles together. Overactive bladder results when the normal bladder function is disrupted. The involuntary bladder contraction releases the urine outside.

Other causes include

  1. Nerve damage
  2. Weak pelvic muscles
  3. Incomplete bladder emptying
  4. Degenerative disc disease
  5. Urinary incontinence
  6. Medications
  7. Stroke
  8. Scoliosis
  9. DIabetes
  10. Urinary Tract Infections
  11. BPH
  12. Constipation


OAB can disrupt your daily life. It may lead to

  1. Emotional disturbances
  2. Depression
  3. Anxiety
  4. Sleep disturbances

Treat the cause

Don’t isolate yourself or limit your social life

  1. Behavioral exercises
  2. Bladder training
  3. Pelvic muscle
  4. Medications
  5. Nerve stimulation


Ayurveda considers tri dosha is vata, pitta, kapha and trimala i.e. urine, stool and sweat as tripods of life that sustains the body. Urine, which is the chief among trimala, should be avoided. It is one among non-suppressible urges and should not be forcefully ejected.

The cause might be

  1. Suppression of urges
  2. Trauma
  3. Incompatible food
  4. Malnutrition
  5. Infections
  6. Physical and mental strain
  7. Underlying diseases
  8. Smoking, alcohol etc

Mutravaha srotas and vikaras

Mutravaha srotas are those channels that carry urine outside, any injury or trauma to those can lead to

  1. Excessive urination
  2. Frequent scanty urination
  3. Obstruction
  4. Painful urination etc

Mutra Vaha srotas vikaras: care for cure

Out of the many available herbs around, urinary disorders can be cured by a group of drugs which includes :-

  1. Gokshura- Tribulus terrestris
  2. Jambu – Syzygium cumini
  3. Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  4. Punarnava – Boerhavia diffusa
  5. Chandana – Santalum album
  6. Varuna – Crataeva nurvala
  7. Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia

In Ayurveda, the holistic science, the balanced state of tridosha maintains equilibrium of the body and provides good health. The imbalance of these humors causes urinary disorders. The remedy for urinary tract illnesses involves cleansing out the blocked urinary tract, detoxification of the infections, and administering herbs that tone the kidneys and normalize the functioning of the apana vata.

Some include

1. Gokshuradi kashayam

This decoction calms tridosha and is effective in urinary disorders. These are a mixture of gokshura, ardraka , rasona etc.

2. Gokshuradi guggulu

It is a mixture of several drugs with beneficial properties. It contains gokshura which acts as a diuretic and has lithotrophic action. It also has guggulu which adds to the diuretic action and relieves pain and inflammation.

  1. Pashanbedhadhi kashayam
  2. Ikshu rasa

Panchakarma in mutravikaras

Panchakarma has always played a major role in dealing with urogenital abnormalities . The treatment modalities include

  1. Snehapana
  2. Abhyanga
  3. Swedana
  4. Enema
  5. Purgation

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda

Planet ayurveda is a GMP certified company offering herbal products all over the world. All these products are 100 % safe and prepared using the standardized extract of herbs. These formulations are prepared under the strict guidance of  expert ayurveda physicians by following classical ayurvedic texts. Planet ayurveda experts give lots of formulations for overactive bladder , some of them are listed below

Herbal Remedies for Overactive Bladder

Herbal Supplements for Overactive Bladder

1. Shilajit capsules

Shilajit, being the most potent herbal mineral compound, has always remained a potent healer in most ailments since ancient times. Shilajit / Asphaltum which is a rich source of nutrients and minerals helps in preventing urinary disorders. Planet Ayurveda’s Shilajit cap is a pure extract of Shilajit resin and is completely organic. The diuretic action of it is attributed to the presence of humic acid and fulvic acid. These act on the tri dosha, being light and dry, these pacify kapha and vata dosha. The pungent taste and cold potency of the herb detoxify pitta. Shilajit has antibacterial properties too.

Dosage: 2 capsules with lukewarm water twice a day.

2. Chandraprabha Vati

The most substantial anti-inflammatory drug in urinary disorders, chanderprabha vati is a combination of 37 vital ingredients. As the name implies it is effective as the aura of the moon and pacifies multitudes of diseases. Guggulu / Commiphora mukul and Shilajit- Asphaltum being the major contributors to the combination have Sugar, Karpoora – Cinnamomum camphora , Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum, Haridra – Curcuma longa, Vacha – Acorus calamu, Musta – Cyperus rotundus, Amlaki – Emblica officinalis, Haritaki – Terminalia bellirica, Vibhitaki – Terminalia chebula, Chavya – Piper chaba, Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata, Vidanga – Embelia ribes, Devadar – Cedrus deodara, Dhanya – Coriander sativum, Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia, Chitraka– Plumbago zeylanica, Shunthi – Zingiber officinalis, Darvi – Berberis aristata, Maricha – Piper nigrum, Pippali – Piper longum, Pippali mool – Piper longum, Gaja pippali – Piper chaba, Sarjikakshara – Sodium carbonate, Yavakshar – Potassium carbonate, Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt, Suvarchala Lavan – Sodium sulfate, Vida Lavan – Black salt Swarna Makshika bhasma – Copper pyrites, Trivrit – Operculina turpethum,Danti mool – Baliospermum montanum, Dalchini – Cinnamomum zeylanicum ,Tejpatta – Cinnamomum tamala , Ela – Elettaria cardamomum , Vankshalochana – Bambusa arundinacea, Lauha Bhashma – Ferric ash as the remaining ingredients. Due to its pitta balancing effect, chandraprabha helps to control burning sensation. It helps in balancing vata and kapha. Chanderprabha helps in the prevention of toxins and removes them through urine.

Dosage : 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water

3. Tribulus power capsules

Tribulus Power, a distinctive product of Planet Ayurveda contains a unique blend of special herb Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris which are useful in many urinary tract disorders. Gokshura is known for its action on the urinary system. The antioxidants present in it prevent kidney damage. It is sweet in taste and cold in potency. Gokshura is a diuretic and can pacify tridosha.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after food with plain water.

4. Ashwagandha capsules

Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera, is the most powerful herb in Ayurveda. It is rich in natural alkaloids and has diuretic action for which it is beneficial in urinary disorders. It keeps the excretory tract clean and disease-free.

Dosage: 1- 2 capsules daily with plain water after food.

Diet and lifestyle changes for urinary problems

  1. Reduce spicy foods
  2. Include fiber in the diet
  3. Limit exposure to the sun
  4. Do not suppress the urge to urinate
  5. Yoga therapy


Ayurveda has a holistic approach to dealing with every disease. Every person is treated individually based on his strength, symptoms and body constitution. In urinary disorders, the management is duly based on the unbalanced dosa. The vitiated dosa is taken care of with the help of medicinal herbs. Overactive bladder may seem overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this, Ayurveda provides a better solution to your problem. Your wonderful life shouldn’t be spent all day in a bathroom, running away from your favorites.