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What is Chronic Kidney Disease? – Treatment through Ayurveda


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) also known as chronic kidney failure, involves progressive loss of kidney functions over time. Because of slow damage to the kidney over a long period of time, the word chronic is used. The main function of the kidney is to remove the waste product and toxins from the body and retain protein, nutrients in blood. But in severe conditions, wrestling from various kidney disorders, the kidneys may stop working. It is the last stage of kidney disease. In this article we are going to discuss chronic kidney disease, its symptoms, cause and how Ayurvedic herbal medicines are helpful in Chronic Kidney Disease.


Kidneys are the pair of bean shaped organs located in the abdomen towards the back, behind the belly, below the ribs. Gradual disturbance in kidney functions due to various kidney disorders, persistently raised blood pressure & diabetic conditions are the common causes for CKD. It is rarely reversible and leads to progressive decline in renal function. Renal mass is reduced which may lead to hypertrophy of the remaining nephrons with hyper filtration. And the glomerular filtration rate of these nephrons is at extraordinary levels. This transformation places a burden on remaining nephrons which may lead to interstitial fibrosis and glomerulosclerosis, advising that hyper filtration may worsen renal function. Chronic kidney disease is categorized in five different stages. The end stage of all the kidney diseases is CKD.

Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease

Now let’s know about a brief about Chronic kidney disease.


Some  clinical features of Chronic Kidney Disease are

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Nausea and Vomiting
  3. Swelling in body parts due to water retention specifically in feet, hands, ankles etc.
  4. Puffiness in the face and inflammation around eyes mostly in the morning.
  5. Insomnia (Sleeping difficulty)
  6. Chest pain
  7.  Muscle cramps
  8. Shortness in breath on exertion
  9. Raised blood pressure
  10. Itching and dry skin
  11. Tiredness and fatigue
  12. Abnormal urination specifically nocturia (need to pass urine multiple times during night hours)
  13. Erectile dysfunction in males.


Some common cause of Chronic Kidney disease are

1. Type 1 or type 2 diabetes

High blood sugar level is responsible for the destruction of blood vessels that are present in the kidney. Due to this, damaged blood vessels are unable to perform their work efficiently which ultimately results in gradual loss of kidney functions & leading to CKD.

2. High blood pressure

Due to high blood pressure arteries around the kidney become narrow and weak.  These affected arteries can’t supply enough blood to the kidney which may lead to chronic kidney disease.

3. Interstitial Nephritis

In Interstitial Nephritis, renal tubules (kidney’s filter) become swollen. It is caused by the long term use of some medicines such as NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

4. Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease may reduce the kidney functions and lead to kidney failure. It is caused due to genetic inheritance i.e. mutation in genes such as PKD1,PKD2 etc.

5. Pyelonephritis

This is an inflammatory disease of the kidney caused as a result of an infection mostly bacterial infection and that may lead to damage to the kidney permanently. In the urinary tract, prolonged obstruction may occur due to enlarged prostate, kidney stones, cancer etc.


All the kidney and urinary system related disorders lead to general conditions Mutravastrotodusti as mentioned in Ayurveda that means the vitiation of micro-channels of urine. The chronology of disease starts with Nidan (Causative factors and risk factors consumption) i.e. best explained by this shloka given by Acharya Charka in “Prameha chikitsa”.

अस्यासुखं स्वप्न सुखं दधिनि ग्राम्योदकानुपरसाः पयांसि।
नवानंपानं गुडवैकृत्तं च प्रमेहहेतु कफकृच्च सर्वम।। (चरक
चिकित्सा स्थान 6/4)

This means that the person who enjoys too much in food and indulged in taste (i.e. more use of junk and fast foods), who sleeps to much (even during day hours), excessive consumption of curd, contaminated water, non-vegetarian items, consume more sweet products and similar kapha increasing diet will end up in various diseases.

Over consumption of these Nidan (causative factors) will lead to Mandagni which will result in Ama (endotoxins) formation, that ama is considered as the cause of many diseases. This Ama blocks the various srotas (micro environment channels) of body tissues, specifically Medovaha srotas in this case (fat tissue channel). Ama vitiates the medovaha stotras and the kidney are the basic seat of meda (fat tissue) according to Ayurveda, which will affect the kidney functioning. As already discussed, the main function of the kidney is urine formation and maintaining balance of water and electrolyte, but if this problem persist this will lead to vitiation of urinary micro channels (Mutravahastrotadusti) and results in various kidney & urinary system diseases like nephritic syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, obstructive uropathy, glomerulonephritis that ultimately end in Chronic Kidney Disease.


Kidney damage is measured using some markers that either one or more of these markers may be present for more than 3 months is required for diagnosis of CKD. These include:

  1. Presence of albumin in urine (Albuminuria) (ACR ≥ 30 mg/g)
  2. Sedimental deformities of urine.
  3. Tubular diseases or other kidney disorders that create water & electrolyte imbalance.
  4. Histology suggests some deformity.
  5. Structural abnormality seen by imaging techniques.
  6. Reduced GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) (GFR <60 ml/min/1.73 squared meter)

Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease

Mainstay in managing patient with CKD with Ayurvedic aspect include:

  1. Nidana parivarjana
  2. Shodhan Chikitsa
  3. Shaman Chikitsa

1. Nidana Parivarjana

It is the avoidance of all the nidan i.e. risk/causative factors mentioned for disease. It can also be understood as  detection of diseased conditions  in early stages & then preventing its further progression.

2. Shodhan Chikitsa(Purification methods)

The detoxification procedure is done by examining the condition, strength & body built of the person. The suitable patient for the procedure must be advised for Virechana (therapeutic purgation) as it removes all the toxins (causative factors) from the body even at cellular levels. Also, raktmokshan (bloodletting) is also considered as a useful detoxification method in early phases of the disease.

3. Shaman chikitsa

The main Shaman chikitsa is based on preventing the diseased condition from deteriorating further by giving the drugs/herbs that have great role in improving renal functions & aids in managing the condition along with some herbal based diuretics for both kidneys & systemic wellbeing.


Planet Ayurveda provides 100% vegetarian formulation and formulated by our experts Ayurvedic Doctors, to prop up the health of kidneys. The main role of these herbal medicines is to treat the root cause of chronic kidney disease and prevent the disease from further progression. Herbal remedies are the finest and safest way for managing patients with kidney issues. Our experts proposed herbal drugs for chronic kidney disease under the name of Revive Kidney for Advanced stages

  1. Phyllanthus niruri capsules
  2. Punarnava capsules
  3. Varunadi vati
  4. Rencure formula capsules
  5. Nephralka capsules
  6. Echinacea capsules
  7. Mutrakrichantak churna
  8. Tribulus Power Capules

Revive Kidney Pack for Advance Stages

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Kidney Disease

Product Description

1. Phyllanthus niruri

Phyllanthus niruri (Bhoomi amla) also known as “stone breaker”. It is the most active ingredient used in herbal therapy for kidney stones and also very much beneficial in maintaining or even improving the functioning of kidneys. It is also used to boost up the removal of potassium and magnesium from the body along with urine, thus reducing electrolyte load on kidneys. The standardized extract of this herb is available with us in the form of capsules.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Punarnava capsules

The basic constituent of these capsules Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is used for the treatment of chronic kidney failure because of its antitoxic and rejuvenation properties. It is useful in the elimination of various contaminants from blood due to its diuretic properties (Mutravirechan).

Dosage: 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Varunadi vati

It is the combination of many herbal ingredients such as Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris), Varun (Crataeva Nurvala) etc. It is useful to improve the flow rate of urine. These herbs are well known since ancient times for improving various kidney & urinary tract ailments.

Dosage: 2 tablets , twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Rencure formula capsules

Various herbal ingredients used in the preparation of this product are: Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Palash (Butea Monosperma) etc. It is one of the best herbal diuretics. These capsules also give relief from painful micturition.

Dosage: 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Nephralka Capsules

Herbal ingredients, Revandchini (Rheum Emodi), Mooli Satva (Raphanus Sativus) etc. are used in the reduction of urinary calculi. All the herbal ingredients which are used in Nephralka capsules lead to healthy kidney functions.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water after meals.

6 Echinacea Capsules

Echinacea capsules (Andrographis paniculata) is a very useful plant which is used in the treatment of many kinds of disease, especially kidney and urinary systems. It also helps to maintain functions of the kidney and urinary system.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily with plain water after meals.

7. Mutrakrichantak churna

Mutrakrichantak churna is the combination of several herbal medications such as; Shigru (Moringa Oleifera), Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) etc. Main property of this churna is antioxidant and it is useful in the reduction of toxicity level of the kidneys. It is also used to reduce renal injury and maintain renal function.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice daily with water.

For better results: Boil 1 teaspoon in 300-400 ml of water until it remains 50-60ml. filter the preparation and drink. Drink this preparation twice a day after 45-60 minutes of breakfast and dinner.

8. Tribulus Power Capules

This is a single herb formulation. It is made from the extracts of Gokshura (Tribulus terresteris). This is also known as Gokharu. This herb is very useful in water retention. It improves the function of liver and kidneys. This Ayurvedic herb is very beneficial in increasing the level of albumin in the body. It is very helpful in enhancing sexual power. It improves the strength of the body by eliminating the toxins from the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water


At the end of this article we can see that in modern medicine there is no any kind of specific treatment for chronic kidney disease, they only give medications to lower down the symptoms of disease and start dialysis and finally recommend for kidney transplant which have various kinds of life-threatening side effects. In Ayurveda, herbal remedies are prescribed that are 100% pure, safe, and effective with no or very less side effects. Herbal remedies are used to target the main cause of chronic kidney disease & manage the condition.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Kidney Disorders – Avoid Dialysis


Kidneys are reddish-brown bean shaped organs in our body. It is located on both sides in the retroperitoneal space at a slightly oblique angle. Right kidney is slightly lower than the left kidney and also smaller in size than the left. Kidneys receive about 1300ml of blood per minute. Kidneys contain approximately one million Nephrons, which is the structural and functional unit of kidneys. The main functions of kidneys are to filtration the blood and excrete the waste products through urine and maintain electrolyte balance in our body. In this article we will discuss the Ayurvedic Aspect of Kidney Disorders.


Kidney disorders means your kidneys are unable to filtrate the blood normally or unable to remove the waste particles from our body. Kidney problems include various health conditions such as glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, ureteric stones, chronic kidney disease, urinary tract infections, nephrotic syndrome and ultimately leads to kidney failure.

Kidney disease affects the body system badly. It will affect the body’s ability to filter the blood and extra water from your body and hampers the blood pressure. It also affects the red cell production and vitamin D metabolism. In kidney disorders our kidneys are not able to excrete out the waste from the body. So that the waste products and fluid can build up in your body and cause swelling in your ankles, face.

kidney failure


Kidney disorders are generally caused in these conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Recurrent kidney infections
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Aging
  • Any kidney injury
  • Drug toxicity
  • Smoking
  • Prolonged obstruction of urinary tract due to any ureteric stone or prostatitis or cancers

Clinical Features/Signs and Symptoms

Kidney disorders easily go unnoticed until the symptoms become severe. So the common clinical features of kidney disorders are:

  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fluid retention
  • Constant fatigue
  • Increase or decrease in the frequency of urine
  • Hyponatraemia (decrease sodium level in blood)
  • Hyperkalemia (rise in potassium level in the blood)

Ayurvedic Aspect of Kidneys

In Ayurveda we termed kidneys as Vrikka. Vrikka is made from rakta (blood) and medha (fat) dhatu. Vrikka is the source for Medovaha strotas. So anything which affects the Rakta and Medha dhatu will affect the functioning of the kidneys and one example for this is Prameha (Diabetes). When kapha dosha blocks the strotas (channels) i.e. mutravaha strotras which further leads to various kidney problems. Now we will discuss the Raktavaha and Medovaha strotas dushti.

Raktavaha Strota Dusthi (Blocked Blood Channels)

Causes Of Vitiated Raktavaha Strotas1

Kidney Failure

This shaloka states that when a person eats unfavourable or contaminated food, consumption of excessive hot or liquid food stuffs, excessive exposure to sun and fire and wind then raktavaha strota get vitiated and cause kidney disorder.

Medovaha Strotas Dusthi (Vitiated Fat Tissue)

Causes of Medovaha Strotas Dusti2

Kidney Failure Treatment

This shaloka states that the medovaha strotas are affected due to lack of exercise, day sleep, intake of too much fatty food and excessive alcohol consumption.

Treatment for Vrikka Roga (Kidney Disorders)

Ayurveda is a part of ancient traditional medicine which is derived from knowledge and wisdom of Ayurvedic Acharyas and this path has served the patients since 5000 years. Ayurveda is the ancient and pure form of treatment which treats the disease from its root cause.

This ancient pathway treats the patients without any side effects. Allopathy doctors believe that kidney disorders are neither reversible nor they do have permanent treatment. They said that disease progress could be slowed but after reaching the end stage the only solution for this disease lies in dialysis and at last kidney transplant.

But Ayurvedic experts believe that kidney diseases are not only reversible but also treatable if detected earlier. Ayurveda divides the human body according to doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) and dhatus (rasa, rakta, mansa, meda, asthi, majja, sukra). Unlike allopath, Ayurveda doesn’t focus on treating the symptoms of the disease but also treats the whole body. For the treatment of kidney disorders we have to manage or open or clear the blocked channels of Raktavaha and Medovaha strotas

Treatment of Vitiated Raktavaha Strotas3

Kidney Failure Herbal Remedies

This shloka states that in the diseases caused by vitiated Raktavaha strotas (kidney disorders) one should do the treatment which evacuates the blood and do procedures like purgation, fasting and blood-letting.

Treatment of Vitiated Medovaha Strotas4

Kidney Failure Herbal Remedies

Above quoted shaloka means that for this condition we should do emesis, purgation, blood-letting, physical exercise, fasting, sudation, herbal formulated smoking. Use of haritaki (Terminalia chebula) powder with honey and mostly use rough food grain.

At Last We Have To Follow Pathya or Apathya Ahara-Vihar To Manage This Disease

Pathya Ahara (Favourbale Food)

People Who Are Suffering From This Condition Must Follow The Following Diet Chart

  • Red rice
  • Wheat
  • Raddish
  • Ochra
  • Goat milk
  • Ghrit
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Coconut water
  • Jaggery

Apathya Ahara (Unfavourable Food)

Patients Must Avoid Following Food Items

  • Tila (Sesamum indicum)
  • Urada (Vigna mungo)
  • Kulthi (Macrotyloma uniflorum)
  • Curd
  • Salt
  • Sour products
  • Avoid fish consumption

Pathya Vihara (Favourable Lifestyle)

One Must Follow This Lifestyle for Managing Kidney Disorders

  • Do light exercises
  • Morning and evening walk
  • Apply sandalwood paste over body
  • Detoxification of body by vamana (induced vomiting)
  • Get exposure to cold wind

Apathya Vihara (Unfavourable Lifestyle)

One Must Avoid These

  • Exposure to sunlight and fire
  • Suppresses the natural urges
  • Heavy exercise
  • Sudation therapy

Some Yogasana And Pranayama Are Also Helpful In Kidney Disorders. Some of the Yogasana and Pranayama Are


  • Chakraasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Dhanurasana


  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Kapalabhati
  • Nadi shudhi

These Asana Are Followed By 5 Minutes Of Shavasana. These Must Be Done For Approx 5-10 Minutes.

Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides herbal products for the treatment of kidney disorders.This is the manufacturing company which manufactures various herbal products for the treatment of various disorders. These herbal products are made from pure and standardized products of natural and potential herbs and made under the guidance of expert ayurvedic physicians. These are 100% natural and vegetarian products. All these herbal products are made from natural herbs with ancient time tested formulas.

Planet Ayurveda provides 2 packs for kidney disorders.

  1. Revive kidneys pack
  2. Revive kidneys pack for advanced stages

1. Revive Kidneys Pack

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure

This Pack is Beneficial in Mild Symptoms of Kidney Disorders.

This Pack Includes

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

2. Revive Kidneys Pack for Advanced Stages

Herbs for Kidney Failure

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure

This Pack Is Helpful In Severe Cases of Kidney Problems

This Pack Includes

  1. Mutrakrichantak churna
  2. Varunadi vati
  3. Rencure formula
  4. Punarnava capsules
  5. Phyllanthus niruri
  6. Echinacea capsules
  7. Nephralka capsules


At last we concluded that by following these ayurvedic regimens one can get permanent relief from kidney diseases. As said above that according to allopath kidney disorders are irreversible and have no permanent treatment. But in Ayurveda there is a treatment for kidney disorders without any side effects. These herbal remedies are very effective in the Treatment of Kidney Disorders and save patients from harmful dialysis and transplantation procedures.


  1. Charaka vimansthan 5/13
  2. Charaka vimansthan 5/15
  3. Charaka sutrasthan 24/18
  4. Charaka sutrasthan 23/8-9