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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Eight Functions of Goji Berries for Kidney Patients

2018-11-11 06:32

Eight Functions of Goji Berries for Kidney PatientsGoji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. But are they good for all kidney patients? In this article, let’s have a quick look.

Goji berries are good for most kidney diseases.

Chinese pharmacopoeia introduces Chinese wolfberry:

TCM nature: Neutral

TCM taste(s): Sweet

Meridian affinity: KidneyLiver

Main actions according to TCM: Tonifies the Yin of the Liver and Yin of the Kidneys. Brightens the eyes. Moistens the Lungs. It can be used for weakness, deficiency of essence, waist and knee pain, dizziness, tinnitus, impotence, spermatorrhea, internal heat and consumptive thirst, deficiency of blood and chlorosis, blurry vision, etc. And it is often used together with Rehmannia Glutinosa (Shu Di), Chinese yam (Shan Yao), chrysanthemum (Ju Hua), pulp of dogwood fruit (Shan Yu Rou), etc.

Modern medical studies have shown that the active ingredient of Goji - lycium barbarum polysaccharides can improve the oxidative stress of the kidney, thus relieving renal inflammation and protecting renal function.

Chinese wolfberry also contains carotene, betaine, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C and calcium, iron and so on. In general, there are 8 main functions:

1. Promote the pharmacological action of liver cell regeneration

2. Improve immunity

3. Improve oxidative stress

4. Reduce kidney inflammation

5. Slow down the decline of kidney function

6. Reduce blood pressure

7. Reduce blood sugar

8. Reduce blood lipids, etc.

Almost all of these effects are helpful for kidney disease.

Since goji berries are so effective, can all of us eat them? No. Eating too much is as bad as too little.

Contraindication of goji berries

Although goji has very good nourishing and treatment effect, but do not take for a long time, because it may cause flaring up of deficient fire.

Therefore, most patients with kidney disease can eat some goji berries, but patients with infection should not eat, such as having a cold and fever. And for patients with bacterial inflammation such as frequent urination and diarrhea, the more they take goji berries, the more serious their medical condition.

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