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Kidney Stones - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Kidney stones are solid accumulations of material that form in the tubal system of the kidney. Kidney stones cause problems when they block the flow of urine through or out of the kidney. When the stn....

Kidney Infections - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Kidney infection is a general term used to describe infection of the kidney by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The infecting microbe may have invaded the kidney from the urinary bladder or from the bloon....

Herbal Remedies for Gravel

Herbs to dissolve urinary gravel and stones, herbs to help propel the gravel out of the tract, herbs to relax the ureter to allow calculi and stones to pass from the bladder, and aquaretics to increase urine output may be useful.

Knotweed Herbal Remedies

This wild plant contains tannins and is used as an astringent for diarrhea and hemorrhage. It is mildly diuretic and is indicated for urinary gravel or stones, kidney or bladder infections, and painful urination. In Chinese medicine knotweed is employed as a diuretic, to regulate urination, and expel worms. Knotweed has a taste of BITTER, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COLD.

Alisma - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Alisma, a member of the plant family Alismataceae, is a herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The medicinal part of the plant is the dried root of . Alisma is also called mad-dog s ...

Horsetail - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Horsetail is a perennial plant that is found in or near watery areas such as marshes, streams, or rivers. Horsetail grows in temperate northern hemisphere areas of Asia, Europe, North America, and Nol....

Gout - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Gout is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. It most commonly affects the big toe, but may also affect the heel, ankle, hand, wrist, or elbow. It affects the s....

Hyperparathyroidism - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Hyperparathyroidism is the overproduction by the parathyroid glands of a hormone called parathyroid hormone (parathormone). Parathyroid glands are four pea-sized glands located just behind the thyroiy....

Goldenrod - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Averaging about 4 ft (1.2 m) in height, goldenrod is a perennial with clusters of bright yellow flowers. It has been used for centuries in the treatment of kidney stones, urinary tract infections, an (...

Sheep Sorrel - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Sheep sorrel () is a tall herb that is found in grasslands, prairies, meadows, fields, pastures, and roadsides of Europe, Asia, and North America. This perennial plant from the buckwheat (Polygonaceae ...

Cranberry - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The cranberry plant, a familiar source of berries used in juices and relishes in the United States, has been in existence since the Iron Age. The Romans were the first to recognize its medicinal usess....

Gallstones - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Gallstones are solid crystal deposits that form in the gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ that stores bile until it is needed to help digest fatty foods. These crystals can migrate to other parts of thl....

Alfalfa - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Alfalfa is the plant . There are many subspecies. It is a perennial plant growing up to 30 in (0.75 m) in height in a wide range of soil condition. Its small flowers range from yellow to purple. Alfas....

Hydrangea Herbal Remedies

Hydrangea root is one of the most effective remedies for kidney and bladder stones--for eliminating them as well as preventing their formation in people who are susceptible. Hydrangea has a taste of PUNGENT, SWEET and a temperature of WARM.

Bonemeal - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Bonemeal is a product created from the waste resulting from the slaughter of animals, especially beef cattle, by meat processors. It is a white powder made by grinding either raw or steamed animal bos....

Cranberry Herbal Remedies

Cranberries have a long history of use in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice has been proven effective in bladder infections by acidifying the urine and rendering the bacteria unable to adhere to the bladder lining. The juice has also been used for kidney stones (and their prevention) and chronic urethritis. Cranberry helps deodorize the urine and is useful for incontinence. Cranberry has a taste of SOUR, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.

Bladder Infection - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Bladder infection, also called cystitis, refers to infection and inflammation of the urinary bladder. Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the passageway that connects the bladder ws....

Skunk Cabbage Herbal Remedies

Skunk cabbage is a well-known antispasmodic used for asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough. Skunk Cabbage has a taste of ACRID and a temperature of HOT.

Homeopathy for Urinary Bladder Infections

Homeopathy are a natural and effective treatment for urinary bladder infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs), helping to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrent episodes.

South Beach Diet - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The South Beach diet is a three-phase, carbohydrate-restrictive diet. It emphasizes foods that are low on the glycemic index (GI) and low in saturated fat, such as lean meats, vegetables, cheeses, nut....

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