Cordyceps, also known as winterworm summerherb, is one precious herbal medicine, because of its many known benefits and high medicinal value. In modern medicine, cordyceps is also used commonly to treat Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Get an overview of Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidneys are remarkable excretory organs that can eliminate metabolic wastes and toxins from the body. Besides cleansing blood, kidneys also have some other functions such as regulating blood pressure and maintaining electrolyte balance.
CKD is one condition that kidneys fail to work gradually. During this progress, more and more symptoms and discomforts occur to threaten patients’ overall health. Anemia, low immunity, swelling, proteinuria, fatigue, high blood pressure, etc, all are commonly seen in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
How does cordyceps help treat CKD?
Many chemical constituents in cordyceps have known health promoting benefits. If you happen to have kidney disease, you may get the following benefits from this herbal medicine.
1. Regulate immune system
Cordyceps can make your immune system in the best state by increasing immune cells, strengthening the function of phagocyte and killer cells. Meanwhile, it can also inhibit some immune cells’ function.
2. Ease fatigue
Through improving the energy of mitochondrial, cordyceps can make the body fight against cold better and ease fatigue. Also, it is able to prompt the formation of red blood cells that can transport enough blood and oxygen to various organs.
3. Lower cholesterol and triglycerides level
This benefit is good to improve the level of high-density lipoprotein, so as to reduce the risk for atherosclerosis.
4. Improve blood circulation
Abnormal blood circulation often occurs along with kidney disease. In this condition, cordyceps is a good choice, because it can improve the ability of marrow to produce blood platelets, red blood cells and white cells.
What’s more, the biggest benefit of cordyceps for Chronic Kidney Disease patients is that it can help slow the progress of kidney disease, improve kidney function and reduce kidney damage. Therefore, this herbal medicine is indeed beneficial for most kidney patients.
Does this mean all kidney patients can use this medicine?
Of course not, if you have autoimmune disease such as Lupus Nephritis and SLE, you may be recommended to avoid it. This is because it can make your immune system to become more active that could increase the symptoms of autoimmune disease. (For this reason, you had better to consult your doctor or our online doctor to determine its safety and effect before using it.)