Can burdock root, or its extract, help lower high creatinine and BUN level? If you are familiar with herbal medicine, you may know the medicine that has the property of diuretic or antioxidant is good to reduce elevated creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN). Does burdock root conform to this requirement?
Burdock root can be used as both vegetable and herbal medicine. At present, people in Taiwan have eaten it as vegetable for many years, because of its numerous health benefits. For people with high creatinine and BUN level, their kidney filtering system is more likely to become abnormal. Here, burdock root may be helpful via three aspects.
1. Protect residual kidney function: This herb is rich in carotene that is one kind of antioxidant. Antioxidant can inhibit inflammatory reaction within kidneys and prevent further kidney damage. In addition, burdock glucoside and burdock phenol in this herb have the effect of treating chronic glomerulonephritis, which is one common cause of high creatinine and BUN level.
2. Expand blood vessels: Less blood flow through kidneys is one cause of low glomerular filtration rate, so when the blood flow increases, kidneys can filter out more waste products. The burdock glucoside is good to dilate blood vessels and lower high blood pressure.
3. Relax the bowels: Burdock root contains rich dietary fiber that can help the peristalsis of large intestine, so as to lower high cholesterol, reduce the build up of toxins and waste in the body and treat constipation.
In addition, burdock can also help control blood glucoses, fight against bacteria, improve the body circulation and boost metabolism. From this point, burdock root indeed can do something for lowering high creatinine and BUN. However, not all patients can take it, because consuming it blindly may cause some side effects. If you want to use burdock root to control your creatinine and BUN level, you can contact the doctor online to ask some suggestions.