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The Eight Best Chinese Herbs for Kidneys Health

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the kidneys are considered one of the most vital organs in the body and are believed to play a fundamental role in overall health.


Chinese herbs have a long history of use and rich medicinal forms in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to support kidney health and address various kidney-related conditions. These herbs are believed to nourish and balance Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang, as well as improve the overall functioning of the kidneys. Here are some Chinese herbs commonly used to support kidney health:


1. Rehmannia Root (Shu Di Huang/Foti):

Rehmannia also known as Shu Di Huang/Foti, which is often used to tonify the kidneys and nourish Yin. It's a fundamental herb for kidney deficiency patterns.


2. Goji Berries (Gou Qi Zi):

Goji berries are known for their ability to strengthen the kidneys and nourish Yin. They are often used in teas or soups.


3. Cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao):

Cordyceps is believed to tonify both the kidneys and the lungs, making it valuable for respiratory and kidney health.


4. Astragalus (Huang Qi):

Astragalus is an immune-boosting herb that can help support kidney function, especially in cases of kidney deficiency.


5. Nettle (Xun Ma):

Nephritis and urticaria are related. Nettle is often used in Chinese medicine to promote kidney health by nourishing Yin and helping to clear excess heat.


6. Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong):

Eucommia bark is commonly used to strengthen the lower back and knees, making it a good choice for kidney health.


7. Fo-Ti (He Shou Wu):

Fo-Ti is often used to tonify the kidneys and liver and is believed to promote longevity.


8. Dendrobium (Shi Hu):

Dendrobium is used to nourish Yin and clear heat, and it can be beneficial for kidney Yin deficiency.


It's important to note that Chinese herbal medicine is highly individualized, and the choice of herbs and formulations may vary based on a person's specific condition and constitution. Before using Chinese herbs for kidney health, it is advisable to consult with a qualified TCM physician which can create a customized herbal formula for you.


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