Creatinine levels measure the amount of waste products in your bloodstream or urine. These levels are used to detect how well the kidneys are working to remove this waste from the system. High levels of creatinine usually mean that the kidneys are not working properly and that waste has accumulated in the system. There are other factors that can contribute to high creatinine levels. They are side effects of medications or some herbs, high meat consumption and diabetes, all of which put a strain on the kidneys. Fortunately, there are herbs available that can help lower those levels.
Stinging Nettle Seed
A study published in the Journal of The American Herbalist Guild, noted that patients who were given stinging nettle seed extract showed a significant decrease in their serum creatinine levels while they were taking the extract and that the effect lasted well after they stopped taking the extract. Stinging nettle seed is possibly the most effective herb available that has been shown to lower these levels.
Cinnamon is a common household spice that helps regulate blood sugar. It has also been used to treat kidney problems especially in diabetics with kidney disorders. Cinnamon helps to enhance the filtration process and to strengthen weak kidneys and thus increases the evacuation rate of creatinine.
Siberian Ginseng is often used with cinnamon to revitalize the kidneys and to lower creatinine levels. It is known to be very helpful in treating kidney disorders by stimulating the circulation to the kidneys.
Dandelion root is known as an herbal diuretic. Diuretics can help inactive kidneys by increasing urination. This increases the output of the kidneys and will dilute the amount of creatinine in the body by increasing the output of the urinary waste at a faster rate.
Researchers have used salvia on patients who were on dialysis for kidney failure and found that it increased the rate of which creatinine was filtered and evacuated from the body. They also noticed that it enhanced the circulation to the kidneys as well.
A high creatinine level is not a problem itself but may be a symptom of an underlying medical problem. It is important that you consult a doctor for proper treatment of the condition. If a high protein diet is the problem then the diet should be modified. It is important that you drink lots of water to help evacuate your system.These herbal treatments are suggested to help lower the creatinine levels in the body and are not a cure to reverse kidney failure.