Kidney Failure Cause, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment


Kidneys work in a very systemic way. Kidneys are structured to refine waste and extra fluids including toxic substances from the body and systematically return glucose, hormones, vitamins, and many other essential vital substances back into the bloodstream. Millions of people around the world are suffering from various kidney diseases including most common to most menacing like kidney failure. This risk is due in part to high rates of diabetes and high blood pressure. Untreated kidney diseases may lead to kidney failure. In short, you cannot live without kidneys. 90% of people are unaware of and are living without knowing they have this condition. After reading this article thoroughly you will get to know the causes, symptoms, ayurvedic aspects, and ayurvedic treatment protocol for kidney diseases.


Kidney diseases are an inscription to the number of kidney disorders like- renal colic, polycystic kidney, renal calculus (stones), pyelonephritis, cystinosis, IgA Nephropathy, renal fusion, ectopic kidney, amyloidosis, etc, and some rare kidney diseases. Long-term kidney problems can also lead to urinary and other adjacent organs inflammation, infection, and dysfunction. Along with diabetic and high BP patients, heart patients and obese people are also at risk of developing kidney problems.

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According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately one-third of people with diabetes have kidney disease.
Two main types of kidney diseases are

  • Acute kidney disease
  • Chronic kidney disease (5 stages)

Acute kidney problems when not diagnosed and treated timely, convert into chronic kidney diseases and ultimately can lead to kidney failure.

Ayurvedic  Aspect

As per the ayurvedic concept, Vrik (kidneys) is considered the most important component of Mutrveh Strotas (Renal system). Any disbalance in tridoshas leads to disturbance in kidney functions which ultimately hinders the normal functioning of the whole renal system. The main cause of prakop (provoke) of doshas is practicing unhealthy food habits and lifestyle. Various kidney diseases are detailed by the acharyas including – Vrik granthi (nephroblastoma), Vrik arbud (kidney tumor), Vrik shoth (acute pyelitis), Vrik vidridhi ( pyonephritis), Vrik shool (renal colic) and many more.  For particular kidney disease, different samprapti (pathogenesis) have been very clearly defined by the acharyas in Vedas. According to the predominance of doshas in Mutrveh Strotas and Basti Pradesh (renal and urinary system), the Rog ( diseases) vary.


Causes for kidney disease are discrete as well as indefinite. These causes are the factors that can also increase the risk of kidney disease.

According to National Kidney Foundation, two main and most common causes of kidney disease are –

  • Diabetes (unmanaged and chronic)
  • High blood pressure

People with kidney disease usually have one or both of the above-mentioned health conditions, Along with some of the following listed causes –

  • Cardiovascular (heart) diseases
  • Genetic
  • Infection
  • Old age
  • Glomerulonephritis (inflammation in kidneys causing renal failure)
  • Prolonged and frequent use of certain medications
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Autoimmune kidney diseases (can cause kidney failure)
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Uncontrolled systemic diseases
  • Hyper parathyroid
  • Unforeseen causes


At the early stage, the patient might have few symptoms and might not realize any flaw until their condition gets worse and symptoms are advanced. Symptoms can be general and also iffy (doubtful).

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling in extremities
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Urine excretion problems
  • Dry and itchy skin
  • The metallic taste of food


Diagnosis can be made by assessing the symptoms, but to confirm the diagnosis and detect the degree of disease some tests are conducted as follows –

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Imaging (USG, CT scan)
  • Kidney tissue sample
  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  • eGFR


Long-term kidney diseases patients may experience certain complications that can hinder    their daily lifestyle –

  • Depression
  • Liver failure
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Bone weakness
  • Fluid retention


Treatment is determined based on the cause and extent of symptoms. The doctor may use one or other method from the following –

  1. Medications for – Symptomatic treatment of causes with the medicines and medications to control high levels of diabetes and high blood pressure
  2. DialysisNational Kidney Foundation presumes that a person on dialysis can expect to live for 5 to 10 years on average. Considering the age, stage of disease, and other factors.
  3. Kidney transplant (in case of end-stage kidney failure)

In Ayurveda, it is believed that Vedic chants are capable of managing all types of kidney disorders and overcoming dialysis by seeking nature power (sun, moon, etc). These mantras are from Atharva Veda. This powerful mantra therapy has astounding results when chanted with full belief and acceptance.

Mantra is

Vidma sarasya pitaram parjanyam satavrsnyam ten ate tanve (3) – esan karam prthivyan te nisecanam bahiste—astu baliti||1||

Vidma sarasya pitaram parjanyam satavrsnyam ten ate tanve (3) – esan karam prthivyan te nisecanam bahiste—astu baliti||2||

Vidma sarasya pitaram parjanyam satavrsnyam ten ate tanve (3) – esan karam prthivyan te nisecanam bahiste—astu baliti||3||

Vidma sarasya pitaram parjanyam satavrsnyam ten ate tanve (3) – esan karam prthivyan te nisecanam bahiste—astu baliti||4||

Vidma sarasya pitaram parjanyam satavrsnyam ten ate tanve (3) – esan karam prthivyan te nisecanam bahiste—astu baliti||5||

Yadan tresu gavinyor yad vastavadhi samsrutam | eva te mutram mucyatam bahirbaliti sarvakam||6||

Pra te bhinadmi mehanam vartram vesantya – iva | eva te mutram mucyatam bahirbaliti sarvakam ||7||

Visitan te vasti bilam samudrasyo dadhe riva | eva te mutram mucyatam bahirbaliti sarvakam||8||

Yathesuka parapata dava srstadhi dhanavana: | eva te mutram mucyatam bahirbaliti sarvakam||9||

The patient can recite these 9 mantras while on dialysis. We, ayurvedic practitioners, have huge regard for the acharyas who gave us medical astrology as a resource

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Diseases by Planet Ayurveda

Treatment protocol for kidney diseases primarily includes maintaining normal health of kidneys with herbal tonics and following a favorable diet and lifestyle. Secondly, treatment for specific diseases includes various mediums depending on the prakriti of each individual. For side effect-free kidney disease management, contact our ayurvedic doctors without any iffy. Planet Ayurveda is a herbal medicines manufacturing company whose all remedies are 100% pure and are formed under the guidance of talented MD doctors. Medicines here are made without additives and other harmful chemicals, so we can proudly say that we treat you herbally and naturally for various health conditions without any side effects. Planet Ayurveda also launched Revive Kidney Pack for the maintenance of normal kidney health and to overcome any deformity in its functioning and anatomy.

Revive Kidney Pack (RKP)

Ingredients list

  • Mutrakrichantak Churna
  • Rencure Formula
  • Varunadi Vati
  • Punarnava Mandur
  • Chandanadi Vati

Herbal remedies for Kidney Failure

Ayurvedic treatment for Kidney Failure

Ingredients Description

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna

This is a polyherbal powder supplement, specially prepared for the health of kidneys and the whole renal system. It includes classical extracts of herbs like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), and roots of Varun (Crataeva nurvala).

Dosage – A daily half hour or one hour after breakfast and dinner, boil 1 teaspoon of this powder in 400 ml of water until it remains approx 40-50 ml. Sieve the water and drink it like tea.

2. Rencure  Formula

This herbal formulation is prepared from Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Palaash (Butea monosperma),and  Kaasni (Chicorium intybus) protects the kidneys from further damage by balancing water excretion and reabsorption. It naturally regenerates kidney cells and is prescribed by doctors along with other health supplements for fantastic results.

Dosage –  Take 1-2 capsules two times a day with lukewarm water after meals.

3. Varunadi Vati

These amazing vatis are prepared with Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Shudh guggul (Comniphora mukul), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), and most important ingredient Varun (Crataeva nurvala). It acts as a natural antibiotic and detoxifies the body which is a great help in the recovery of kidneys. It reduces pus cells and microorganisms in the renal system.

Dosage – Take 2 tablets 3 times a day after meals.

4. Punarnava Mandur

This single herbal formulation of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) successfully recovers kidney problems and very effectively deals with other health conditions by enhancing body functions. It helps in maintaining blood volume and heart functions normal which helps in kidney functioning and overall maintenance.

Dosage – Take 2 tablets 3 times a day after meals

5. Chandanadi Vati

This classical formulation is prepared with various ingredients such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), Chandan (Santalum album), and many more herbs. It is very effective in treating kidney problems by balancing the vaat and pitta doshas. Which ultimately brings the health and functioning of the organ to normal condition. Its cooling properties help in reducing inflammation and burning sensations in the kidneys and urinary system.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily after meals with warm water.


It is important to stay as healthy as possible and protect the kidneys. You might live with one kidney but maintaining its health is also necessary to avoid further damage. Early detection might stop kidney disease from progressing to kidney failure. Ayurvedic medicines are very effective in managing such kidney problems. So adopt ayurvedic methods and consult our ayurvedic doctors for better results. For any queries contact us at

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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