Kidney/Bladder Disease

Natural and herbal remedy recipes for treating kidney and bladder disease

Kidney/Bladder Disease


Kidney deficiency is the cause of many illnesses and over 80% of people have certain degree of kidney deficiency. Cold hands and feet, lack of energy, ringing in the ears, sexual dysfunction, joint pain, menstrual disorder, prostate problems, back pain, hearing impairment, premature aging, incontinent are some typical examples. 

Winter time is the best season to preserve and promote kidney health. Eating black color food such as black beans is good for kidney. Salty taste can benefit kidney but too much can damage kidney too. Kidney stones are formed by buildup of substances which crystallized into stone-like deposits. Diets high in protein and lack of exercise will result in severe overall net calcium loss and increase calcium presented to the kidneys. Western doctors’ advice in reducing the burden and workload of kidney is by eating a diet low in meat, high in carbohydrate, restricted salt and drink plenty of water to dissolve smaller stones. And by avoiding peanut, chestnut, soy, asparagus, spinach, corn and egg and eating more celery, apple, pear and beans.

The symptoms of kidney infection are sore throat, fever, lower back pain, tiredness, fatigue, thirst and loss of appetite. When there is edema, the volume of urine decreases and so is the blood pressure. Infections of the urinary tract are more common in females than males. It could be due to poor hygiene or food allergy. Bacteria grow more easily in alkaline than in acid urine and vitamin C can promote acid urine and also improve immunity.

The food treatment for kidney infection should include a low-sodium and high protein diet such as fish, meat, egg and soy products. Water intake should be increased. Diuretic foods such as watermelon, winter melon, black bean, broad bean, see qua, and small red bean are effective in expelling dampness. Corn silk and corn kernel cook with water to make tea can alleviate urinary track or bladder infection. Grape juice can treat female urinary track infection. Avoid spicy foods, garlic and chive.

The other kidney dysfunctions include frequent urination, nephritis, leucorrhagia in women, and nocturnal emission and spermatorrhea in men.

According to Chinese medicine, kidney problems are caused by yang deficiency, spleen and heart deficiency. Emission is induced by excessive fire due to yin deficiency, weakness of kidney qi or the descent of heat-dampness. Treatments include nourishing kidney yin, removing fire, clearing heat and dissipating dampness.


All Kidney and Bladder Recipes:

Melons Peel and Corn Silk Tea (5601)

Improve kidney functions

Six Kernels Tea (5602)

Treat prostate infection with difficulty in urination

Coin Grass Tea (5603)

Treat kidney stone

Uplifting Kidney 5 Herbs Tea (5604)

Uplift stomach and kidney energy

Diuretic Tea (5605)

Treat kidney deficiency with scanty urine

Peanut and Date Drink (5606)

Treat kidney infection

Fish and Herbs Soup (5607)

Treat chronic kidney infection

Mutton and Herbs Soup (5608)

Treat nephritis or kidney-yang deficiency manifested as weak knees and limbs, anemia

Frog and Herbs Soup (5609)

Treat proteinuria with whitish or milky urine

Chinese Yam, Chestnut and Cow Tendon Soup (5610)

Treat excessive urine and loose bowel

Du Jung & Chicken Kidney Soup (5611)

Treat kidney yang deficiency with weak legs and lack of energy

Cordyceps and Quail Soup (5612)

Treat kidney qi deficiency - manifested in constipation, water retention and low energy

Abalone and Chicken Soup (5613)

Treat kidney qi deficiency manifested in low energy and water retention

Lamb Kidney Soup (5614)

Treat kidney deficiency manifested as frequent urination, leucorrhagia in women and nocturnal emission in men

Asian Carp and Herbs Soup (5615)

Treat chronic kidney infection with swollen limbs and face, whitish urine

Job's Tears, Gingko and Pig Bladder Soup (5616)

Treat difficulty in passing water, too much or too little urine

Fox Nut Rice Pudding (5617)

Treat frequent urination especially at night, enuresis, whitish and turbid urine, nocturnal emission, leucorrhagia