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Korean ginseng helps in preventing and treating kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is also known as kidney tumors. This type of cancer can be found in one or both kidneys of the individual. People get this type of cancer when healthy cells in one or both kidneys are growing uncontrollably, and they form a mass of cells. The tumor is exactly what we have said previously (a small mass of cells). Based on the severity of this disease, kidney cancer can be malignant or benign.

The cure rate of this disease is generally increased with the help of some natural home remedies. When someone has a malignant kidney tumor, then it can grow and spread to other parts of the kidneys. When someone has a benign kidney tumor, then it grows in one or both kidneys, but it does not spread to other parts of the body. Those people who have kidney cancer suffer from one of these types. There are a few cases when the benign tumor can be converted into a malignant tumor as this disease progresses.

This type of cancer is classified into different types, which are based on the presence of tumors in specific parts. The most common types of kidney cancer are Wilms tumor, Sarcoma, transitional cell carcinoma, and Renal cell carcinoma. Men have kidney cancer more often compared to women [1].

There are some studies which are shown that kidney cancer is the 7th most common cancer in men and 10th most common cancer in women all around the world. If you suffer from kidney cancer, then you must talk with your doctor about the best natural treatment for you.

15 Kidney cancer natural treatment

Increase fluid intake

You need to increase your fluid intake because it can help to cleanse the excess toxins that are present in the body. In most cases, juices like organic honey in water and lemon juice can help to remove heavy metals from the body. Juices can help to remove toxins from your body, and also they can provide essential minerals and nutrients which are required by our body for kidney cancer cure.

Epsom salt

It is known that this natural cure can help to improve the overall functions of your kidneys by removing the waste and toxins from your kidneys. If you are suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, then you should talk with your doctor before you start using Epsom salt as your natural treatment for kidney cancer.

Echinacea flower

The Echinacea flower has been used as a natural treatment for kidney cancer. It can help to cleanse the kidneys from the cadmium, and it has an anti-inflammatory effect on your body. You can use this herb in the form of tablets which are found in the medical shops for getting rid of the pain from kidney cancer. [2]

Baking soda

There are many people who do not believe that simple baking soda can be a very effective natural treatment for kidney cancer, but studies are believed that baking soda can do it. Physicians are recommending baking soda as a natural treatment for kidney cancer, and medical professionals are also saying that baking soda can help to delay the need for dialysis treatment.

Quit smoking

If you suffer from kidney cancer and you are a smoker, then you should stop smoking [3].

Korean Ginseng

For thousands of years, the roots of Korean ginseng have been known as beneficial for health and longevity. There are many studies in which it is said that Korean ginseng plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of kidney cancer.

This natural cure can enhance the function of your immune system. There was laboratory research in which it is said that Korean ginseng can directly inhibit the growth of kidney tumors, and it can be considered an effective home remedy for kidney cancer.

Korean ginseng has a chemical component that can increase blood pressure. People who are taking medications for blood pressure should talk with their doctor before they start using Korean ginseng as their natural treatment for kidney cancer. [4,5,6]

Natural treatments for kidney cancer

Lowering blood pressure

Those people who suffer from kidney cancer and who have high blood pressure should talk with their doctors about lowering their levels of blood pressure. [3]

Vitamin D3

One of the most common risk factors for developing kidney cancer is Vitamin D3 deficiency. It is known that Vitamin D is required for healthy immune function, but there are many studies which are shown that the deficiency in Vitamin D is on the rise, especially in older people. You can find Vitamin D3 as a supplement form, but also there are many foods that have it, such as mushrooms, eggs, cod liver oil, fish oil, sardines, salmon, and dairy products. There are rare cases when people have overdosed on Vitamin D3, but there are some cases that have occurred after taking doses upwards of 5,000 IU daily. Those people who are taking diuretics should talk with their doctors before they start using Vitamin D3 because this supplement can interfere with these medications. The latest studies are said that Vitamin D should always be taken with Vitamin K for the best results. [7]


This is a very effective home remedy for kidney cancer. You can include 3 Reishi tablets per day which should be 3 gm. There are some studies in which it is said that this natural treatment can encourage the generation of protective immune system elements. [8]


This is an ancient herb that can be used as a natural treatment for kidney cancer. This herb is used for kidney cancer therapy by taking it with lots of fluids because this can increase the flow of urine in order to keep away kidney stones or diseases of the lower urinary tract [9]. Also, it can help to reduce the size of kidney tumors, and it can give relief to patients from the unbearable pain in their kidneys due to the tumor’s malignant growth.

Maintaining a healthy body weight

It is very important to maintain a healthy body weight because it can help you to reduce your chances of getting kidney cancer. [3]


This is one of the most common weeds which has diuretic properties. It can help to flush the kidneys’ urinary tract by increasing urine output. This natural cure has a positive impact on the renal system and kidneys.

This natural cure is referred to as an effective home remedy for kidney cancer because it is rich in silica. This is an essential component that is used to support the connective tissues, and it can inhibit the growth of tumors in the body. You can consume horsetail in the form of tea or in capsule form as your natural treatment for kidney cancer. [10]


Astralagus is a very used home remedy for kidney cancer, and it has been proven that it is useful to people who suffer from many different types of kidney cancer. This herb is well – known kidney restorer, but also it is one of the best anti-tumor building herbs [11]. You can find astralagus in the form of tinctures, capsules, and tablets.

It is recommended to use 500 – 1000 mg of astralagus 3 times per day because it can help to prevent metastasizing. But also, there are other doctors who are recommending 250 – 500 mg standardized extract, up to four times per day. This is a reason why you should always talk with your doctor about the proper dosage before you add astralagus as your natural treatment for kidney cancer.

Cat’s claw

One of the most common natural cures which are used as a treatment for kidney cancer is the cat’s claw. This natural cure is mainly used to cure stomach ulcers, fever and inflammation.

It can help to boost your immune system, and also it can prevent kidney cancer and improve kidney health. You should make it with a cat’s claw, and you should drink this tea two or three times a day.

Also, the cat’s claw tincture is a very effective home remedy for kidney cancer. You should dilute the recommended cat’s claw dosage in half a cup of fresh water, and you should add one teaspoon of lemon juice. This natural treatment for kidney cancer is effective, and it is advisable for people who are not simultaneously taking insulin for the symptoms of diabetes. [12]


This is a very popular antioxidant for the kidneys. It has antioxidants that can cause the cancer cells to self–terminate in laboratory animals [13]. The antioxidants are known as tanshinone IIA. Dahsen drug is not yet readily available, but the dahsen extract can be found through herbal stockists and practitioners. This natural cure has side effects on heart medications, so this is a reason why you should talk with your doctor before you start using dahsen as your natural treatment for kidney cancer.


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Dr. Emil Sarsath (aka) Vijila, a licensed naturopathic doctor (BSMS) who always ensures his patients receive compassionate, and individualized care. He has extensive experience in primary care, digestive health, mental health, nervous system disorder and more.Area of Expertise – Naturopathic Medicine, Whole Foods-based Nutrition, Siddha, Panchakarma.She is always available through [email protected]


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