The use of medicinal plants for the treatment of diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract has a long history. However, there was a period when they were used by doctors is not enough. In recent years, the well-forgotten old tradition regained its position. Medicinal plants are increasingly used as therapeutic agents appointed physicians, nephrologists and urologists.
Natural resources and their benefits
Their advantage compared to synthetic drugs are obvious. First is the absence of complications and undesirable side effects. Second, a wide scope for maneuver, which provides a rich choice of plants have different effects. However, one can argue that herbs can cure any disease - they are not a panacea.
Priority use of medicinal plants is determined by the nature of the pathological changes, the phase of the disease and the presence of complications.
One of the rules of herbal medicine
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It can be formulated as a principle of her testimony and priority. Guided by this principle should be to define the role of medicinal plants at a certain stage of the disease. It may be the main, auxiliary and parity. The second principle of herbal medicine - the principle of its individuality.
In Germany kanefron it produced since 1934. This period of the drug shows its effectiveness. Kanefron - combined preparation plant. In its composition includes centaury (Herba Centaurii), lovage (Radix Levistici), rosemary (Folia Rosmarini), rosehip (Fructus Cynosbati).
Substances which are included in the drug have antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory effect on the urogenital tract, reduce the permeability of the capillaries of the kidneys, have a diuretic effect, improve kidney function, potentiation of antibacterial therapy.
Thus, in grass centaury present alkaloids, flavonoid compounds, bitter glycosides, phenolic acids. The rosehip peel contains large amounts of ascorbic acid, organic acids, a lot of sugar, pectin acids, organic acids (citric and malic), and carotene. As part of lovage are essential oils, phenol carboxylic acids, phthalides. Rosemary contains rosmarinic acid, essential oils and flavonoids.
Various kanefron action on the body is due to its composition of essential oils
Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?
(lovage, rosemary), phenol carbonic acids (rosemary, lovage, centaury) phthalide (lovage), bitterness (centaury).
Kanefron diuretic effect due to a combination of different entry points for drugs. Essential oils dilates blood vessels of the kidneys, which helps to improve blood supply to the renal epithelium, as well as have an impact on the function of the epithelium of the renal tubules. This is manifested primarily in reducing the reabsorption of Na + and appropriate amounts of water. Diuretic action fenilkarbonovyh acids explained osmotic effect. The principle of operation is that if it enters the lumen of the renal tubules they create high osmotic pressure (suckback these drugs are not exposed), and significantly reduces the reabsorption of water and ions Na +.
Inflammation and impact kanefron
Due to the excretion of excess fluid and sodium salts kanefron
Kanefron - indispensable for kidney disease
reduces blood pressure. Herbal diuretics are somewhat weaker and slower than modern synthetic drugs, but they are more forgiving.
As is known, the main signs of inflammation associated with the action of mediators of inflammation (bradykinin, prostaglandins, histamine, serotonin and others). The anti-inflammatory properties kanefron mainly provided through rosmarinic acid and related to the inhibition of the synthesis of inflammatory mediators or slowing their release and activation.
Plants composed kanefron
All herbs belonging to the kanefron contain substances (fenolkarbolovye acids, essential oils, etc.) that have antimicrobial activity. It should be emphasized broad antimicrobial spectrum of medicinal plants and their activity in resistant synthetic drugs microflora. The advantage of these medicinal plants is a combination of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is particularly valuable in chronic processes in the urinary tract. It was established that kanefron increases the excretion of uric acid salts
Uric acid - a normal level?
. This side of the action is only partly linked to the diuretic effect and is quite specific. Increased excretion of uric acid prevents the precipitation of crystals in the urinary tract, the growth of existing and formation of new stones. It was also noted that the drug alkaline urine if it sharply acidic with urate nephrolithiasis, and keeps it within 6, 2-6, 8, which also prevents the formation of uric acid stones.
Antispasmodic effect kanefron due to flavonoids. Pharmacologically proven kanefron effect on kidney tubular device clearly shows that urinary protein excretion due to the previously transferred pathological processes that damage the tubular device is significantly reduced.
Thus, herbal preparation kanefron has a broad spectrum of action, although in our study we considered only the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and diuretic activity.
However, according to available data, kanefron widely used in renal failure, proteinuria, and interstitial nephritis. Kanefron shows a large group of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases: pyelonephritis, cystitis. It should be administered to patients with urate nephrolithiasis, as well as a discharge of small stones after shock wave lithotripsy.
Side effects and complications of the application of this preparation for 4, 6 and 8 weeks was observed. Thus, the drug can be recommended for children and adults, it is also assigned to pregnant women suffering from inflammatory diseases of the urinary system.