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Superiority of Ayurveda & Nephrology
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Many modern doctor friends consider my posts bigoted and fanatic as I am firm on my stand that Ayurveda in its purest form is the supreme science of life. 🙂
 
Contrary to long-held beliefs, a new study shows that kidneys have the capacity to regenerate themselves.

One more example from Nephrology (The branch of medicine concerned with the kidney) .
 
May 16, 2014 : One year old news from Standford’s Stem cell institute says that adult kidneys constantly grow and remodel themselves, and how they do it. 
 
“The kidney, incredibly, rejuvenates itself and continues to generate specialized kidney cells all the time.”
 
What they call this? “These are basic findings that have direct implications for kidney disease and kidney regeneration”
 
So this is just a basic from modern science.
 
On the other hand, vivid description of Kidney regeneration is well documented in ancient Ayurvedic texts. Not only that, there are herbs and procedures mentioned to accelerate Kidney regeneration in acute conditions. Without side effects :). It is popularly known as PUNARNAVA. (Unlike modern nephrologists who will prescribe you all unnecessary side effects!)
 
For more details, you can read below paper where sample drug is discussed.
 
1) Mishra J, Singh R. The effect of indigenous drug Boerhaavia diffusa on kidney regeneration. Indian J Pharmacol.
 
2) Book : The Kidney & Its Regeneration Singh, R.H. & Udupa, K.N.
 
All those who doubt Ayurveda and its efficacy, must read this book too:
 
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=-q45EZEfz0sC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Adult kidneys constantly grow, remodel themselves, study finds

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2014/06/adult-kidneys-constantly-grow.html

“These are basic findings that have direct implications for kidney disease and kidney regeneration,” said Yuval Rinkevich, PhD, the lead author of the paper and a postdoctoral scholar at the institute.

The findings were published online May 15 in Cell Reports.

It has long been thought that kidney cells didn’t reproduce much once the organ was fully formed. The new research shows that the kidneys are regenerating and repairing themselves throughout life.

“This research tells us that the kidney is in no way a static organ,” said Benjamin Dekel, MD, PhD, a senior author of the paper and associate professor of pediatrics at Sackler, as well as head of the Pediatric Stem Cell Research Institute at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel. “The kidney, incredibly, rejuvenates itself and continues to generate specialized kidney cells all the time.”

Clinical efficacy of Gokshura-Punarnava Basti in the management of microalbuminuria in diabetes mellitus

Microalbuminuria is the strong predictor of diabetic nephropathy, which is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Microalbuminuria is also characterized by increased prevalence of arterial hypertension, proliferative retinopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. The study was planned to evaluate the effect of Gokshura-Punarnava Basti in the management of microalbuminuria in DM (Madhumeha). Eligible diabetic patients with urine albumin excretion between 30 and 300 mg in 24 h were randomly divided into two groups. Asthapana Basti (decoction enema) of Gokshura and Punarnava Kwatha (decoction), Kalka (paste), Taila (medicated oil), Madhu (honey), and Saindhava (rock salt) for 6 consecutive days and Anuvasana (unctuous enema) of Gokshura-Punarnava Taila on 1st and 8th day by traditional Basti Putaka method was given in study group. Tablet Enalapril 5 mg, twice daily for 30 days was given to the patients in control group. The primary outcome measures were percentage change in the presenting complaints of diabetes, urine microalbumin, Blood Sugar Level (BSL), and Blood Pressure (BP). Enalapril showed 33.33% improvement, where as Gokshura-Punarnava Basti showed 79.59% improvement in the presenting complaints of diabetes, urine microalbumin, BSL and BP. Gokshura-Punarnava Basti has shown superior results in the management of microalbuminuria in DM as compared to control drug.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665195/

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