Pareira Brava 5X, Cantharis 3X, Terebenthina 5X, Apis 3X, Belladonna 7X,
Kidneys 6C, Uva Ursi 280 mg, Corn Silk 220 mg, Juniper 220 mg, Peppermint
200 mg, Dandelion 150 mg, Zinc 10 mg, Silicon 500mcg, Selenium 60 mcg, Tin
(trace), Vanadium (trace), Lithium (trace), Molybdenum (trace).
Anatomy of the Kidneys
The kidneys are bean-shaped organs that keep the
composition of the blood balanced, regulate the amount of fluid in the
body, help to control blood pressure, and also produce hormones that are
important for blood and bone formation. These organs are located on either
side of the lower back just below the rib cage. Together with the bladder,
two ureters, and the urethra, the kidneys make up the body's urinary
system. Human beings, as well as members of all other vertebrate species,
typically have two kidneys. Kidneys are dark red in color and in adult
humans are about 10 to 12 cm long and about 5 to 7 cm wide.
Structure of the Kidneys
The outside layer of the kidney is called the
cortex. Beneath the cortex lies the medulla, containing pyramids, which
are formed of microscopic tubules. At the center of the kidney is a cavity
called the renal pelvis.
The production of urine is a complex process. It is
far from being a simple removal of water from the body, rather it is a
process of selective filtration that removes waste and potential toxins
from the blood while retaining essential molecules. Blood enters the
kidneys by the renal artery and is processed in tiny tubes called nephrons
and returned to circulation through the renal veins. The substances that
are filtered are turned into urine, composed of 95% water, 2.5% urea, 2.5%
mixture of minerals, salt, hormones and enzymes. Urine is then collected
in the central part of the kidney and passes through the ureters to the
bladder. When the bladder is full of urine, it is emptied from the body
through the urethra. Approximately 180 liters of blood moves through the
two kidneys every day, about 1.5 liters of urine are produced.
Other Function of the Kidneys
In addition to cleaning the blood, the kidneys
regulate the amount of water contained in the blood. ADH (Vasopressin) is
an anti-diuretic hormone produced in the hypothalamus and stored in the
pituitary gland. When the amount of salt and other substances in the blood
becomes too high, the pituitary glands release ADH into the bloodstream
and to the kidneys. This increases the permeability of the walls of the
renal tubules, helping to reabsorb more water into the blood stream. The
kidneys also adjust the body's acid-base balance to prevent acidosis and
Another function of the kidneys is the processing of
vitamin D. The kidneys convert this vitamin to an active form that
stimulates bone development.
Diseases of the kidney range from mild infection to
life-threatening kidney failure. The most common form of kidney disease is
an inflammation of the kidneys. Kidney stones are crystallized minerals
that sometimes obstruct the flow of urine and damage the kidneys.
Nephrotic syndrome is a disorder that affects the ability of the glomeruli
(filtering units) to retain protein in the blood. Proteins are excreted
through the urine, creating a protein deficiency that leads to fluid
retention leading to swelling of different parts of the body, as well as
weight gain from the excess fluid.
Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys are no longer
able to keep the blood balanced. In acute kidney failure, symptoms include
swelling, drowsiness, and irregular heartbeat. In chronic kidney failure,
symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, cramps and thirst.
Urinary tract infections are health problems that
are caused by kidney damage, various urinary infections, sexual contact
and kidney stones.
Växa's Kidney Formula and the Urinary System
Kidney function is often given little attention by
therapists other than suggesting the occasional diuretic. Växa's Kidney
Formula uses herbs known by herbalists to nutritionally support the
kidneys and urinary system, providing more options than the simple
increase in diuresis. It is a composition of different plants that have a
beneficial impact upon the human urinary system. This formula maintains
health in the urinary system.
The Kidney Formula helps to remove acid and toxic
wastes, helps dissolve kidney and prostate sediment, and has an
anti-inflammatory effect on the nephrons. This blend helps the body to rid
itself of excess fluids by increasing the rate of urine production by the
kidneys, reduces inflammation through demulcents and anti-inflammatory
ingredients such as corn silk.
The goal of Växa's Kidney Formula is to
maintain health in the urinary system, nourish the tissues and help the
normal functioning of the various organs and tissues involved. This
formula helps maintain the health and avoid the development of illness in
entire urinary system.
Corn Silk (Zea mays) is a diuretic,
demulcent, and anti-inflammatory tonic. As a soothing diuretic, corn silk
is helpful in alleviating any irritation of the urinary system. It
contains silicon, B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium
and phosphorus. Its key constituents are maizenic acid, flax oil, resin
Juniper (Juniperus communis) The oil
in juniper is stimulating to the kidney nephrons and make them a good
support of the urinary system. Juniper contains vitamin C and other
nutrients. It acts as a diuretic, bactericidal and uterine stimulant to
help rid the body of waste and toxins. It also helps to alleviate fluid
retention and helps to prevent urinary tract infections.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion is a diuretic and one of the best natural sources of potassium.
It is a balanced diuretic that may be used safely. This herb is a valuable
general tonic and perhaps the best widely applicable diuretic and liver
tonic. Herbalists consider dandelion one of the most nutrient-rich in the
plant kingdom. Dandelion is a source of potassium, sodium, phosphorus and
iron. The leaves are a richer source of vitamin A than carrots.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Peppermint has a relaxing effect on the muscles of the digestive and
urinary system. It is ideal for treating spasm problems in the urinary
tract. This herb also has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
which help rid the kidneys of bacteria.
Uva Ursi The leaves contain an
antiseptic substance known as arbutin, which is a helpful nutritional
supplement for the urinary system. This herb contains vitamin A, iron and
The balance of the formula is composed of zinc,
selenium, silicon, tin, molybdenum, lithium and vanadium, which are
minerals and trace elements necessary for the good functioning of
important metabolic reactions in the kidneys.
The homeopathic part of the formula includes Pareira
brava, Cantharis, Terebinthina, Apis, Belladonna and Kidney which work as
natural and safe medicine, with no side effects and no known
contra-indications and stimulate the kidneys ability to function properly.