Chronic kidney disease stage IV to V

Clinical study in 64 patients

Deceleration of Disease Progress Through Ayurvedic Treatment in Nondialysis Stages IV-V Patients With Chronic Renal Failure: A Quasi-Experimental Clinical Pilot Study With One Group Pre- And Postdesign and Two Premeasurements'.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Ayurvedic treatment on slowing disease progression in non-dialysis patients with stage IV or stage V chronic renal failure (CRF).

A complex oral and proctocolonic Ayurvedic multiplant medication was administered to the patients daily for 1 month as an inpatient. Thereafter, patients were treated with oral medications as outpatients for another 5 months.

After 6 months of treatment, statistically and clinically significant improvements in eGFR, creatinine, blood urea and hemoglobin and significant shift to better CRF stages were observed. Several cardinal symptoms were also significantly reduced. Randomized controlled trials are warranted to evaluate the effects compared to usual care.