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Chinese herbal medicine is a major part of traditional Chinese medicine and it particularly focuses on the kidneys. Chinese regard the kidneys as very important organs and even consider them the key of life. The kidneys have very important role in the body that encompass urinary function, reproductive function, maintaining the bones strong and water metabolism control. Men with kidney problems can experience sexual dysfunction, chronic fatigue, lower body weakness, pain in the lower back, urinary disturbances and reduced hearing. Chinese herbs are used for improving kidney function. They can increase the energy, or tonify the kidneys as well as give them strength. There are several Chinese herbs commonly used for boosting the kidney health. They include:

Ho Shou Wu

Ho Shou Wu also known as polygonum multiflorum has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for hundreds of years. It has been mainly utilized due to its anti-aging properties. This herb has the ability to enhance the energy and it benefits reproductive function. It is also used to cleanse and strengthen the kidneys, prevent graying and loss of hair, lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and thwart atherosclerosis. Since, this herb is hard to digest, onions, garlic and chives should not be consumed while using Ho Shou Wu.


Cistanche is used in traditional Chinese medicine mainly to improve kidney health and replenish the blood. This herb can also help in treatment of incontinence, posturinary dripping, lower back pain, impotence, premature ejaculation and even infertility. Cistanche is warm, tonifying herb and it is commonly taken in the form of tea. Broomrape, also known as Materia Medica, is a Chinese herbal formula that incorporates Cistanche.

Yin Yang HuoYin Yang Huo is also called Epimedium and Horny Goat Weed. This herb is the most known for its aphrodisiac qualities. However, it can be also used for treatment of many health conditions. The herb can regulate the levels of thyroid hormone, reduce blood pressure and prevent osteoporosis. Additionally, Yin Yang Hou can treat the urinary deficiency that is caused by weak kidney function.


This Chinese herb has been used for thousands of years to improve overall health. Ginseng is known to be an adaptogen and it is excellent remedy for lowering cholesterol, improving blood circulation and increasing energy and endurance. It can cure impotence, senility, arthritis as well as restore the kidney’s health. The herb can alleviate stress related to kidney deficiency and deal with minor stomach ailments.

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