According to its website, Mountain Meadow Herbs was founded by a “desperate mother turned scientist/researcher.” She started the company in 2001, after turning to natural remedies to “save her young son from dialysis.”
Based in Montana, Mountain Meadow makes a range of herbal remedies to address specific conditions, such as liver support and respiratory support. Not surprisingly, it also sells a Kidney Toning Formula and an herbal Kidney Support blend.
Herbs to Help the Kidneys
Please understand that I’m not writing this article as medical advice. I’m simply sharing information about a Mom who successfully used herbs on her own child. Also, in our house, we use natural remedies whenever possible, instead of pharmaceuticals.
Herbs have been used safely for centuries, as health tonics and to support various organs. According to Mountain Meadow, our kidneys need a lot of fresh water and fresh produce and a certain amount of protein to function at their best.
The Mountain Meadow Kidney Toning Formula contains a mix of herbs designed to work in synergy to support these vital organs. This medicinal blend contains organic cornsilk, organic parsley, marshmallow root, shepherd’s purse, buchu leaf, vervain and cleavers.
One of the primary functions of your kidneys, located near the bottom of your ribs, is to remove toxins. Your blood continually circulates through these organs, where waste matter is removed.
Mountain Meadow Kidney Toning Formula is meant to be alternated with Kidney Support, to prevent becoming resistant to either blend.
Each day, our kidneys filter about 200 quarts of fluid. Most of this is cleaned, and returned to the bloodstream. About one percent becomes urine.
If your kidneys aren’t functioning well, toxins will accumulate in your body. It’s believed that about 26 percent of the American population suffers from chronic kidney disease, or has an increased risk of developing this condition. Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause kidney damage. Both conditions, unfortunately, are very common.
If it progresses, chronic kidney disease can result in kidney failure. This is a life-threatening condition. Treatment for kidney failure can involve dialysis, a treatment that’s far from perfect, and one that’s not designed as a long-term solution.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use herbal remedies, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional. People taking certain drugs should also check with their doctor before taking an herbal medicine.
I’m not a healthcare professional, so all of the above statements are my personal opinion, and are not intended as medical advice.