Sambong tea effective vs kidney stones
Published: August 21, 2019 03:15pm | Philippines
Thousands of years before the World Health Organization considered Sambong (Blumea balsamifera) as one of medicinal herbs that are safe and effective medicines against illnesses, Filipinos had been using it as remedy for kidney stones.
Yes, you got it right. The WHO recognizes that Sambong is medicinal.In fact, our own National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) has recommended it as an herbal remedy for kidney stones, as studies after studies have demonstrated its efficacy.
Sambong tea can prevent the formation of biger lumps of stones or crystals in the kidneys as proven in the study of Charlimagne M. Montealegre and Rizalinda L. De Leon at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Department of Chemical Engineering.
Kidney stones are most commonly formed by calcium oxalate we get from the food we eat. After our bodies obtained what it needs, the extra –including calcium, oxalate, and phosphate –travel through the bloodstream to the kidneys and will finally be flushed out through urination.
But if we take in too little amount of water or liquids, these waste materials get stuck in the kidneys. Don’t worry. Pinoys have Sambong tea, and if taken regularly, it can stop the formation of bigger stones that can’t be removed by peeing.
Montealegre and De Leon’s study demonstrated that Sambong tea can inhibit the formation of bigger stones by promoting the formation of smaller crystals that can easily be squirted out as you urinate.
Remember, formation of stones in the kidneys is a slow process that takes place without you knowing it. Most importantly, it is caused by bad habits, including taking too much unhealthy food and drinking too little water.
Make Yamang Bukid's Sambong Tea your 3-times-daily habit as an antidote to your bad eating and drinking habits.