How To Lower Creatinine Levels Naturally
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Kidney stone formation may slightly elevate serum creatinine levels. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which may lower the risk of kidney stone formation. Its antimicrobial properties may help ward off bacterial infections and may prevent your blood creatinine levels from increasing. But, scientific research is lacking in this aspect.
Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and mix well. Add some honey to this solution. Drink this solution once daily, preferably with a high-carbohydrate diet.
2. Bitter Gourd
Bitter gourd is a rich source of various minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may act as a natural diuretic, improves blood circulation, and tonifies your kidneys to help lower your blood creatinine levels naturally. However, limited research is available in this regard.
Drink half a cup of bitter gourd juice once daily.
Do not consume bitter gourd or its juice in excess. A study on mice has shown that 4000 mg/kg is the tolerable range. Any dose exceeding this is nephrotoxic. However, human studies are to be conducted in this regard.
Cinnamon is thought to be a natural diuretic. Some believe it may also improve the kidneys’ filtration abilities – though more research is warranted to understand this. But cinnamon does regulate the body’s creatinine levels.
Mix ½ a tablespoon of cinnamon in warm water or food and consume once a day.
4. Chamomile Tea
Ingestion of chamomile tea may lower high creatinine levels.
Add chamomile herb to a cup of hot water. Allow it to steep for at least 10 minutes. Strain and add a little honey. You can have chamomile tea 3 to 4 times daily.
5. Green Tea
Green tea is a natural antioxidant and has diuretic properties. The diuretic nature of green tea may help improve the filtration ability of your kidneys and increases urine output – thereby lowering creatinine levels.
Steep a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes. Allow it to cool for a while and add some honey. You can drink green tea 2 to 3 times daily.
Garlic is a natural antioxidant and also acts as a diuretic. It helps flush out toxic waste from your body and may help lower blood creatinine levels. Garlic also increases the levels of plasma iron and improves hemoglobin levels.
You can chew 4 to 5 garlic cloves or you can add minced garlic to your salads and other foods. You must do this 1 to 2 times daily.
Ginger contains flavonoids and ethanol that exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help protect your kidneys from damage and injury and lower the creatinine levels in your body.
Add an inch of ginger to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for at least 10 minutes. Add a little honey and consume immediately. You can drink this ginger tea thrice daily for optimum benefits.