Impact of minerals in Chinese medicinal herbs and decoctions on kidney function

Kolasani, Archana (2013) Impact of minerals in Chinese medicinal herbs and decoctions on kidney function. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Kidney function or renal function is essential and depends on the ability of the kidneys to filter the blood. Millions of people around the world suffer from kidney diseases, and these patients will eventually need a form of renal replacement therapy: dialysis or transplantation. Dialysis and kidney transplantation save lives but with great costs, that are becoming a major issue in western countries because they account for a significant proportion of healthcare expenditure. Due to cost constraints, the majority of the people with kidney diseases die in developing countries. Traditional medicine is gaining an increasing share of the public‟s awareness. Studies have documented that about half of the population and many industrialised countries use traditional medicine, and the proportion is as high as eighty percent in many developing countries.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords kidneys, liver, drugs, renal diseases, chemical constituents in plants, TCM, traditional Chinese medicine, minerals, metals, elements, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc, Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, K, Na, Zn, chemometrics, kidney functions, tonifying formulae, tonics
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