Corn silk: Kidney trouble in dog / 1995

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 00:54:22 +0000
From: christopher hedley <christopher.GN.APC.ORG>
Subject: re Kidney problems

> My parents have a small dog that is about 15 years old. The dog is having kidney problems. The vet tried to flush the kidneys with IV fluids, but with little success..
> I hope someone can help me with an herbal remedy to stimulate her kidneys. I know she has to go sometime, but maybe not right now...

Corn silk -- the silky yellow/ginger threads from sweet corn. Collect your own, preferably from organic corn.

This is my favourite Kidney remedy, soothing and strengthening. I have never found it to fail. Make up a jug at tea strength and let your dog drink as much as he wishes.

Christopher Hedley MNIMH medical herbalist