From our list of ailments, see what Magnesium can be used for:
- Kidney Stones
Natural Remedies using Magnesium
Organs or systems affected Bladder, kidneys Therapeutic actions Diuretic, astringent, soothing tonic, antiseptic Nature Pungent, cold, dry Plant constituents Flavonoids, tannins, acids, triterpenoids, essential oils, resin, allantoin, trace minerals including iron, calcium, chromium, selenium, magnesium Flower essence Heals the feminine aspect within us all and helps us better connect with and understand the healing powers of nature; also aids in pathologies of the ovaries
Foods are classified as acid-producing or alkaline-producing depending on their reaction on the urine. Calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium present in foods contribute to the alkaline effect, while sulphur, phosphorous and chlorine contribute to the acidic effect. Depending on the pre-dominating constituents in a particular food, it is classified as acid-forming or alkaline-forming.
The Benefit of using Magnesium as a natural cure
Nutritional deficiencies can also lead to nepthritis. The disease has been produced in many species of animals by diets deficient in the B vitamin, choline. Animals lacking essential fatty acids and magnesium also develop nephritis. When vitamin B6 and magnesium are under supplied, the kidneys are further damaged by sharp crystals of oxalic acid combined with calcium. Nepthritis also occurs if vitamin E is deficient.
Organs or systems affected Liver, lungs, spleen, stomach Therapeutic actions Tonic, expectorant, diaphoretic, carminative, diuretic, alterative, antiseptic, astringent Nature Sweet, bitter, dry, aromatic, pungent, warm Plant constituents Inulin, bitters, triterpenes, essential oil, alkaloid, mucilage, resin, sodium, calcium, magnesium Flower essence Helps one move through and move on, and overcome deeply ingrained fears or grief
The diet should eliminate completely all animal proteins, except milk, as they not only lack in magnesium,but also rob the body of its own magnesium storage as well as of vitamin B6. Both these substances are needed in large amounts by epileptics. The best food sources of magnesium are raw nuts, seeds, soyabeans , green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, beet-tops etc. The patient should avoid all refined foods, fried and greasy food, sugar and products made with it, strong tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, condiments and pickles.
Potassium deficiencies are associated with breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia and low blood sugar. Potassium is essential for healthy heart muscles. Nuts and unrefined grains are good sources of potassium. Calcium is a natural sedative. Deficiencies can cause fatigue, nervousness and tension. Dairy products, eggs, almonds, and soyabeans are rich sources of calcium. Magnesium is known as natures tranquiliser and is associated with the prevention of heart attack. Deficiencices may lead to excitability, irritability, apprehension and emotional disorders. Magnesium is also necessary for absorption of calcium and potassium and is found in many fruits, vegetables, seeds, dates and prunes.