Dr Oz: Gurmar Extract & Hibiscus Tea for Kidneys: Gumar Extract

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Dr Oz: Gurmar Extract & Hibiscus Tea for Kidneys: Gumar Extract

By on December 16, 2010

Dr Oz did a segment on Kidney Health, and said that kidneys can get damaged from high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.  So, Doctor Oz gave a few Natural Remedies including Gurmar Extract (Gymnema Sylvestre is another name for Gumar Extract) for blood sugar and Hibiscus Tea to lower blood pressure.

Dr Oz: Where Are Your Kidneys?

Dr Oz said that your kidneys are the body’s trashDr Oz Gumar Extract collector that keeps waste from building up in your body.  You can feel where your kidneys are located by sitting forward in your chair and putting your hands on your hips and then moving them up until you feel the bottom of your ribs.  Move to the back portion of this part of your ribs and hit it lightly with a fist – that is where your kidneys are and if it hurts, it could be a sign of kidney infection or tumors.

Dr Oz: What Do Kidneys Look Like?

Dr Oz said that kidneys process 50 gallons of blood every day.  You can see a large blood vessel that brings the blood to the kidneys, but the kidneys themselves feel rubbery and all of the “action” is on the inside of the kidneys.  If you look inside of the kidneys, you will see collecting ducts that have long tubes where water and blood flows through.  The red blood cells can’t get through, but the garbage is pushed out into the bladder where you get rid of it.  So, the basic process in the kidney is that the blood goes through your kidney, where it gets cleaned, and your kidney gets rid of anything that should not be there.

Dr Oz: Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar for Kidney Health

Dr Oz said that it is important to know two key numbers which can tell us about how you are taking care of your kidneys: your blood pressure and your blood sugar.  If your blood pressure is over 115/75 (which is perfect) you could by hypertensive, which bashes away at your kidneys and can cause irreversible damage.  You want your fasting blood sugar to be 70-88 mg/dl.  Dr Oz said that it is projected that at some point, 1/3 of us will be Diabetic – that is a huge number.  If you have Diabetes, sugar can stick to your kidneys and damage them.

Dr Oz did a demonstration to explain how high blood pressure and high blood sugar damages your kidneys.  Imagine that your kidney has a net, which separates the good from the bad in your blood.  The bad can fall through and get out of your body, while the good is trapped in your body.  High blood pressure and high blood sugar are like scissors that can damage the filter and cut through it so that everything passes out of your body – both the good and the bad.  Eventually, your kidney produces a new covering that blocks everything from going out – again, both the good and the bad.

Dr Oz: Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

Dr Oz said that if you drink 3 cups of Hibiscus Tea a day, you can lower your blood pressure.

Dr Oz: Gurmar Extract Lowers Blood Sugar

Dr Oz said that Gumar Extract comes from a plant leaf and means “Sugar Destroyer” in Hindi.  If you take 200 mg of Gurmar Extract twice a day, it can lower your blood sugar.  Gurmar Extract is also called Gymnema Sylvestre.  Dr Oz said that with all herbs, you should always double check with your doctor before taking them.  Dr Oz thought it did not taste good, but his volunteer seemed to like it.

Dr Oz: Dialysis Device & National Kidney Transplant List

Dr Oz said that 92,000 people are currently on the National Kidney Transplant List because they did not understand what Dr Oz spoke about above.  These people use a Dialysis Device daily or a few times a week.  Dialysis involves sticking big needles into your body in order to clean out your blood for you.  You definitely want to do everything you can to avoid getting to this point.

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Comments to Dr Oz: Gurmar Extract & Hibiscus Tea for Kidneys: Gumar Extract

  1. Joyce D Annese says:

    I trust Dr Oz and he is really the only doctor I do trust. I know that you also have to be careful with your diet to help with blood sugar and high blood pressure, but isn’t it nice to be told other thing’s that you can also do to help with these medical conditions? Doctors will only give you a pill or medication from the pharmacy, but I would rather do the holistic natural way, wouldn’t you? Dr Oz wants you to be healthy, and he tells you ways to help yourself to get into better health, doctors want you to stay sick, or they don’t make any money, if you get healthy they lose money. I love watching Dr Oz every day that I can to get the information that he gives to us daily, and you don’t have to pay for an office visit and wait an hour or more to see the doctor, he is on every day at the same time, and no waiting. Love his show

  2. Joyce D Annese says:

    Great show and great doctor

  3. Helen Daniel says:

    I wrote to you about 9 raisins w/ gyn for home remedy, and then YOU used it!

  4. uh… what is helen daniel talking about? “I wrote to you about 9 raisins w/ gyn for home remedy, and then YOU used it!”

    Does she think she is messagin to Dr. Oz?


  5. Judy Libonati says:

    Is it safe to take Gurmar if I have liver disease?

  6. If you are using liquid Gumar, as was done on the show how many drops translates into 200 mg, and do you just drop it onto the tongue or into water?

  7. I want to know where to buy

  8. I would like to know all the answers to the questions above and why aren’t they posted so we can see.. u show the gurmar extract but don’t sell it on here? What’s up with that? and the Hibiscus tea?

  9. Bonnie, we do not sell any products on wellbuzz.com. We are a gathering place for all of Dr Oz’s fans to discuss his shows and advice. But since we are not medical professionals, we cannot give medical advice or elaborate on what Dr Oz might have meant (such as how many drops equals 200 mg of the liquid Gurmar Extact). Here are some links though to where I found these products:

    Gurmar Extract

    Hibiscus Tea

    Hope this helps!

  10. There are two types of Hibiscus that are used medicinally. Which one Dr. Oz are you referring to? Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis? or Hibiscus Sabdariffa?

  11. You can buy (Gymnema Sylvestre Liquid Extract) Gurmar at BotanicChoice.com. Suggested dosage says 28 drops 1-2 times daily in water. Cost is $5.00 for 1 oz bottle. They also sell the Hibiscus Tea.

  12. Tina Bottensek says:

    Thank you for the information! I am happy to say that I had a Kidney transplant 5 years ago and feel wonderful!

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