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What Are The Alternative Treatments For Lupus Nephritis?

If you are a patient of lupus nephritis and failing to get expected results with regular medications and other related treatments, you should definitely think about alternative treatments or home remedies to relieve your symptoms in less possible span of time.

What Are The Alternative Treatments For Lupus Nephritis?

Here we have prepared a list containing various alternative treatments or home remedies to the problem of lupus nephritis or lupus flares.

Turmeric: Turmeric can be used as a part of alternative treatment for lupus nephritis. It incorporates an active ingredient named curcumin, which has proved to be effective in treating lupus and various other types of autoimmune diseases. To get the best results, you should intake turmeric milk to overcome various lupus symptoms.


Alternatively, you may include turmeric in any other form in your diet. However, you have to avoid turmeric/curcumin if you have problems in your gallbladder.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar can be used as a part of alternative treatment for lupus nephritis. According to doctors and other healthcare experts, lupus flares or lupus nephritis patients often experience a deficiency of hydrochloric acid. In this situation, they should intake apple cider vinegar, as it boosts the production of hydrochloric acid in the human body, while simultaneously, enhances the absorption of essential nutrients and facilitates easy detoxification. For this, you have to add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in its raw form to one glass of hot water. You have to squeeze half lemon juice in it and have it for 3 times in one day at least 15 or 20 minutes before you have your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Ginger: Ginger is a perfect alternative treatment for lupus nephritis and various other health conditions. Reason for this is that ginger comes with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help in reducing swelling in your bone joints and body pain. You may add ginger in your daily diet in various ways. For instance, you may have ginger tea or simply add its juice to fresh veggies and juicy fruits.


Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are rich sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, because of which they are effective to reduce lupus symptoms. Especially, it helps in reducing the inflammation. To get good results, you should intake 30 grams of flaxseeds daily to improve your kidney and/or renal functions.


Epsom Salt Bath: We know that lupus nephritis patients often experience fatigue as a common symptom. To overcome it, he or she should undergo Epsom salt bath. The main role of Epsom salt is to improve the absorption of magnesium in the human body and thereby, helps in removing harmful toxins. Even it helps to reduce joint pain and inflammation problems. You only have to add a cup containing Epsom salt in the bathing water and mix it properly, while soak it for about 10 minutes to 20 minutes to get relief. However, if you are experiencing other kidney problems or have diabetes, the home remedy is not recommendable.

Epsom Salt Bath

Holy Basil or Tulsi: Stress is the major cause associated with lupus flare-ups. Positively, you may opt to modulate the response of your body towards any type of physical stress by using Holy Basil i.e. Tulsi. Based on antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties of the herb, it promotes good health and physical well-being, while relieves fatigue by improving the functions performed by your body organs. To get benefits from Tulsi, you have to chew its few leaves daily.

Holy Basil or Tulsi

Alternatively, you may prepare Tulsi herb-based herbal tea and drink it 2 or 3 times in a day. Other than this, you may steep basil leaves in water for 10 minutes period and strain it by adding some honey, while intake it.

Green Tea: Most of the studies have revealed that green tea is a healthy tea to alleviate various lupus symptoms and to reduce the exact number of flare-ups.

Green Tea


Lupus nephritis as an immune disease is incurable. However, you may opt for alternative treatment for lupus nephritis mentioned here to reduce your symptoms and avoid the occurrence of lupus flareups.


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  2. Healthline. (2021). Lupus Nephritis. https://www.healthline.com/health/lupus-nephritis
  3. Mayo Clinic. (2021). Lupus. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus/symptoms-causes/syc-20365789

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:September 25, 2023

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