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Which herbal supplements have potassium, which is bad for kidney disease?

Potassium is a mineral that may need to be limited in the diet of people with kidney disease, especially for those on dialysis. It's important to always read labels, but some herbal supplements that have potassium include:
  • Alfalfa
  • American ginseng
  • Bai zhi (root)
  • Bitter melon (fruit, leaf)
  • Black mustard (leaf)
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Chervit (leaf)
  • Chicory (leaf)
  • Chinese boxthorn (leaf)
  • Coriander (leaf)
  • Dandelion (root, leaf)
  • Dulse
  • Evening primrose
  • Feverfew
  • Garlic (leaf)
  • Genipap (fruit)
  • Goto kola
  • Japanese honeysuckle (flower)
  • Kelp
  • Kudzu (shoot)
  • Lemongrass
  • Mugwort
  • Noni
  • Papaya (leaf, fruit)
  • Purslane
  • Sage (leaf)
  • Safflower (flower)
  • Sassafras
  • Scullcap
  • Shepherd's purse
  • Stinging nettle (leaf)
  • Turmeric (rhizome)
  • Water lotus

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