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

National Kidney Foundation
National Kidney Foundation
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Phosphorus is a mineral that may need to be limited in the diet of people with kidney disease, especially for those on dialysis. Some herbal supplements that have phosphorus include:
  • American ginseng
  • Bitter melon
  • Borage (leaf)
  • Buchu (leaf)
  • Coriander (leaf)
  • Evening primrose
  • Feverfew
  • Flaxseed (seed)
  • Horseradish (root)
  • Indian sorrel (seed)
  • Milk thistle
  • Onion (leaf)
  • Pokeweed (shoot)
  • Purslane
  • Shepherd's purse
  • Silk cotton tree (seed)
  • Stinging nettle (leaf)
  • Sunflower (seed)
  • Turmeric (rhizome)
  • Water lotus
  • Yellow dock

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