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Urinary Tract Infection Ayurveda Treatment and Management

Author : Gurnam Saini  
Urinary Tract Infection Ayurveda Treatment and Management
Urinary Tract Infection Ayurveda Treatment and Management

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Relief: Ayurvedic Approaches to UTI Treatment

 

Urinary tract infections can affect anyone. These infections are more prevalent in women as compared to men. UTIs may involve the infections of kidney, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra.
 

 

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
 

Urinary tract infections generally occur due to bacteria when they enter through the urethra in the urinary tract. The infections may migrate from urethra to bladder, ureters and kidneys. 

Women are more prevalent to suffer from UTIs because of a short distance between the urethral opening and anus and secondly due to the short length of the urethra, bacteria can enter easily into the bladder than in case of men.
 

Symptoms Of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
 

Patients suffering from urinary tract infection may have following symptoms:

  • Burning urination
  • Frequent feeling to urinate
  • Pain in lower belly
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cloudy urine
  • Bad smell in urine
  • In severe cases, nausea and vomiting can also occur.

 

Herbal Ayurveda Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
 

Some herbs have been used traditonally in Ayurveda to cleanse the body that now have been researched to have antibacterial and anti microbial properties. These herbs are used to prevent and treat the urinary tract infections. In acute cases, there may be an urgent need of conventional medicines, but chronic and resistant cases may also benefitt from  natural herbal and Ayurveda treatment for UTI. 

 

Ayurvedic herbal remedies used traditionally for Urinary Tract Infection

 

Chandan (Santalum album)
 

Chandan is an Ayurvedic herb used in the treatment of the urinary tract infections. It has potent anti bacterial and anti microbial characteristics, so may be very useful to combat the urinary tract infections. It also gives relief from the burning sensation and painful urination.
 

Sariva (hemidesmus indicus)
 

Sariva is also called Indian Sarsaparilla. It may help protect the kidneys and bladders against toxicity due to infection. It cleanses the urinary system with its antitoxic characteristics. It may also prevent the kidneys from chemically induced nephrotoxicity.
 

Asparagus (Shatavari)
 

Asparagus is considered to have properties to combat with bacteria and other pathogens that cause urinary tract infections. Moreover, it may also be a potent antioxidant, which may help to prevent urinary tract from oxidative stress and damage. It may help to reduce urine cloudiness and eliminate the bad smell of the urine that may present due to infections or pus cells.
 

Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)
 

Gokshura is also known by the name of Small Caltrops. It has diuretic properties and may help the body to cleanse the urinary system. Furthermore, it may help to reduce burning sensation, painful urination and helps to combat with inflammation of the urethra and bladder.
 

Nut grass (Cyperus rotundus)
 

Nut grass is an Ayurveda herb used in urinary tract infections. It may help to reduce the inflammation associated with UTIs.
 

Coriander seeds
 

Coriander seeds help to reduce the symptoms of the urinary tract infections. It may help to reduce burning sensation and bad smell from the urine. It also possesses anti bacterial characteristics.

 

Indian gooseberry
 

Indian gooseberry or amla has properties to prevent the frequent urinary tract infections. It is a great antioxidant fruit and its extract is used in herbal medicines. Amla extract has antimicrobial properties. It may also helpt to soothe the inflamed mucosa of the urinary tract, which may help to relieve the symptoms of the urinary tract infection, especially burning sensation.
 

Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
 

Punarnava may increase the flow of the urine due to its diuretic properties. It may improve UTI symptoms and may help to reduce inflammation of inflamed mucosa of the bladder.
 

Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
 

Following Ayurvedic Medicine or remedies have been traditionally mentioned in Ayurveda texts as useful to treat conditions like Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) naturally. 

 

  • Chanadanasavam
  • Punarnavasavam
  • Saribhadyasavam
  • Chandanadi Thailam
  • Guluchadi kashayam
  • Gulguluthiktakam Kashayam
  • Nimbadi Kashayam
  • Panchathikthakam Kashayam
  • Punarnavadi Kashayam
  • Patolamooladi Kashayam
  • Chandraprabha vatika
  • Kaisora gulgulu vatika
  • Sathavaryadi gritham
  • Thriphaladi choornam

 

Yoga for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
 

Yoga postures are helpful in controlling symptoms of UTI. They can help to reduce urinary incontinence and by providing strength to the pelvic muscles. The helpful yoga postures are Padmasana (lotus pose), Vajrasana (Diamond Pose or Thunderbolt Pose), Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Siddhasana (Perfect Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Yoga pose), Shashankasana (Hare Pose) and Surya Namaskar (sun salutation).
 

Lifestyle and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
 

The following lifestyle changes can prevent and lessen the symptoms of Urinary tract infection:

 

  • Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. Drinking warm water may help to flush the bacteria out of the urinary system.
  • Wash the genital areas before and after intercourse.
  • Drink barley and coconut water to dilute the urine. They also help to reduce burning sensation in the urine.
  • Avoid spicy foods and restrict intake of pulses, okra, beans and pulses.
  • Avoid coffee and caffeinated beverages.
  • Reduce consumption of alcohol.
  • Do not stop the natural urge to urinate.
  • Bacteria grow in wet and warm conditions, so wear clean and dry cotton undergarments.
  • Drink cranberry juice daily, it helps a lot in urinary tract infections.

 

If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our Practitioners are Qualified Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic".  People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation. 

 

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Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

 

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