Category: Kidney Health

Top 7 Ayurvedic formulations for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Overview

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) is one of the most common health problems affecting millions of people all around the world. It involves the infection of kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. An infection occurs when bacteria get into the bladder or kidneys and begins to grow there.

Although modern medicines such as antibiotics are being used in UTI’s but this infection can be easily treated with herbal medicines which have no side effects.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Some of the best herbal formulations for Urinary Tract Infections are:

Neeri Tablet:

  • Neeri Tablet is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, manufactured by Aimil Pharmaceuticals (India), Limited New Delhi. It is indicated in Ayurvedic treatment for relieving symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection as it stabilizes urinary pH and relieves burning during urination, relieves pain and inflammation, soothes the irritated bladder and combats against common urinary pathogens, kills even resistant bacteria’s because of its vital herbal combination.

Renalka Syrup:

  • Renalka Syrup is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. It is a natural and effective alkalizer. The herbs in this syrup possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic and diuretic properties. It helps to maintain normal urinary pH balance. It is indicated in recurrent UTI’s, as an adjuvant to antibiotics in UTI’s

Rencure Formula Capsules

Herbal Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Rencure Formula is purely an herbal combination manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. The herbs used in this formulation act as diuretic, provide relief in painful urination, work as urinary alkalizer, balance the pH of urinary system, prevent recurrent UTI infections and act against anti-biotic resistant bacteria’s

Zapp Syrup:

  • Zapp syrup manufactured by Yamuna Pharmacy is a natural remedy for urinary tract infections. It comprises natural herbs, herbal alkalis etc. which sooth the irritated bladder, normalize pH, relieve burning sensation, useful in urethral inflammation, burning micturition and treat and prevent infections. This syrup is free from side effects and can be taken for day to day normal functioning and to maintain a good health of the urinary tract.

Reno Plan Syrup:

Herbal Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Reno Plan Syrup is a poly herbal formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda to normalize the pH level of the urinary tract. The herbs used in the formation of this syrup are anti-inflammatory, analgesic and coolant in nature that sooth the inflamed tract, reduce burning sensation or pain that occurs during urination.

Stondab Syrup:

  • Dabur’s Stondab Syrup is one of the Ayurvedic medicines for urinary problems which is formulated using various medicinal herbs which help to relieve various kidney problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections, non-specific urinary tract infection, urinary calculus, etc.

Chandanvita:

  • Chandanvita is an Ayurvedic formulation manufactured by Unjha Pharmacy. The herbs in Chandanvita syrup reduce the body’s heat and converts burning sensation to cooling sensation. It acts as a very good diuretic and useful in burning sensation, checks giddiness and headache caused due to excessive heat. This syrup acts as a refreshing and energetic tonic. It is useful in urinary tract infection due to its cooling and alkaline nature.

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Eating Karela (Bitter Gourd)

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Bitter Gourd (Karela) is also known as Balsam Pear or Bitter Melon. It is also called Momordica charantia and is a climbing shrub that grows in tropical climate. It belongs to the same plant family as cucumbers, pumpkin and squash. It is despised for its bitter taste but is considered one of the best foods to be consumed because of its various health benefits. Bitter Gourd is not a vegetable but a fruit as the part of the plant that is used for consumption and for medicinal purpose.

Bitter Gourd is packed with nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin c and potassium. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber. It is a good source of Omega 6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, and Oleic acid.  Bitter gourd is very beneficial in managing disorders like diabetes and asthma.

The leaves and Bitter Gourd itself can be consumed for health benefits. It can be either cooked as a dish, baked, boiled, fried or consumed as raw juice.  It can be either made into a smoothie along with apples and spinach or be cooked as soup. It is also available in form of baked chips, pickles and chutneys. There are numerous reasons why one should start eating Bitter Gourd.

Some of the most important reasons are listed below:

Weight Management:

  • Bitter gourd is a natural agent for treating obesity. The fruit is low in calories, fats and carbohydrates. 100 grams of Bitter Gourd contains just 20 calories. It has the ability to keep one fuller for a longer period of time. The pods of Bitter gourd contain 80% water. Bitter melon contains antioxidants that improve metabolism and flush out toxins from the body.  Regular consumption of Bitter Gourd helps in relieving constipation and indigestion. Thus, it is very useful in losing weight.

Blood Purifier:

  • The anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties of bitter gourd help it to clear toxins from the body, purify it and improve blood circulation throughout the body. Bitter Gourd juice should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach to detox the body. It helps with controlling blood clotting too, thus helping the wounds to heal faster.
  • Bitter Gourd is used to treat acne, rashes, psoriasis, toxemia, blood boils and itching in any part of the body. It is rich in folate and is very useful for menstruating women and pregnant women to prevent anemia and maintain blood iron levels. Bitter Gourd is known to reduce neural tube defects in developing baby if consumed at the time of pregnancy.

Treats Respiratory disorders:

  • Bitter Gourd is a simple home remedy to relief cough, cold, improve breathing and clear up the sputum. The pods of Bitter Gourd is used to treat asthma.

Health Benefits of Bitter gourd

Manages Diabetes:

  • Bitter gourd contains polypeptide-p (p insulin), alkaloids and charatin which help in reducing blood sugar levels naturally for Type 2 diabetic patients. Consuming bitter gourd, helps in regulating metabolism, thus prevents unpredictable spikes and drops in insulin levels.
  • Bitter gourd increases the absorption of glucose by the liver, fats and muscle tissue thus helps in reducing blood sugar levels and reduces demand on pancreas for insulin.
  • Bitter gourd acts as a hypoglycemic agent. Consuming bitter gourd juice increases the uptake of glucose and improves the glycemic control. Bitter Gourd activates the kinases protein that helps in absorption of sugar, thus aids in bringing diabetes under control.
  • Plant based insulin in bitter gourd also helps patients with type 1 diabetes. A glass of bitter gourd juice, daily (50 ml) is the most successful home remedy for diabetes.

Cleanses the liver:

  • A glass of bitter gourd juice daily acts as liver tonic and heal all kinds of liver problems. The juice cleanses the bowel and prevents liver failure by strengthening the anti-oxidant activity of the liver enzymes. It is very helpful in improving liver and kidney functions. It repairs liver and increases its capacity to clean blood.

Improves Eye sight:

  • Bitter Gourd is a good source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Vitamin A. It helps in preventing cataract development and progression.
  • Vitamin A also plays an important role in cell communication and aids in new cell growth and development.
  • Consuming Bitter gourd (raw, cooked or in juice form) helps in maintaining better vision by supporting retinal function and nourishing the corneas and conjunctival membranes.
  • Bitter Gourd is also a great home remedy to treat dark circles. It helps in preventing all vision related problems and strengthens the eye sight over time.

Boosts Skin and Hair Health:

  • The regular consumption of Bitter Gourd protects the skin from blemishes and acne. The vitamin C content in Bitter gourd makes it a power anti-oxidant that fights harmful free radicals and prevents wrinkles. This fruit contains anti-ageing properties as it keeps the tissues strong by facilitating collagen production thus it slows down the aging process naturally. It also protects the skin from Ultra Violet rays damage. Consuming Bitter Gourd helps to get rid of deep skin infections.

How to Use

  • Applying Bitter gourd juice to the scalp decreases hair loss and graying of the hair. It treats dandruff, scalp itchiness, split ends and rough hair. The juice may be applied directly to the scalp or mixed with some curd. Biotin, Zinc and Vitamin A and C help in imparting shine and luster to the hair.

Other Benefits of Bitter Gourd

  • Bitter Gourd has proved to be beneficial for HIV/AIDS patients as they contain phytochemicals which improve immunity and reduce the overall infection and inflammation in the patient. It also helps in lowering cholesterol levels, thus reducing risk of heart problems.
  • Bitter Gourd is a rich source of Vitamin C that protects our cells from free radicals involved in cancer development. It boosts immunity and helps in iron absorption in the body. It also improves stamina and energy levels of the individual and aids sound sleep.
  • To make Bitter Gourd less bitter one can sauté it in olive oil or sprinkle some salt over the cut bitter gourd pieces and let it sit for few minutes. Soaking Bitter Gourd in Tamarind juice also helps in taking away the bitterness.