Category: Urinary Tract Infection

Herbal Remedies for Klebsiella Species Bacteria – UTI

The Klebsiella Species are the non motile bacilli, which are encapsulated and lactose fermenting and forms heterogeneous group of gram negative bacilli. They belong to the group of important urinary pathogens, especially get infected to the patients having long stay in hospitals. The acquisitions of these infections strains are often associated with urethral catheterization.

The superbug Klebsiella species are resistant to antibiotics, as they are characterized with plasmid – mediated properties.  The species of Klebsiella usually affect the individuals with weakened immune system. It can affect any part of the human body. Usually its manifestation is multiple organs .

KLEBSIELLA SPECIES BACTERIA – UTI

Commonly Affected Organs Are

  • Respiratory system (pneumonia)
  • Blood (septicemia or bacteremia)
  • Heart (endocarditis)
  •  Skin (cellulitis)
  • Urinary tract (UTIs)

Even though in weakened immune system, the infections are more likely to catch you, if you have health problems like

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver disease
  • Lung diseases

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the commonest among the infections affecting the human body. Most of the types of urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria, some by fungus and some rarely by virus. Your urinary tract includes the 2 kidneys, ureters, bladder & urethra. The infections can hit any part of the urinary system. If it affects the kidneys & ureter, it is the upper tract infection and if it hits the bladder and urethra, it is the lower tract urinary infection. Even though the upper tract infections are rare, when compared with lower tract infections, which are usually more severe.

The Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections vary according to the site of infection. Lower tract urinary infections are usually presented with

  • burning with urination
  • increased frequency of urination without passing much urine
  • increased urgency of urination
  • bloody urine
  • cloudy urine
  • urine that looks like cola or tea
  • urine that has a strong odor
  • pelvic pain in women
  • rectal pain in men

Upper urinary tract infections, which is potentially life threatening as it mainly affects your kidneys. If it moves to blood the kidneys, it is called as urosepsis and can end in the collapse of the patient due to shock and dangerously low blood pressure. It is usually presented with

  • pain and tenderness in the upper back and sides
  • chills
  • fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Factors Which Trigger Klebsiella Species of Bacteria Includes

  • Hospitalization (particularly admission in an Intensive Care Unit)
  • Use of contaminated medical equipments
  • Use of contaminated intravenous catheters/urinary catheters
  • Use of antibiotics over a long period of time
  • Inadequate infection control practices
  • Major surgery or severe illness
  • Immune compromised health conditions (for e.g. diabetes, alcoholism)
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Direct person-to-person contact (for e.g. when a wound is touched by someone with contaminated hands).

Symptoms of Klebsiella species UTI

Symptoms of Klebsiella Species UTI

The symptoms of this kind urinary tract infection vary according to the site of infection and individuals. But it usually resembles with other urinary infections caused by other microbes. They include

  •  Frequent urination
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Strong smell in urine
  • Urine of red or light pink color
  • Colicky abdominal pain
  • Low back pain
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy.
  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Breathing problems/Shortness of breath
  • Cough (with bloody, yellow, or green mucous)
  • Light-headedness
  • Confusion
  • Changes in mental state.

Herbal Remedies for Klebsiella Species Bacteria – UTI

In Ayurveda, urinary tract infections are considered to as the vitiation of tridosha – vata, pitta & kapha, with a predominance of pitta dosha. The treatment protocol is to bring the balance of tridosha and to eliminate out the bacteria with potential diuretics.

Planet Ayurveda offers some Excellent Remedies – UTI Care Pack – which can efficiently work against Klebsiella species UTI. It helps to relieve the symptoms and to wash out the bacteria. It is guaranteed to be free from side effects, as they are manufactured with no added preservatives, additives or any other chemicals. The formulations of UTI Care Pack includes

  • Punarnava capsules
  • Mutrakrichantak Churna
  • Varunadi Vati

Ayurvedic Treatment for Klebsiella UTI

Punarnava Capsules

  • Boerhavia Diffusa – these capsules are very effective in pain relief. It is widely used for its diuretic and anti inflammatory properties. It is very well known for its revitalizing the lives and also helps in cleansing the blood. This is also good for kidney health. It also has antimicrobial property.

Dosage – 1 capsule, twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

Varunadi Vati

  • It is the classic remedy for balancing aggravated vata and pitta. Varunadi Vati helps to reduce the symptoms of kidney diseases like painful urination, urinary retention, & infections. This tablet preparation contains Varuna, Punarnava, Gokshura and purified Guggulu, as the main ingredients. Varuna balances tridoshas and it has anti toxic, antioxidant, anti microbial and diuretic properties. It is a great pain reliever.
  • Punarnava is blessed with the best anti inflammatory properties. It also helps in reducing the pain and redness. Gokshura is an eminent aphrodisiac and is the best herbal remedy for uro genital problems.

Dosage – 2 tablets, twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

Mutrakrichantak Churna

  • Mutra – kriccha – antak, – as the name indicates, this powder is the destroyer of difficulty in urination. It is a relatively safe medicine and been used around the globe from ancient periods. Mutrakrichantak Churna is a complete medicine for almost all kidney concerns.
  • The synergism of herbal drugs of Mutrakrichantak Churna makes it potent enough to have its effect on Mutravaha srotas. Undoubtedly all of them are diuretics, which enhance your urine input, thereby reducing the levels of uric acid or creatinine and wash out bacteria from the urinary tract.
  • The natural anti oxidants will prevent the renal failure and they also provide essential nutrients for the kidney’s health. The combined work of the drugs will also help in prostate enlargement and they are anti allergent too.

Diet Chart for UTI Patients:

  • Limit caffeine, artificial sweeteners & alcohol.
  • Limit the intake of acidic fruits. Try to avoid lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and tomatoes.
  • Avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods irritates your bladder, worsening the symptoms of UTI.
  • Stay hydrated always. Have plenty of water.
  • Stay nutritious and have healthy diet to boost your immune system.

Natural Treatment for(UTI)Urinary Tract Infection

Introduction

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) is also known as Fearnes syndrome. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), is the second most common type of infection occurring in the body and now- a-days, it is affecting millions of people each year. It involves infection of the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections as compared to men.

Normally, urine is free of microbes but contains fluids, salts and waste products. The main cause of infections in 90% of the uncomplicated infections is the infection by E.coli bacteria. An infection occurs at the opening of urethra.

Natural Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection

Infections

  • Abnormalities of the urinary tract that hinder the flow of urine set the stage for an infection.
  • This infection is the second most common reason for the prescriptionof empirical antibiotics and is a major driver of antibiotic usage and antibiotic resistance.
  • Other conditions such as diabetes, bowel incontinence, reduced intake of fluids, pregnancy, immobility, kidney stones also contribute to urinary tract infection.

What are The Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection?

Symptoms of lower Urinary Tract Infection are:

  • Inflamed and irritated lining of the urethra
  • Pain or burning during sensation (dysuria)
  • Cloudy urine
  • Sensation of having to urinate urgently
  • Incomplete voiding

Symptoms of Upper Urinary Tract Infection (Pyelonephritis):

  • High fever
  • Shaking chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the back or side, usually on only one side at waist level

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) According to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda, UTI is caused due to the imbalance of Pitta dosha. Pitta in Ayurveda symbolises heat or fire. This aggravated Pitta produces heating toxins in the body. These toxins accumulate in the urinary channels and create an imbalance in the infection fighting properties of the urinary system which may lead to the bacterial growth in the system leading to bacterial growth in the system.

Major Factors That Aggravate the Pitta dosha and Contribute the UTIs are:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Suppressing the urge to urinate
  • Habitually retaining urine for longer duration.
  • Emotions such as anger, jealousy.
  • Environmental factors such as fire, chemicals or toxic fumes
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Not maintaining personal hygiene.

Moreover, due to intake of hot, oily, spicy, sour, salty and bitter foods aggravate the condition.

There are many chemical drugs like antibiotics that work on the bacteria but these do not work on the root cause and as a result, infection often recurs. According to Ayurveda, these antibiotics further increase Pitta dosha in the body.

On the other hand, Ayurvedic natural remedies help in increasing theimmunity as well as pacify the Pitta dosha in the body and thereby give long-term relief to the patient.

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections by Planet Ayurveda

  • Although modern treatment prescribes antibiotics for the treatment of UTIs, these infections can be easily treated with herbal remedies without causing any side effects.
  • Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infections.

These remedies are of 2 types:

  • Urinary anti-septic
  • Anti-adhesion herbs

Herbal Remedies for UTI

Planet Ayurveda Offers UTI Care Pack which Includes:

  •  Punarnava Capsules
  • Mutrakrichantak Churna
  • Varunadi Vati

Punarnava Capsules:

  • Punarnava Capsules are prepared from the herbal extract Boerhavia diffusa. These capsules are very helpful in the treatment of inflammation and also promote the health of urinary tract and also help in maintaining efficient kidney function.
  • These capsules possess diuretic properties and support the body’s ability to remove fluids.
  • It helps in maintaining normal kidney functions and maintains the health of urinary tract.
  • It possesses bitter, cooling and astringent properties and helps in balancing all the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
  • It is used in urinary bladder infections as well as in systemic edema.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Mutrakrichantak Churna:

  • Nature has given us various powerful herbs which are very effective for the urinary tract infections.
  • Mutrakrichantak Chruna by Planet Ayurveda is a blend of these natural herbs which can cure the infection without causing any side effects as it is a safe and effective combination of herbs used in Ayurveda since 5000 B.C. for various urinary complaints like urinary infections, kidney stones, high urea and creatinine levels, painful micturition.
  • It acts as a diuretic and considered as one of the best herbal remedies for all urinary tract infections.

Ingredients of Mutrakrichantak Churna

Sr. No.

Botanical Name Common Name Parts Quantity
1. Crateva nurvula Varun Roots 30 gm
2. Boerhavia diffusa Punarnava Roots 30 gm
3. Tribulus terrestris Gokshur Whole 30 gm
4. Chicorium intybus Kaasni Leaves 30 gm
5. Phyllanthus niruri Bhumi amla Whole 20 gm
6. Albizzia lebbok Shirish Bark 20 gm
7. Moringa oleifera Shigru Bark 20 gm
8. Achyranthes aspera Apamarg Fruits/Seeds 10 gm

Dose: 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily.

Varunadi Vati:

  • Varunadi Vati is an Ayurvedic herbal product prepared from the herb Crataeva nurvula.
  • This tablet helps in reducing the chances of kidney stones and urinary tract infection.
  • It also helps in reducing the toxins accumulated due to insufficient kidneys.
  • This tablet helps in curing the urinary tract infections in a natural way without causing any side effects.
  • It is useful in dysuria and urinary retention. It balances all the three doshas in the body.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

Diet in Urinary Tract Infections

  • Increase the intake of water. Drink at least 8-10 glasses every day as water helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.
  • Take cranberry juice regularly as it helps in flushing the bacteria from the urinary tract.
  • Drink pomegranate juice regularly as it is considered as an excellent purifying drink and also reduces proliferation of bacteria.
  • Include Pitta pacifying herbs in the diet such as red sandalwood, licorice extract, green cardamom in the diet.
  • The foods such as alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages, processed and refined foods, refined sugars should be avoided as these foods have an adverse effect on the bladder.
  • Take coconut water regularly in the diet as it is an excellent pitta pacifier.
  • Avoid working in the sun or in a hot atmosphere.
  • Take cold water bath 2-3 times a day with ½ teaspoon of powdered red sandalwood added.