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.
Some of the best herbal formulations for Urinary Tract Infections are:
Neeri Tablet is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, manufactured by Aimil Pharmaceuticals (India), Limited New Delhi. It is indicated in Ayurvedic treatmentfor 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 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
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 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:
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.
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 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.
The Klebsiella Speciesare 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 .
Commonly Affected Organs Are
Respiratory system (pneumonia)
Blood (septicemia or bacteremia)
Urinary tract (UTIs)
Even though in weakened immune system, the infections are more likely to catch you, if you have health problems like
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
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
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)
Direct person-to-person contact (for e.g. when a wound is touched by someone with contaminated hands).
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
Burning sensation during urination
Strong smell in urine
Urine of red or light pink color
Colicky abdominal pain
Low back pain
Breathing problems/Shortness of breath
Cough (with bloody, yellow, or green mucous)
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
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.
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.
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.