Effective Home Remedies to cure UTI with Ayurveda

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Urinary

Thousands of patients, mostly women, are experiencing Urinary tract infections, and out of embarrassment, treatment so far, most of them don’t even talk about it. Such silent suffering eventually leads to more severe conditions like kidney, or prostate infections, and even sepsis. 

All the regions associated with the urinary system like ureters, kidneys, bladder, and urethra can be affected by UTIs. These infections are mainly induced by a bacteria named Escherichia coli (E.coli). Often, it gets entered into the system through the urethra and causes problems like frequent, or painful urination.  

In Ayurveda, we consider them “Mutravaha sortas”, or “Mutrakrichha roga”, caused by an imbalance of Pitta Dosha (Governor of Fire & Water) in the body. UTI treatment in Ayurveda is based on a natural approach utilising the power of herbs, mindful diet, panchakarma, yoga, and hygiene management.

How to ease the pain of UTI?

Although several ways are available through which you can ease the pain, and discomfort of UTI, what makes a measure best is its ability to yield permanent relief and minimum, or nil adverse effects. Below is a brief of certain general tips through which you can do UTI treatment at home.

Drink plenty of Fluids: To support the elimination of toxins throughout the body, drink more and more water. Apart from flushing out the bacteria and toxins, such water infusion will also make the urination less painful. If you opt for lukewarm, or herbal water, then it will surely act as a cherry on the top.
Avoid certain Foods: Urinary tract infection pain can be highly triggered by the consumption of certain food items such as processed, oily, junk, stale, excessive dairy, and non-vegetarian. Along with the list, completely limit your sugar intake as it supports the growth of bacteria.
Don’t hold the urge: Holding natural urges results in can lead to a number of complications such as painful urination, loss of control over urges, pelvic area pain, etc. 
Practice better hygiene practices: Hygiene plays a crucial role in the condition of Urinary Tract Infections. Always make sure to clean the genitalia after urinating, and for females wiping from the front to the back is advised to prevent the spreading of bacteria.
Stress-reduction therapies: By practicing stress management techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga asanas, pelvic pain, and discomfort can be reduced. These natural measures serve as a natural and effective UTI treatment at home. 

UTI treatment in Ayurveda fulfils the vacancy the best with its holistic power, and dosha balancing-nature. A number of home remedies have been listed through which the raging and suffering of Urinary tract infections can be ended.

List of effective Home remedies to cure UTIs

Incorporation of certain rejuvenating herbs can help you out!
Now, Let us tell you the main wonder which is that these herbs are not only easy to use but you can find them easily in your kitchen. Most of the herbs are used in our daily meals. All that you are required to do is just admire their healing potency, and use them in a satisfactory manner + Ideal quantity. Below is the list of these UTI home remedies suggested by Ayurvedic experts, and practitioners.

Natural Remedy

Method

How does it work?

Triphala

Consume 1 tsp of Triphala powder along with lukewarm water which could be ideal if taken after having a meal at night. If powder is not available, Triphala capsules can also be taken. 

Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal supplement that contains three fruits (Amalaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki) and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce inflammation and fight off bacteria in the urinary tract.

Kutki

Add 1 teaspoon of Kutki powder, or capsule to 1 glass of lukewarm water. Honey can also be added to this herbal mixture.

Kutki is a potent herb, loaded with multiple anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties through which redness, itching, and inflammation of the urinary tract can be reduced. Apart from helping UTI, it also boosts your immune system and keeps RA, and liver disorders at bay. 

Amla

Drinking Amla juice mixed with honey can be one of the best home remedies for UTI. Apart from juice, Amla can also be taken in powder or tablet form.

Amla’s antimicrobial, antibacterial, and diuretic properties help to soothe the inflamed mucosa of the urinary tract, through which relief is ensured to the patient with UTI, especially from the burning sensation.

Giloy

For UTI, giloy can be utilised in a Kadha form. For this, just take some water, and boil the giloy stem in it for 10-15 minutes. Your decoction (kadha) is ready, drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. 

Giloy is widely potent in killing the bacteria responsible for causing UTI and providing relief by reducing inflammation, redness, and pain. It aids our immune system to fight off infections and its diuretic properties increase the flow to urine for toxin elimination throughout the body. 

Shatavari

For UTI treatment at home usage of Shatavari can be highly helpful. You can take it in powder, or vatti (Capsule) form with lukewarm water at night. For severe cases, it can also be taken twice a day after having meals. 

Asparagus (Shatavari) is believed to possess antibiotic, anti-microbial, and health-wellness restorative qualities, through which problems like UTI can be combated. Additionally, it also prevents oxidative stress and damage via its healthy antioxidants.

Punarnava

1-2 teaspoons of Punarnava root juice (ras of punarnava jadd), and add the same quantity of water to it. Take it twice a day after having meals to get rid of your urinary complications.

Punarnava has several compounds that are anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory in nature. Together, these compounds work as a wonderful remedy to help fight off bacteria and maintain the proper pH levels, necessary for UTI effective management. 

Gokshura

There are several ways available to infuse Gokushura like tablets, extract powder, or juice form. For UTI, consumption of 1 tsp. of Gokushura churana with lukewarm water is quite satisfactory.  

UTI treatment in Ayurveda includes the amazing herb Gokshura. It has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that reduce inflammation in the urinary tract and relieve the associated pain & discomfort.

Ghritpaan 

Consumption of 1 teaspoon of Cow’s desi ghee (ghritpaan) on an empty stomach in the morning is recommended for patients with Urinary tract Infections.

Cow’s desi ghee has the magnificent quality to lubricate the gastrointestinal tract and all the tissues. It also strengthens the Ojas (immune system) and detoxifies the body within and throughout.

Dhaniya Beej 

Take 1 tsp. of coriander seeds and soak them in 1 glass of water overnight. Now the next morning, strain the mixture with the help of a sieve and drink it. 

Being loaded with multiple anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, these tiny seeds flush out the harmful toxins from the urinary tract. Apart from eliminating toxins, they are also helpful in reducing pelvic area inflammation, pain, and redness.

Haridra

Add 1 tsp. of Haldi and 1 tsp. of amla powder in 1 cup of water. Boil this water till half of it evaporates. The herbal drink is ready, drink it twice, or thrice a day for the next 5-7 days. 

This common herb is a therapeutic treasure for several diseases, including UTI. The presence of berberine (a constituent inherited with antioxidant properties) inside the haldi fights against harmful toxins and helps in the process of elimination of excess fluids, and waste materials from the body.

FAQ

1.    How long does urinary pain last?

The duration of urinary pain can vary depending on the cause of the pain. Generally, if the urinary pain is caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI), it can last for several days to a week or more, depending on the severity of the infection and how quickly it is treated. If the pain is caused by a kidney stone, the pain may last until the stone passes through the urinary tract, which can take several days to a few weeks.

2.    Why is UTI pain worse at night?

During the night, the body's energy is focused on healing and repairing itself, which can cause increased inflammation and pain in the affected area. Additionally, when a person lies down at night, it can put pressure on the bladder and urinary tract, which can worsen the symptoms of a UTI.

3.    What should be avoided during UTI?

There are numerous things that should be avoided during UTI in order to promote healing and prevent further irritation of the urinary tract.
These things should be avoided such as consuming spicy, sour, and salty foods, Caffeine and alcohol, Heavy, oily, and fried foods, and Sugary foods and drinks, as these substances can irritate the bladder and cause dehydration, which can exacerbate UTI symptoms. In addition, Stress should be avoided as it can weaken the immune system and make it more difficult for the body to fight off infection, so it is important to manage stress levels during a UTI.
Ayurveda recommends drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet that is rich in whole foods, getting plenty of rest, and taking herbal remedies that can help to support the body's natural healing processes. 

4.    How can I relieve urine infection pain at home?

There are several natural remedies that can be used to help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with a urinary tract infection (UTI). For instance, Drink plenty of fluids, Consume coconut water, use Ayurvedic herbs, try cold compresses, and drink buttermilk on a regular basis that can help to support the body's natural healing processes.

5.    How does a woman get a urinary tract infection?

A woman can get a urinary tract infection (UTI) when bacteria from the digestive tract, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), enter the urethra and travel up to the bladder or kidneys. Women are more susceptible to UTIs if compared to men as the female urethra is shorter and located closer to the anus, which makes it easier for bacteria to enter the urinary tract.
Moreover, certain factors can increase the risk of developing a UTI in women, such as
Inflammation: STIs (Sexually transmitted infections) can cause inflammation in the genital area, which can increase the risk of UTIs by making it easier for bacteria to enter the urinary tract.
Use of specific birth control methods: Diaphragms and spermicidal agents can increase the risk of UTIs.
Poor hygiene: Wiping from back to front after using the bathroom can transfer bacteria from the anus to the urethra, increasing the risk of infection.

Nutshell

Mere knowledge is of no use unless you put them into use. Although these home remedies have helped countless patients get rid of urinary tract infections, still it is advised to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner, or healthcare professional for a detailed analysis and ideal dosage. 

Consult Dr. Sharda Ayurveda’s expert to avail a personalised treatment plan based on your body constitution, and medical severity. 

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Dr Sharda Ayurveda

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