A healthy diet, drinking adequate water, exercising, keeping obesity in check, refraining from habits like smoking and drinking are all measures that are excellent for your kidney’s health. Ayurveda offers some natural remedies to help the kidneys do their work well – flushing out toxins, maintaining the electrolyte balance, regulating blood glucose levels and keeping the urinary tract clean. According to Ayurveda, kidney problems happen as a result of an imbalance in the pitta levels in the body. On World Kidney Day 2019, give nature a chance to treat problems related to your kidneys. Consult with an Ayurveda practitioner before using any Ayurveda remedies for your kidneys.
Mulethi or liquorice: This sweet root is a powerful herb that helps your kidneys function well. Liquorice has saponins, flavonoids, xenoestrogens and chalcones that help contract inflammation, increase immunity, beat bacterial infections, reduce gastric secretions, protect from free radical damage and also provide your body with antioxidants. You could add liquorice in its powdered form or add it to your herbal teas.
Cranberries: Cranberries are one of the most effective remedies for dealing with kidney-related infections. Thanks to the presence of antioxidants in them, cranberries can help you fight and prevent infections like Urinary Tract Infections. Cranberries have the ability to fend off E coli bacterial infections that can stick to your urinary tract walls and can also help your kidneys eliminate toxins more effectively. Try having fresh cranberries or natural cranberry juice to reap its benefits.
Gokharu or puncture vine: This is popularly prescribed for Urinary Tract Infections, kidney stones and many other kidney disorders because it has antiseptic properties and anti-inflammatory properties. This Ayurveda herb is used in Ayurvedic medicine formulations.
Pomegranates or anar: Pomegranate is often prescribed to those who suffer frequently from urinary tract infections and kidney infections. Pomegranates have Vitamin C and antioxidants that could be useful in regulating kidney functions. Eat pomegranate or have its juice to avail of all its health benefits.
Banyan tree bark: Commonly prescribed for urine infections, banyan tree bark is given to patients by Ayurveda practitioners in the form of capsules. This can also help treat pelvic inflammatory infections and vaginitis.
Lemons: Its acidic nature and the high level of Vitamin C content in lemons can help prevent the formation of kidney stones. A squeeze of lemon juice on your dishes or drinking lemon juice frequently can help flush out toxins from your body.