Treating kidney infections at home
Natural treatment of kidney infections or renal infections
Phytotherapy. Preparations with plants for the diseases of the kidneys
The primary role of phytotherapy in the problem of kidney infections is to use those plants whose purpose will result in:
- Use plants with antibiotic properties that prevent infection or help to eliminate the microorganisms causing the infection.
- Use anti-inflammatory plants that reduce inflammation (nephritis) that appears as a result of infections.
- Use plants with diuretic properties that increase urine output will facilitate the removal of microorganisms.
Internal use remedies for kidney infections
We can use curative herbs to prevent or treat kidney infections. The most important medicinal plants are the following:
Bearberry or uva ursi: (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) (Consult toxicity) Uva ursi is one of the most common remedies used to treat urinary tract ailments. It is used primarily in cases of infections caused by bacteria. But for this to take place, it is necessary for our urine to be less acidic as possible. This is the reason why the treatments carried out by this plant are often combined with the ingestion of bicarbonate to neutralize the acidity of urine, making it more alkaline. So it is appropriate for the treatment of diseases such as inflammation of the urethra (urethritis), of the bladder (cystitis), urinary tract irritation and acts on the need to urinate repeatedly that these urinary conditions generate. These effects should be attributed to arbutin that becomes hydroquinone when in contact with the intestinal flora in addition to its high tannin content (about 15 to 20%) which act on the secretions of pus that generate these diseases. Take one of the following preparations:
Blueberry: (Vaccinium myrtillus) Like the bearberry, this plant juice acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from developing in it. Treatments based on a daily glass of cranberry juice for two or three months have been quite effective in the treatment of this disease. Likewise, the cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are used for this purpose. Also cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are used for this purpose with such a strong power as bearberry, but less irritating.
Garlic: (Allium sativum) Being one of best natural antibiotics, the habitual ingestion of garlic can prevent the bacterial infections of the excretory system.
Onion: (Allium cepa) like garlic, it constitutes another natural antibiotic. Eating raw onions is usually a way to boost the immune system and prevent the development of germs.
Nettle: (Urtica dioica) Another plant very suitable to increase urine output so that, like parsley, it can help prevent stone formation or promote the expulsion of these when they are small.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) this is a plant that over stimulates the production of urine, to the extent that the common Catalan name is " pixallits" (= It pisses beds) refers to this aspect. Hence, its use is appropriate in cases where it is interesting to eliminate as much water - dropsy and obesity - and in those where it is essential to eliminate toxins from the blood - cholesterol, uric acid, diabetes, etc. By increasing urine, it encourages expulsion of kidney stones (Infusion of dried leaves. Take 3 cups a day. The same infusion can also be done with the mixture of leaves and roots.
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