Home Remedy for Urinary Diseases

Herbal Treatment

Home Remedy for Urinary Diseases

Treatment

Apart from various approaches to kidney treatment and surgery, plants also offer to great extent, a herbal way to alleviate these conditions.

Role of Plants

Description: A prostrate spreading herb, densely covered with minute hair. Leaves in opposite pairs, 5-8 cm long, compound, leaflets 4-7 pairs, 8-12 mm long. Flowers pale yellow, 1-15 cm diameter, growing solitary opposite to the leaves or in axils of leaves. Fruit very characteristic and easily known by numerous spines on it. Fruits often cling to clothes, bodies of animals and wheels of vehicles. Seeds many in each of the five parts of the fruit.

Distribution: The plants occur throughout India.

Parts used: Fruit, root and whole plant.

Properties: Cooling, demulcent (a substance which protects the mucous membranes and allays irritations), diuretic, tonic and aphrodisiac.

Phytochemicais: Alkaloid, aromatic substance, unsaturated acids, essential oil, large amount of nitrates (mainly responsible for diuretic action), harmon and harmin.

Forms of use: Decoction, powder, infusion.

Medicinal Uses

1. Plant and dried spiny fruits are used in decoction or infusion in all the diseases of genito-urinary system such as difficulty in passing urine (dysuria), inflammation of the bladder, caused by infection (chronic cystitis), formation of small stones in kidney (calculous and grovel affections), urinary disorders, kidney diseases and suppression of urine.

2. The action of the drug on the mucous membrane of the urinary track has confirmed diuretic properties (as per clinical tests).

3. Decoction of the fruits with addition of carbonate of potash is given in painful micturition passing of urine.

Other Uses

1. Fruits are used in sexual weakness.

2. An infusion of the fruits is useful in gout.

3. It is also used in cough, diseases of the heart.

2. Raphnus sativus, Linn

Description: An annually cultivated plant, leaves very deeply lobed, end broad. Taproot long, thick white. Flowers white or lilac with purple veins.

Distribution: Cultivated throughout India.

Parts used: Seeds, root and leaves.

Properties: Diuretic, laxative, lithotriptic and antiscorbutic (a remedy for scurvy or minor degree of vit. C deficiency) .

Phytochemicals: Flavonoids, essential oil, glucoside, enzyme, methyl mercaptan, carbohydrates and mineral etc.

Forms of use: Juice, root powder, decoction.

Medicinal Uses

1. Leaf juice is prescribed in difficulty of passing urine (dysuria), closure of urinary passage (stranguary), (calculi).

2. Root juice prescribed in urinary trouble.

3. Seeds are found to be effective in increasing information and excretion.

Other Uses

1. Leaf juice acts as stimulant.

2. Seeds are useful as carminative, expectorant, laxative.

3. Root juice also prescribed for piles and stomachache.

3. Solanum surattens. Bunn, f.

Description: A prickly, much branched herb, usually spreading or diffused, young branches densely covered with minute star shaped hairs, prickles yellow, shining, about 1.5 cm long. Leaves upto 10 cm long, their midribs and other nerves with sharp yellow prickles. Flowers purple, about 2 cm long, few together in small bunches opposite the leaves. Fruit 1.5-2 cm, round yellow or pale with green veins.

Distribution: Throughout India on waste places, on roadside.

Parts Used: Whole plant.

Properties: Diuretic, carminative (a drug which is used to facilitate the eructation of gas from stomach), expectorant, febrifuge, bitter, digestive, alterant and astringent.

Phytochemicals: Alkaloids.

Forms of Use: Decoction, powder.

Medicinal Uses

It is diuretic and is considered useful in concretions or stones in bladders.

Other Uses

1. A decoction of the plant is used in gonorrhoea and rheumatism.

2. A fine powder of the fruits with honey is useful for chronic cough in children.

3. The drug is used in cough, asthma, pain in chest, fever and sore throat.

Other Useful Plants

Psoralea corylifolia (Babchi)- The seeds are useful for promoting urination.

Luffa acutangula (Turai)-It is effective diuretic. It stimulates the mucous membrane of the kidneys and urinary passage.

Taraxacum officinale (Dudal)-Root is useful in chronic disorder of the kidney.

Hyoscyamus niger (Ajwain)-Useful in urinary affections as irritation of the kidneys.

Asparagus racemosus (Satavari)-Also prescribed in kidney ailments.

Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)-Seeds are useful in complaints of urinary system.

Hygrophila auriculata (Talmakhana)-It is useful in the disease of urino-genital system. The diuretic activity of the drug is believed to be due to combination of both inorganic and organic contents of the plants. Seeds and roots, singly also, have diuretic property.

Boehavia diffusa (Bishkopra)- The main use of the drug is as a diuretic i.e., to promote urination in dropsy and urinary problems.

Nigella sativa (Kalaunji)-It is useful in kidney and bladder stones.

Keeping kidneys healthy does not involve too much effort. All you need to do is

Control diabetes (if it is there) and high B.P.

·         Don't take drugs unnecessarily.

·         Watch your urinary symptoms.

·         Pain in the back just below the ribs.

Prevention        

• 8 glasses of water/soups/juices/milk.

·         Eating calcium.

·         Avoid meat in excess.

·         Take plenty of potassium, magnessium and vitamin B6 present in bananas, potatoes, corn and Soyabeans.

·         Stop smoking,

·         Cutting salt in your diet.

·         Exercise to speed up blood circulation.

Medicines

Ayurvedic    :Cystone

Unani              :Kushta Hajrul Yahood

 

Homeopathic  :Berberis- Vulgaris-30 Canthris-30 alternate with 2 hrs difference. 



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