Here is a simple home remedy for the treatment of Urinary track infection associated with difficulty in urination using three easy ingredients.
Amla – Indian Gooseberry – 1 fruit / 10 grams
Turmeric powder – 5 grams
Honey – 1 – 2 teaspoon.
Method of Preparation
Take Amla fruits, wash it, grate it into small pieces. Crush it in a mortar and pestle. Extract juice out of it by squeezing. With one fruit, you may get 1 – 2 teaspoon of juice.
Add turmeric powder to it mix well. Add 2 teaspoon of honey to it and mix well.
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Dose – 1-2 teaspoon 2 times a day before food for 10-15 days time.
How long to take?
All the three are pretty basic, natural dietary ingredients. So, good to use for long term – 2-3 months of time, if required.
Rules for preparation
If you prepare it in the morning, you can use it till evening.
You can prepare slightly large quantity and refrigerate it so that you can use it for 2 – 3 days but keep in mind that such a refrigeration method is not an ideal practice as per Ayurveda.
Useful in burning urination,
difficulty in urination, recurrent urinary tract infections,
lower abdominal pain (bladder pain),
chronic Urinary tract infection
prostatitis, Cystitis (Other medicines along with might be required)
What if I have amla powder and not the fruit?
You can mix 1 teaspoon (5-6 grams) of amla powder with 5 grams of turmeric and mix it with 2 teaspoon of honey and use it 5 grams once or two times a day before food.
Keep in mind the amla fruit juice is the first choice.
If you are preparing with dry amla powder, then you can store this for 1 – 2 months of time.
Herbal powder shelf life is more compared to shorter shelf life of juice extract.
Can it be used in diabetic people?
If the blood sugar is under good control, then diabetic people can use it.
If the blood sugar is not under good control, then honey can be skipped from this remedy.
What can be done with the leftover amla pieces after squeezing it for juice?
It has still some minor nutritive value. You can eat it.
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Effect on Tridosha
Amla balances all the three Doshas, mainly Vata and Pitta
Turmeric balances all the three Doshas, mainly Kapha and Vata.
Honey balances Kapha Dosha.
So, together, a perfect combination for anyone with any Dosha type.
The overall potency of this remedy is slightly hot. (turmeric and honey are slightly hot and amla is a coolant).
Mode of action
How does this work?
Both turmeric and amla are very good anti oxidants and anti microbial herbs. The same combination also exists in powder form called Nishamalaki Churna. Nisha is turmeric and Amalaki is Amla (Indian Gooseberry).
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The Nishamalaki churna is widely used in the treatment of UTI and diabetes.
Turmeric is praised as one of the prime herbs for the treatment of disorders pertaining to urinary system.
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Side effects and precautions
This remedy can be taken by children above 1 year of age.
Assuming that you use good quality of honey, it is safe to take during pregnancy and lactation period.
It is best to follow this or any other home remedy only after consulting a qualified Ayurvedic doctor.
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