Kidney infection is medically referred to as “Pyelonephritis”. Bacterial infection, kidney stones and weak immunity might lead to this problem. Symptoms of this problem include fever, nausea, burning sensation while urinating, pus or blood secretion with urine, pain and so on. Further, it may result in dehydration, rapid heart rate and weakness.
Pregnant women and individuals suffering from diabetes are at a higher risk of developing this problem. Various natural treatments can be used to get relief from the problem.
Natural Treatments for Kidney Infection
Uva ursi is also known as “Bearberry” or “Manzanita”. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat urinary tract infections.
Dried leaves of uva ursi can be boiled in water to prepare tea and consumed several times in a day to obtain the desired results. It is essential to consult a medical professional before using this natural treatment.
Kidney infections can also be treated with the use of vitamins. Vitamin C may boost the immune system of the body. Consumption of food items rich in vitamin C can reduce the pain caused by the infection. Vitamin D can decrease the risk of developing this problem. Vitamin D3 can also help in killing the bacteria resulting in the infection. Vitamin A can protect the body from bacterial infections. The sources of these vitamins include milk, broccoli, fish, cod liver oil, cereals and butter.
Intake of fluids can provide relief from the discomfort caused by the infection. Increasing the consumption of water can help in flushing out the bacteria and toxins from the body.
A glass of cranberry juice can also be consumed on a frequent basis to obtain the desired results. A combination of carrot, beetroot and kale juice can also be taken. Another alternative is to consume a glass of lemonade several times in a day.
Parsley is another effective natural treatment. Intake of parsley juice can help in dissolving the kidney stones which might result in the infection. Parsley tea can be prepared by boiling fresh parsley leaves in water and consumed multiple times in a day to obtain effective results.
Buchu has volatile oil which can relieve the inflammation resulting from the kidney infection. Consumption of buchu tea several times in a day can help in flushing out the infection from the body. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use this treatment.
Yogurt (2 or 3 cups) can be consumed on a regular basis to obtain relief from the symptoms of the kidney infection. Blueberries can also be added to a cup of yogurt to get effective results. Intake of buttermilk on a frequent basis may also provide the desired results.
A glass of aloe vera juice (half cup) can be consumed on a daily basis to treat the problem. Consumption of a mixture of aloe vera juice and warm water can also provide relief.
An infusion prepared by mixing dried and grated marshmallow roots and leaves in cold water can be consumed 2 to 4 times on a daily basis to obtain relief from the pain. This infusion should be taken after 8 hours of the preparation.