Do you suffer from burns or pain while urinating frequently? If yes, it can be a sign of kidney health disturbances, urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney stones, kidney disease etc. Ayurveda has a wide variety of herbs for various health issues. Let us give you some herbs that help keep the kidneys healthy. Ms Preety Tyagi, Lead Health Coach, Celebrity Nutritionist & Founder, My22BMI shares ten most common herbs as per Ayurveda which can not only support kidney and liver function but can also treat kidney and liver-related problems.
Butea (Sacred Tree)
Palash known as Butea monosperma in English is a tree which bears bright red-orange flowers which can be taken in the form of herbal tea to improve the function of the kidneys. Butea is a tree, whose flowers are used as herbs when dried. These bright red-orange flowers have a calming power, which controls urine flow and reduces the burning sensation.
Puzzlegrass contains an alkaloid, which promotes kidney health as well as improves the kidney system. Not only this, but it also helps to flush out all the harmful toxins from the kidneys.
The bark of the Gokshura tree is considered very useful for all problems associated with kidney health including UTI infection and urinary irritation. It is helpful in blood circulation to eliminate kidney stones.
Heart-leaved moonseed (Gudduchi and Giloy)
These are vines with heart-shaped leaves. These are excellent in removing all toxins from the body by improving kidney and liver function. Heart-leaved moonseed has astringent properties that are very beneficial for your health. In Ayurveda, this herb has been described wonderfully for the kidneys and its functions. It is recommended to be consumed after consulting a doctor as it is not suitable for everyone and can cause some small adverse changes in your body.
Turmeric: A repository of medicinal properties
Turmeric is a powerful herb, which can effectively treat common kidney infections, urinary problems, kidney failure, etc. Daily intake of turmeric can improve your health in many ways such as kidney stones, kidney inflammation, infections, kidney cysts etc. Turmeric helps in healing the kidneys by strengthening the urinary function. It enhances the risk of infections and reduces swelling.
For cleansing toxins from our body, ginger is used in many countries and from centuries. It helps in removing toxins from the kidneys and liver and in anti-inflammatory in nature. Ginger is used as a cleaning ingredient that detoxes the liver and kidneys. Its anti-inflammatory properties help combat the pain and inflammation in the kidneys caused by a UTI infection.
Coriander seeds and leaves are excellent in detoxifying our body by improving the liver function and kidney function. These are excellent in improving thyroid function as well. Coriander is used in every kitchen. Coriander is used extensively to garnish food, but did you know that it is also an excellent ingredient for kidney problems. Coriander helps in regulating kidney and bladder functions.
- Triphala: It is a combination of three very potent energizing herbs which help in improving the natural functions of the kidney and liver by strengthening them and improving the excretion mechanism of our body.
- Amla: It is abundant in Vitamin C and can be taken in powder form or raw form or any other form. It improves kidney and liver function as well and is excellent for detoxification in our body.
- Varun: It is a natural diuretic which helps in removing excess water from our body and prevents the body from ills of water retention, hence improving the kidney function in the body.
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