Amaranth is a good helper in inflammatory diseases, and this applies to almost all organs. The main problem is that it is difficult to determine the cause of inflammation. Urethritis, cystitis and pyelonephritis, which will be discussed today, can be caused by banal hypothermia, or by infections or disturbances in other systems. And if in the first case, traditional medicine is able to cope without the help of traditional medicine in general (with the exception of particularly acute manifestations of the disease), then in the latter only grass is fraught with complications.
Treatment with amaranth: when it is effective
So, there is amaranth in your household supplies, and you understand that some of the urinary system functions not as it should. How to understand whether a national first-aid kit will help here or do you need to go to a traditional one?
Signs of weak inflammation that can be eliminated by amaranth
First, let’s look at the terminology. The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, which lead to the bladder, the bladder itself and the urethra, which is often called the urethra. Inflammation can anything. Inflammation of the kidneys is pyelonephritis, the bladder is cystitis and inflammation of the urethra, respectively, is called urethritis.
Any inflammation of the urinary organs first manifests itself in any of the following signs:
- unpleasant pulling sensations in the lower back (these are clearly kidney problems, unless you have radiculitis);
- burning, burning during urination (a sure sign of urethritis);
- constant urge to urinate (this is cystitis).
An unpleasant sensation may appear in the abdomen (where the bladder is). They are rather vague, most often, trying to concretize, they are defined as very weak pulling sensations. Sometimes there is a desire to rub, gently massage the area in which discomfort is felt. This, by the way, can be done (to disperse the blood), just don’t press on the sore area, but just rub it, best of all – with circular movements of a warm palm clockwise.
The same “pulling” weak feeling can appear anywhere on the way from the kidneys to the bladder: this means a problem with the ureters. The image above shows how they are located. Try to determine if this area hurts or not.
Causes of inflammatory diseases in which amaranth helps
There are a number of cases in which, when these symptoms occur, you can try to cure yourself with amaranth and other herbs. We list them:
After hypothermia. And even when it seems that there was no overcooling. If you just went from work to a stop in a short fur coat, thin skirt and nylon pantyhose in the cold, the urinary system can react.
Important! Sometimes hypothermia is accompanied by a desire to muffle or warm the lower abdomen or lower back. Do not ignore this desire, but in no case do not use too hot baths. It is better to just roll the lower back and hips in a woolen blanket or put a warm (not hot!) Heater on the lower abdomen.
After eating very spicy, very salty and in general non-standard for you questionable food (including exotic) and the same drinks. The substances they contain often tend to irritate the mucous membranes and other membranes of internal organs, including the internal tissues of the urinary bladder, urinary tract, etc.
After consuming a caffeine shock dose (not only with coffee, but also with black tea, cola, energy drinks and other caffeine-containing substances). Caffeine also irritates these organs.
In women, after intercourse. The urethra is located very close to the organs of the reproductive system, and active friction can provoke its irritation. However, in this case, you need to be completely confident in the absence of diseases of the genital organs in yourself and your partner, since urethritis often occurs against the background of sexual disorders.
Amaranth helps relieve symptoms in case of exacerbation of chronic cystitis and urethritis. It is worth recalling that in this case, the disappearance of the symptom does not mean the disappearance of the disease, therefore, it is undesirable to abuse this method, and it is desirable to undergo treatment as soon as possible at the appropriate doctor. But if the aggravation has caught up at the most inappropriate moment and a visit to the doctor is impossible, one can count on the anti-inflammatory effect of amaranth.
Cases where amaranth does not help
It is ineffective to treat these diseases with amaranth, chamomile, St. John’s wort, and any other healing herbs recommended on the Internet, if inflammation of the urinary organs is caused by:
- another disease (for example, diabetes);
- urolithiasis (it often provokes pyelonephritis, cystitis, followed by inflammation and the urethra);
- sexually transmitted infections (they are transmitted from the organs of the reproductive system to the urinary organs);
- E. coli and other bacteria that are present in the human body and which enter the urethra, and after it enter the bladder and the kidneys due to non-compliance with the rules of hygiene and for other reasons.
In these cases, it is better to be examined as soon as possible, to identify the cause of the disease and to initiate the appropriate drug treatment. It can be supplemented with herbs to relieve the liver and kidneys from medications. In the latter case, amaranth, by the way, can be useful. Check with the doctor if it will not interfere with other drugs, and if it doesn’t hurt – drink it boldly, the body will thank you for it.
Important! Do not try to be treated with folk remedies if blood is mixed with urine or it is very turbid. Consult a doctor.
Treatment methods for pyelonephritis, cystitis and urethritis with amaranth
Products amaranth, entering the body, can reduce inflammatory processes in those organs through which they pass in the process of assimilation. Through the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra most of the consumed fluids passes, and therefore for the treatment of cystitis, urethritis and weak pyelonephritis, it is recommended to drink teas, decoctions and infusions of amaranth in large quantities.
Recipes for decoction, infusion and tea for the treatment of kidneys, bladder and urethra
The most effective in the treatment of organs of the urinary system is considered to be a decoction of dried leaves and flowers of a healing plant. Amaranth decoction can be prepared in the following way:
- measure 40 g of crushed dry leaves and flowers;
- boil 1 liter of water;
- pour boiling water over the amaranth and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes;
- leave the broth on the hot plate under the lid for about an hour;
- Pour into another container and pour out the remaining sediment (or use it on the skin).
Amaranth infusion is sometimes considered more effective, because when it is prepared (without cooking, only with insisting), less natural properties are lost. This is so if we are talking about the treatment of skin diseases or, for example, the oral cavity (read about this in the material “Amaranth in Dentistry” in the first, second and third parts), but for the treatment of internal organs the infusion is sometimes less useful because it contains too many active substances. For example, in the treatment of gastritis is better to do a decoction. content_amarant-healing-propertiesFor the treatment of cystitis, urethritis and pyelonephritis, an infusion is suitable, for the preparation of which you need:
- take 20 g of dry, shredded flowers and leaves;
- boil 1 liter of water;
- wait a minute until the water cools to a temperature of about 90 degrees;
- pour the leaves;
- insist about half an hour;
Pour into another container so that the precipitate does not fall into the infusion.
Amaranth tea is more likely an addition to the treatment with decoction and infusion than a complete remedy. Its effectiveness in the treatment of kidneys is approximately 60% of the effectiveness of the decoction and 80% of the effectiveness of the infusion. But in the treatment of inflammation of the bladder and urethra, the properties of the fluid are not so important, so it is more advisable to use a lot of amaranth tea just for cystitis and urethritis. Amaranth tea is prepared as follows:
- about 35-40 g of amaranth leaves and flowers per half-liter teapot are measured;
- leaves and flowers are flooded with water, the temperature of which should be no more than 85 degrees and no less than 70;
- tea brewed for about 7-10 minutes;
- Honey or lemon juice is added to taste.
Sugar in the treatment of diseases of the urinary system is undesirable to add, although it is rarely possible – but in small quantities.
Use and dosage
For the treatment of pyelonephritis, it is best to drink 300-400 ml of infusion after a sufficiently abundant meal, about 200-250 ml after small snacks, and also 100-150 ml several times during the day, when you are thirsty, especially preferably in the morning and about half an hour before sleep.
Note! In case of kidney diseases, the amount of fluid consumed should not be excessive, otherwise it will overload them.
With cystitis and urethritis, the amount of fluid can be increased, but drinking too much at once, through force, is also not worth it. Put a thermos with a drink next to you, periodically pay attention to it and evaluate the condition of the body. If you don’t want to drink at all, you don’t need to force yourself, and if it seems that a couple of sips can be done, do.
When the kidneys feel in the process of treating cystitis and urethritis, the amount of fluid should immediately be reduced – this is an overload symptom.
Broths, infusions and teas should not be cold, but they should not be made too hot either: excessively hot drinks are harmful to the body, since they burn and thin the tissues of internal organs, thereby reducing local immunity. Make a warm infusion, the temperature of which will be pleasant to the tongue, and if you use a thermos or thermocup – heat it up so that the temperature is a few degrees higher.
External use of amaranth infusion for urethritis
When urethritis and cystitis caused by them, you can also do the bath with amaranth infusion. For this you need:
- prepare amaranth infusion according to the above recipe;
- heat to a pleasant body temperature of 5 liters of water;
- pour infusion there;
- sit in such a bath as long as possible until you feel that the water has become cool.
Also amaranth infusion can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent for washing away. To this end, it should be mixed with ordinary boiled water at a rate of 1: 1 and thoroughly rinse the area of the affected organ every time after visiting the toilet (do not forget that the procedure should be performed from front to back, and not vice versa).
If you follow a kind of “safety technique”, namely: not supercool (it is better to wear ski pants several times than to cure chronic disease for months), follow the rules of hygiene, suspend active sex life for a time with cystitis and urethritis, then weak inflammations of the urinary system disappear in about 3 days, and if the immunity is weakened – 5 or as a last resort 6. If symptoms of diseases do not disappear within a week, be sure to consult your urologist.