(Collage by me, Joy Boardman)
In Ayurveda, kapha rules the water in your system so it makes sense that Kapha body types might have troubles with their Urinary tracts.
If this happens to you, follow these instructions to get your body back in balance:
First of all: Add 1/2 tsp baking soda in a glass of water as soon as you see the first symptoms of urinary tract infection.
*Drink: (liquids are MOST important)
**WATER- as much water as possible, preferably warm (not hot) (&with lemon=delicious.)
**Cranberry and pomegranate juice!!
Fresh lemon juice
Marshmallow Root–brew a tea containing marshmallow root. The herb has powerful antiseptic qualities to clean out the urethra and kill bacteria.
Eat lots of:
Herbs: *Coriander* and cilantro, cumin and fennel
*Echinacea and *Goldenseal are very good to increase your vitality and fight against infection and are some of the best home remedies for urinary tract infection.
Cows face pose
Cooling breath 10x (curl your tongue, or purse lips like you are sucking through a straw, breathe in through mouth, close mouth, breath out through nose, repeat)
Do complete body massage with sesame oil daily. Sesame oil is great!
No no NO:
Avoid intake of hot, oily, spicy, sour, salty, and bitter foods• Avoid alcohol and cigarettes, carbonated drinks like beer, soda or any other drink with fizz.
All these foods and drinks promote growth of bacteria. Gross.
Keep in mind:
Go to the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge & empty your bladder completely when you pass urine.
Do not give bacteria a chance to grow!!
*things with stars are most important*
(This article was originally posted October 12, 2012)
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