Glomerulonephritis is inflammation of the filtering structures (glomeruli) in the kidney. Glomeruli help remove the waste products and excess fluid and electrolytes from the bloodstream, passing them on into urine. Glomerulonephritis can occur suddenly (acute glomerulonephritis) or gradually. There are several causes for glomerulonephritis. They include streptococcal infection (usually of throat or skin), bacterial endocarditis, viral infections, disease of the immune system, inflammation of blood vessels, diabetes, and hypertension.
Sometimes glomerulonephritis can be asymptomatic and get detected on routine urine examination. Symptoms can be cola-coloured or pink urine on account of red blood cells in the urine (hematuria), foamy urine on account of excess protein (proteinuria), hypertension (high blood pressure), and edema or swelling due to fluid retention in face, hands, abdomen, and feet. If glomerulonephritis is left untreated, it can lead to impaired functioning of kidneys and even kidney failure.
Home Remedies For Glomerulonephritis
Ginger is an effective remedy in a variety of medical ailments, including glomerulonephritis. This is because it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antitussive properties.
The chemicals that confer these properties on it are the essential oils zingerone, gingerols and shogaols, in addition to the several vitamins and minerals it contains. You can consume ginger in a variety of forms (fresh, powdered, dried, juice, or oil) to derive its health benefits in glomerulonephritis.
Turmeric (“Queen of the spices”) is a very widely used spice in cooking all over the world. The reason for its efficacy in treating a variety of medical conditions is its active chemical component curcumin.
Turmeric is helpful in glomerulonephritis because curcumin is anti-inflammatory, in addition to being antiseptic and anticarcinogenic. Turmeric also contains several key vitamins and minerals, which boost your capacity to fight the disease process in glomerulonephritis.
Cinnamon is helpful in glomerulonephritis because it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The chemicals that confer on it these properties are the essential oils cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, and cinnamyl acetate.
Cinnamon also has antioxidant properties, so it boosts your immune system and helps you in fighting the disease process in glomerulonephritis. It also gives you disease-fighting capability on account of its vitamin and mineral content.
Cardamom has several health benefits and is used as a spice in many countries of the world. It is helpful in glomerulonephritis because it is a very powerful antioxidant, which boosts your immune system and thus your ability to fight the disease processes.
The chemicals responsible for these effects of cardamom are 3,3’-diindolylmethane and C9H9NO. Other beneficial constituents of cardamom are the essential oils containing the chemicals myrcene, terpineol, limonene, cineol, phellandrene, heptanes, and sabinene. Do not take cardamom if you have stones in your gall bladder.
Onion is beneficial in glomerulonephritis because it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The active chemicals present in onion that have these properties are phenolics and flavonoids like quercetin.
Onion also contains several health-promoting vitamins and minerals. You can consume onion as raw slices or by using it liberally in cooking. Onion should be avoided if you are taking aspirin, lithium, antidiabetic drugs, or blood thinners because it can have adverse interactions with them.
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