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|Home Remedies for Nephritis(Inflammation of Kidneys)
Nephritis refers to an inflammation of the kidneys. It is a serious condition and may be either acute or chronic. Most often
this disease strikes in childhood or adolescence. It can become progressively worse and result in death, if not treated
properly at the initial stage.
The main symptoms of acute nephritis are pain in the kidneys, extending down to the ureter, fever, dull pain in the back,
and scanty and highly coloured urine. Often, the urine may contain blood, albumin, and casts consisting of clumps of red and
white cells. Other symptoms are puffiness in the face, and swelling of the feet and ankles. In the chronic stages, the patient
passes large amounts of albumin in the urine. Later, there may be a rise in blood pressure and the patient may develop
|Nephritis usually follows some streptococcus infection of the throat, or an attack of scarlet fever, or rheumatic fever. The
underlying causes of this disease are, however, wrong feeding habits and weak defence mechanisms of the body.
Home Remedies with Banana:
Bananas are an effective remedy for nephritis due to their low protein and salt, and high carbohydrate content. A diet of
bananas only should be taken for three or four days, consuming eight to nine bananas a day in the treatment of this disease.
Home Remedies with Carrot Juice:
The use of carrot juice is one of the most effective home remedies for nephritis. One glass of carrot juice, mixed with a
tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of fresh lime juice, should be taken every day, first thing in the morning.
Home Remedies using Avocado:
Avocados are valuable as a staple food in nephritis. The usefulness of this fruit arises from its large mineral and small protein
Home Remedies using Grapes:
Grapes are an excellent remedy for acute and chronic nephritis. They possess an exceptional diuretic value on account of
their high contents of water and potassium salt. Their value in kidney troubles like nephritis is enhanced by their low albumin
and sodium chloride content.
Home Cures with Coconut Water:
Tender coconut water is another excellent remedy for this disease. The water of one green tender coconut can be taken
beneficially once or twice a day. It acts as a very effective but safe diuretic in the treatment of nephritis.
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