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Urinary Tract Infection : Ayurveda Perspective

What Are Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) ? Infections that occur in kidney, urethra and bladder are called as urinary tract infections. These infections are caused by bacteria like Klebsiella, Enterococcus, Staphylococcus and proteus. Sexually transmitted organisms like Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeare also responsible for urinary tract infections. Women are more vulnerable to UTI than men because the urethra in women is shorter as compare to men.
Some of the common reasons which causes UTIMain cause of urinary tract infections are bacteria which reside around anus. During infection these bacteria can move to urethra further to bladder and spread in to kidneys.Sexual intercourses are also responsible for urinary tract infections.It has been observed that immune compromised patients (HIV/Diabetes) are more prone to these infections.Unhygienic conditions like improper washing of hands also increase the chances of urinary tract infections.

According to Ayurveda, Urinary T…

Health Benefits of Ragi

A generation ago, many Indians, especially in the southern part of the country, were familiar with ragi or finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.). The once well-known cereal is however totally absent in most people’s diets today. This is quite surprising and unfortunate, considering the nutritive and therapeutic value of finger millet for the human body.

Ragi: A Brief History Finger millet originated in Africa and has been cultivated for many thousands of years in Uganda and Ethiopia. In India, the crop was probably introduced 4000 years ago, and has been found in archeological excavations in the Harappan Civilization.

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Benefits of Ragi #1 Ragi has high protein content This high protein content makes finger millet a very important factor in preventing malnutrition. The cereal can be an especially good source of protein for vegetarians because of its methionine content that constitutes about 5% of the protein.

#2 Ragi is a rich source of minerals Ragi is also a very rich source…
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