Natural Treatment for Proteinuria in Ayurveda

Shloka meaning

Sandra meha is a subtype of kaphaja prameha.

According to This Shloka

A person whose urine when kept for the night precipitates in the pot then this condition is called as the sandrameha and it occurs due to the vitiation of Kapha Dosha.

(Reference: Charak Samhita (nidan sthan): Chapter-4 shloka:15)

Every individual has protein in the blood. This protein is called albumin and these proteins have a very important role in the body, such as building up the bones and muscles, preventing from infections and controlling the amount of fluid in the blood. Normally the healthy kidneys remove the extra fluid from the blood but let these proteins to pass through and return back to the blood. But when the kidneys do not work properly, they can let the protein to escape through filters into the urine. Then there is the presence of protein in the urine and this condition is called proteinuria (albuminuria). Having the traces of protein in the urine may be a sign of nephritic syndrome or it is called as the early sign of kidney disease. If a person has protein in their urine then there may be a risk of having kidney disease.

As Per Ayurveda Aspect

Prameha consists of two sub-words. i.e. ‘Pra’ and ‘Meha’ in which the word pra means passing of urine in excess by both terms: frequency and quantity and meh means to excrete. This disease is correlated to sandrameha (a subtype of prameha). There are 10 types of kaphaja prameha and are located in the fat, having similar properties and Kapha dosha is most predominant. In this condition, the urine becomes concentrated or dense and it precipitates when allowed to settle down when it is kept overnight. The main causes (nidan) related to it are hereditary factors (Sahaja nidana) and (apathyanimitaja)- intake of diet that increases Kapha dosha such as yavaka, hayanaka, ghrit, guda, and ikshu. Improper lifestyle includes sthula (obese), bahuasi (voracious eater), laziness, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, excessive sleep during the day and excessive consumption of alcohol. Clinical features of premaha are prabhutmutrata (increase in the frequency and quantity of urine), avilmutrata (turbid urine).


What are the Causes of Proteinuria?

  1. Diseases related to glomeruli (these are called as the kidney’s filtering units) such as Glomerulonephritis
  2. Urine infection may also cause proteinuria, but usually there some other signs related to it- such as Cystitis or any other urinary tract infections.
  3. Proteinuria can also be a symptom of some other diseases: for example congestive heart failure or if a woman had eclampsia during pregnancy.
  4. Temporary proteinuria may also trigger after vigorous exercise or high fever.
  5. In some children proteinuria can be detected later in the day, but not in the morning. This is called orthostatic Proteinuria and it does not cause any harm.

Other Causes are:

  • Emotional stress
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Exposure to cold
  • Strenuous exercise

What are the Symptoms of Proteinuria?

When the condition of the kidneys becomes worsen and a large amount of urine escape through the urinary tract, then following symptoms may arise:

  • Frothy or foamy urine
  • Swelling over the face, hands, feet, and abdomen Other symptoms may include:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hiccups
  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea or may be vomiting

Risk Factors:

People who are at high risk for kidney disease are at increased risk that includes:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • A family history of kidney disease
  • Age: 65 years or above

Ayurvedic Treatment for Proteinuria

Planet Ayurveda offers an effective combination of authentic herbs which is useful in the treatment of proteinuria. An effective pack is formulated with these herbs such as nephrotic syndrome care pack. This pack is formulated with 100% pure and natural herbs without the use of colors, fillers, preservatives, and starch.

This pack contains:


  1. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules:

Phyllanthus Niruri is a popular remedy with various powerful medicinal properties. Some research supports its use for kidney stones, liver health, and diabetes. It relaxes the ureter and passes the stones easily through the ureter. This herb prevents stones from forming in the first place by stopping the crystals that form them from clumping together. It has a prophylactic activity and controls the symptoms of proteinuria effectively.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.

  1. Mutrakrichantak Churna:

Mutrakrichantak Churna contains medicinal herbs such as gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crateva nurvala), shigru (Moringa oleifera), Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), apamarg (Achyranthes aspera) and Shirish (Albezzia lebbok) that are helpful in reducing the symptoms related to nephrotic syndrome. These herbs have cleansing and diuretic effects on the urinary system. This churna has broad spectrum results on the symptoms of proteinuria.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful two times daily with plain water after meals.

How to use: Boil 1 teaspoonful in 400 ml of water until it remains to 50 to 60 ml. Filter this with a regular tea strainer and drink it two times a day after the intake of food.

  1. Chandanadi Vati:

Chandanadi Vati is a classical herbal formulation which is useful in pacifying Pitta and Kapha dosha and this formulation is good for treating burning micturition, dysuria and other related symptoms. Ingredients used in chandanadi vati are Amalaki, safed ral, Kapur, gokshura, gandhabiroja, kababchini, kattha, Safed Chandan, pashanbhed, Choti elaichi, and gairik. It is useful in maintaining the healthy immune system and overall health of the body. It is also helpful in flushing out the toxins from the kidneys.

Dosage: 2 tablets thrice daily with plain water after meals.

  1. Curcumin Capsules:

Curcumin capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa). Turmeric contains an active compound called curcumin which is effective for treating skin ailments. Regular intake of these capsules eliminate the toxins from kidneys and protects the body from free radicals. Due to its hot potency, this herb is used to pacify Vata dosha and due to its dry properties, and pungent taste, it is useful in pacifying Kapha Dosha.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

These above-mentioned products work effectively on proteinuria and its associated symptoms.


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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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