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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Klebsiella Species Bacteria -- UTI


Klebsiella UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) is one of the several infections which are caused by a 'superbug' called Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium. A Urinary Tract Infection refers to any infection of the urethra, bladder or kidneys.

Klebsiella UTI and other Klebsiella infections are characteristically 'nosocomial' infections, which are contracted in a hospital or a healthcare facility. The risk of contracting Klebsiella infections is high for people have a weakened immune system, either from being sick or from undergoing medical interventions due to a health issue. As such, some of the common factors which can trigger the development of Klebsiella infections are mechanical ventilators, indwelling tubes for draining urine, open wounds, and burns.

Besides Urinary Tract Infections, some of the other diseases which are caused by the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium include:

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Wound infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Community-acquired Pneumonia
  • Meningitis

In addition, some of the other clinical syndromes associated with Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium are: rhinoscleroma and ozena, colonization, and chronic genital ulcerative disease.

So far as Klebsiella UTI is concerned, these urinary tract infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae -- which is not an airborne bacterium -- cannot be clinically differentiated from other UTIs which are caused by other common organisms.

According to Ayurveda, Klebsiella UTI and other Urinary tract infections are linked to the imbalance of 'Pitta' dosha.


The situations which can trigger the spread of Klebsiella UTI and other Klebsiella infections -- or increase the risk of these infections -- are:

  • Hospitalization (particularly admission to an Intensive Care Unit)
  • Use of contaminated medical equipment
  • Use of contaminated intravenous catheters/urinary catheters
  • Use of antibiotics over a long period of time
  • Inadequate infection control practices
  • Major surgery or severe illness
  • Immunocompromised health conditions (for e.g. diabetes, alcoholism)
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Direct person-to-person contact (for e.g. when a wound is touched by someone with contaminated hands).

Overall, Klebsiella infections usually spread when Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium gains access to a person's body either by direct inoculation via breached epithelial surfaces or following aspiration of oropharyngeal organisms.


The symptoms of Klebsiella UTI and some of the other Klebsiella infections mainly depend on the infection site; and can, hence, differ from one individual to another. However, it is significant to note that the symptoms of Klebsiella infections are similar to the symptoms of the same diseases which are caused by other microbes.

The symptoms of Klebsiella UTI are:

  • Frequent urination
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Strong smell in urine
  • Urine of red or light pink colour
  • Colicky abdominal pain
  • Low back pain
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy.

Some of the common symptoms of other Klebsiella infections are:

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Breathing problems/Shortness of breath
  • Cough (with bloody, yellow, or green mucous)
  • Light-headedness
  • Confusion
  • Changes in mental state.


Treatment for Klebsiella UTI can vary, because it is based on the severity of the infection and the medication used. Appropriate antimicrobial treatment of Klebsiella UTI is started only after the laboratory identification of a substantial number of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium, in order to confirm that the symptoms of the infection are linked to the bacteria rather than to other organisms/factors.

For effective management of the symptoms of Klebsiella UTI, renowned Ayurvedic experts at Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company have prepared some beneficial herbal formulations. To prepare these formulations, 100% pure and natural best-quality herbs are used, in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda. These formulations -- offered as 'UTI Care Pack' -- are completely safe to use, as they do not contain any additives, chemicals or preservatives.


Planet Ayurveda's herbal formulations for managing Klebsiella UTI include the following products:

1. Punarnava Capsules:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of a very useful herb --- Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). This herb is widely known for its properties to treat water retention and edema, promote the health of the urinary tract, manage intestinal spasms and pain, maintain efficient functioning of the kidneys, and treat urinary bladder infections.

The recommended dosage of Punarnava capsules for managing Klebsiella UTI is: Two capsules two times daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Varunadi Vati:

This excellent herbal product -- in the form of tablets -- is prepared from a combination of several potent herbs which have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and diuretic properties. These tablets are very effective in managing Klebsiella UTI because the herbal ingredients can reduce painful urination, reduce swelling of urethra, eliminate toxins accumulated in the body due to impaired kidney function, and reduce inflammation in urethra and bladder by killing the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria responsible for the condition.

The herbs from which these tablets are prepared include: Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul), and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).

The recommended dosage of Varunadi Vati tablets for managing Klebsiella UTI is: Two tablets two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Mutrakrichantak Churna:

This churna is an amazing herbal powder which comprises the mixture of different herbs that have proven properties for providing relief in urinary tract infections. The herbal components of this churna have the capability to reduce swelling and inflammation of bladder and urethra, eliminate microorganisms from kidney and bladder, maintain kidney health, provide antioxidants to the body, reduce pain during urination, and provide relief in cystitis related to urinary tract infections.

The main herbal components of this churna are: Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Varun (Cratavea nurvala), and Kaasni (Cichorium intybus).

The recommended dosage of Mutrakrichantak Churna for managing Klebsiella UTI is: One teaspoon two times a day, with plain water, after meals.


The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda in its 'UTI Care Pack' can provide relief from the pain and inflammation associated with Klebsiella UTI, as well as urinary tract infections linked to other factors. The use of these products can be extremely effective in managing the symptoms of all kinds of urinary tract infection in a timely manner, so as to prevent some potentially serious health complications like inflammation of urethra, and infection in bladder and kidneys.

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