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   Aug 09

Nocturnal Enuresis (Bed-Wetting) – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Nocturnal Enuresis is defined as bed-wetting which occurs in children aged 5 years or more, with at least 1-2 episodes per week over at least a three month period. Nocturnal enuresis may be primary or secondary. Most children with bed-wetting who are 7 years or younger, usually outgrow this condition and hence, do not require any treatment. Children, more than 8 years of age who have nocturnal enuresis may require treatment, since it can prove to be embarrassing to the child and his / her parents, and may affect the child’s academic performance and social relations with others.

Nocturnal enuresis is termed as “Shayya Mootra” in Ayurveda. Most Ayurvedic doctors
Treat this condition according to the associated conditions or causes. Those with a tendency to constipation are given Arogyavardhini and Chandraprabha Vati. Krumimudgar ras or Krumikuthar ras are given when there is a history of or signs of worms. For generalized weakness, Shatavari (Asparagus racemose) Kalpa or Shatavari Ghruta is used orally and Mahanarayan oil is used for massaging the body. Children having a history of loss of appetite, indigestion and loose motions are given Sanjeevani Vati (containing mainly Semicarpus Anacardium) and Pippalyadi decoction (containing primarily Piper longum). Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Ajvayan (Hyoscyamus niger), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Garlic, Ginger, Jeera (Cuminum cyminum), Pudina (Mentha spicata) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is regularly used in the daily diet. Urinary tract infection is treated with drugs like Gokshuradi Guggulu. Herbal medicines like Brahmi (Bacopa Monnier), Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jata Mansi) and Shankapushpi (Conseco Ra decussate) are used to reduce stress.

Source: Bayside Journal

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