White turmeric for urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection is an infection caused by microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and in rare cases by viruses. Urinary tract infections are one of the common infections in humans. Women are at greater risk of getting this disease than men. The common symptoms are burning sensation when urinating, increased urgency of urination, urine has a strong odor, bloody urine, increased frequency of urination, pelvic pain in women and rectal pain in men.

Here is a simple herbal remedy to treat urinary tract infections at home.

How to treat urinary tract infection?

Take 10 grams of white turmeric and 100 ml water. Add both into blender and make juice. Consume this juice once daily to treat urinary tract infection.

This juice contains phytochemicals which are anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory in nature, thus treats urinary tract disorders.

White turmeric to treat urinary tract infection – DIY

  • 10 grams White turmeric (Poolankilangu)
  • 150 ml Water
  1. To make the drink use white turmeric and water.
  2. Add 10 grams of white turmeric to blender.
  3. Add 100 ml water.
  4. Blend them well and make juice.
  5. White turmeric juice is done.


Consume this juice once daily to cure urinary tract infection.

Names in other languages

It is called as Poolankilangu in Tamil, Kachura in Hindi, Kachora in Kannada, Kachoram in Telugu, Zitwer in German, Kentjur in Indonesia, Cedoaria in Spanish, Zedoaire in French and Curcuma zedoary in Scientific name.

The various other health benefits of white turmeric

Curcuma zedoaria or white turmeric stimulates secretion of enzymes in the digestive system. It acts as a carminative by reducing flatulence and aiding digestion. It is helpful in treating loss of appetite, stomach ulcers and indigestion.

The phytonutrients in white turmeric (Zedoary) helps to remove free radicals in the body and protects various internal organs such as heart, kidney, liver, skin and brain from damages due to oxidative stress. Same thing is helpful in regulating menstrual cycle in women. It strengthens the reproductive system and relieves abdominal cramps and pain during menstrual period.

Zedoary is found to be very effective in treating various respiratory disorders such as cough, cold, asthma and others.

It is rich in antioxidant which protects skin from inflammations and other skin diseases. White turmeric paste is used as a skin moisturizer and wound healer.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.