32 natural remedies for urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infection is an infection that starts with the urinary system and it’s the second popular infection. This infection results because of the presence of the microbial pathogens in the urinary tract but natural remedies for UTI work effectively.

However the urinary tract comprises of the ureters, urethra, bladder and the kidneys, Infections always happen when bacteria goes into the opening of the urethra and multiplies but however if an infection is only limited to the urethra, then its called urethritis.

Urinary tract infections are most common amongst women of all age groups than men. It should be noted that the rate at which women get infected is as a result of increased sexual activity and childbearing.

It should, however, be noted that some women stay with urinary tract infections for almost all their lifetime.

What are the most causes of UTI

The most common cause of urinary tract infections are Escherichia, fungi  and bacterias like Klebsiella, Neisseria, Schistosoma, and trichomonas  which inhabit the colon  and other causes include :

  • Sexual intercourse
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Menopause
  • Kidney stones
  • Blocked flow of urine
  • Poor personal hygiene

However, there are a number of symptoms of urinary tract infections.

  • Pain while urinating
  • Despite the need to urinate, you only get small drops or amounts
  • Fatigue all the time
  • Painful burning around the area of the bladder
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Cloudy or milky urine pinkish or reddish if there are blood spots
  • Fever

Urinary tract infections can be treated with a number of antibiotics like cephalexin, ciprofloxacin, monodox, Septra and nitrofurantoin but however, there are a number of natural remedies for UTI that can help you kill those microorganisms without depending on drugs.

Natural remedies for UTI

1.Cranberry

Cranberry juice is a traditional remedy that has been used to treat UTIs for a number of centuries because the extract of cranberry prevents E.coli bacteria inhabiting in the urinary tract

Its good for the bladder because it creates an environment where bacteria can not flourish and due to its soothing and anti-inflammation properties, it reduces inflammations and facilitates wound healing.

It also contains a flavonoid proanthocyanidin which contains anti-bacterial effect which is good for regulating urine PH and relieving discomfort while urinating.

Method

Take 2-3 glasses of cranberry juice every day but cranberry is also found in capsules.

2.Cinnamon

Cinnamon has  anti-oxidant ,anti-inflammatory ,anti-diabetic ,anti-tumor and antimicrobial properties.The fact that cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, it will reduce inflammations that cause painful urination.

It’s also a good remedy for controlling the breeding of bacterias in the urinary tract that causes infections due to its antiseptic properties.

Taking one teaspoonful of cinnamon ail or 1-3gms of bark powder will be very good for inhibiting the growth of bacterias.

3.Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

The extract of the oregano contains strong anti-inflammatory properties But however oregano ail is a very antibacterial agent which fights against E.coli and other bacterias.

According to the study, it was said that oregano oil  is an antibacterial remedy for speeding up the healing process of bacterial infections

Due to its antimicrobial property, it fights against microorganisms that cause infections making it a perfect natural remedies for UTI

4.Apple cider Vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar has a composition of a number of minerals for example potassium and many other minerals

It contains acetic acid one of the best disinfecting natural compounds and that kills resistant bacteria, it also improves the body immune system.

Drinking apple cider vinegar every day increases an acidic environment in the urinary tract that inhabits the growth of UTI causing bacteria

Method.

Get 2tsp of apple cider vinegar, one spoon of honey, a glass of water, Mix and take three times a day for better results.

5.Blue Berries

Just like cranberries, blueberries are also good for treating urinary tract infections due to their bacteriostatic property

Blueberry juice is very rich in proanthocyanidins and vitamin C which are helpful in flushing out the Uti causing bacteria

Blueberries help in boosting the immune system hence preventing the growth of UTI causing bacteria.

6.Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree Oil has anti-bacterial agents that help fight UTI causing bacteria in the urinary tract

It should be remembered that tea tree oil cannot be taken orally hence get 10 spoons of the oil and mix them with

bath water and use it to clean the urethra opening.

Clean 3 to 4 times a day

7.Baking soda

It is good for neutralizing the acidity of urine and also giving a quick relief from pain. It also prevents the spreading of the bacteria elsewhere.

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with the glass of water and drink 1-2 times a day.

8.Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Uva ursi has antiseptic properties which help fight UTI causing bacterias in the urinary tract. the presence of tannins also

helps in reducing inflammations in the body.

It should be noted that women who are pregnant, nursing, or people with kidney and liver diseases should not take  the herb

Be careful before you use this herb, take a step and consult the doctor.

9.Dandelion.

Dandelion is a known natural remedy for stimulating digestion, helping out with gallstones, helping out with the removal of toxins from the body and also accelerating the production of bile.

it’s very rich in potassium.

The dried leaves and the roots of dandelion help in boosting the immune system of the body but however the dandelion root is a natural diuretic and helps in treating Uti

10.Marshmallow.

It has soothing and healing properties which are effective on both the outer skin and the internal mucous membrane especially that of the urinary tract.

It forms a slimy coating that has pain relieving and healing properties hence treating urinary tract infections.

11.Pineapple

Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which has anti-inflammatory properties good for treating urinary tract infections.

Consider taking one cup of pineapple juice everyday but its recommended for you to take fresh pineapples

Its recommended to take prescribed antibiotics along with the apple juice.

12.Ginger Tea

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which are good at treating UTI, relieving menstrual cramps and also improving blood circulation

It reduces Prostaglandin synthesis which transmits signals of pain.

Boil ginger root in water and drink.

13.Garlic 

Garlic has been used as a recipe and a local herb for a number of centuries and is known for its antibacterial properties, its ability to reduce inflammation and boosting body immunity.

It also has antioxidant properties which are good for healing wounds

The garlic extract has been found to reduce urge, frequency to urinate and the pain in the pubic region

14.Grapefruit

Grape seed extract contains a natural antiseptic, anti-fungal, antiviral properties and antibacterial agents which kill the E.coli bacterias that cause Uti

It also has strong compounds that lower the growth of pathogenic organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa species in the urine.

It’s said that the extract  kills pathogenic bacterias within 15 minutes after they contact they diluted solution

It’s recommended for you to take 2cups of the grape seed extract after 3 hours until the infection is eradicated.

15.Horsetail( Equisetum arvense)

It used to suppress blood and severe pain while urinating since it’s a diuretic and astringent plant that is pain relieving. It makes it a good healer for irritated bladder and cystitis.

It’s also good for dissolving stones in the kidney.

16.Zea mays

It’s good at soothing the irritated mucous membrane due to its soothing properties and it helps in strengthening tissues due to the presence of silica and other minerals.

It’s known to have a diuretic effect.

17.Echinacea

This plant has been known for its wide variety of health benefits due to its antibiotic properties which are effective against bacteria, fungi, virus, and protozoa.

It’s also known for boosting the immune system which also overcomes the infection.

However today the German government used Echinacea for treating urinary tract infections

It has a number of different components and can be taken in form of pills and tea.

18.Clove

Clove oil is a known traditional remedy for treating microbial infections.

It has properties of antifungal, analgesic, antimicrobial, immune boosting properties and antiviral properties which are all good at treating urinary tract infections.

Clove oil can be used along antibiotics to fight yeast infections and UTI and it stimulates quick healing.

It also reduces inflammations caused by infection.

19.Cucumber

Cumber is a cool ingredient for your body and its a good remedy for UTI that you can make yourself at home.

Cut down cucumber into slices and eat It like a healthy snack.

20.Horseradish

Horseradish has isothiocyanate  which is a good antimicrobial hence reducing bacteria production and this makes it a good remedy for treating UTI

It has properties of antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties which are good at reducing urinary tract infections.

It is good at preventing water retention and this makes it diuretic.

21.Amla

Amla contains vitamin c which is good for treating urinary tract infections.

Alma also limits the growth of bacterias, for example, the E-coli that causes UTI.

Get one teaspoon full of turmeric, add amla, add in the mixture in one cup of boiling water and drink 2 to 4 times a day.

22.Water

Water is a remedy for urinary tract infections and its affordable for everyone.

Make sure to take 8glasses of water every day.

This is because water will help flush out all the bacterias out of the body through urination.

It is recommended to drink warm boiled water for preventing urinary tract infections.

You can also place hot water on the lower abdomen to ease pain caused by the infection.

23.Goldenseal plant.

The plant is known for improving health in a number of ways and it has properties of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

The main healing component is berberine which is a remedy that has been used for a number of generation.

Berberine is known for its antimicrobial activity for fighting a variety of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoan.

Since it fights against bacteria, berberine treats urinary tract infections

It exists in tincture or in powdered form and it can be taken in form of tea.

24.Buchu plant.

Buchu plant is a herbal remedy for treating gastrointestinal and urinary tracts due to its diuretic and antiseptic properties.

It’s good at treating diseases of the urinary organs associated with increases uric acid and irritation of the gallbladder.

The leaf of the plant has been used for treating chronic diseases like chronic inflammations of the mucous membranes of the gallbladder and urethra since they are diuretic and urinary tract antiseptic.

It also treats situations where there are urinary discharges and unusual acidic urine.

 25.Practice good hygiene

You should make sure you are clean always.

After the short call, make sure you clean yourself so well and if you are on treatment, its best you disinfect your knickers or throw them away.

Make sure you clean your bathrooms and toilets disinfected too to avoid the spread of germs.

26.Lemongrass(Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass oil is effective in fighting against drug-resistant organisms and E-coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.

It’s also effective at killing harmful pathogens like subtitis, Bacillus, and staphylococcus that cause infections and also destroying harmful bacteria in the gallbladder.

Get 4 blades of lemongrass and place them into boiling water, Boil for 15 minutes and drink 3 to 5 times a day daily.

27.Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is good for treating bladder infections due to healing and soothing properties.

28.Myrrh

Myrrh oil has antiparasitic, antifungal and antibacterial properties which are good for treating infections.

It also helps in relieving pain

Its best to 5 to 10 drops of myrrh oil into the water and pour the mixture into a bottle

Roll the bottle to your feet before sleeping but remember that wearing the socks helps to target and treat the urinary system giving you a relief.

29.Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a nutrient that is good at fighting infections regulating biological agents,

It equips the body to handle trauma, stress, and tissue.

Vitamin C can be found in cauliflower, broccoli, kale, spinach, and yellow bell peppers.

It’s recommended for you to take  2grams of vitamin c every hour until UTI is kicked out.

30. Urinate shortly after sex.

It’s good to urinate after you have had sex because it helps you flush out all the bacterias through urine.

It’s best you urinate 5 to 10 minutes after sex.

31. Go to the bathroom when you feel the urge.

Do not keep the urine so long in the bladder, whenever you feel like going to pee, just go ahead with it, it will help you fight urinary tract infections.

32. Avoid some foods

It’s good to avoid some foods like alcohol and caffeine because they irritate the bladder causing urinary tract infections.

Conclusion

Fighting against Urinary tract infections can be difficult but natural remedies for UTI help with fighting the E-coli bacteria.

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