Natural Treatment Options to Cure Urinary Tract Infection
The human body features a set of different organs that are responsible for carrying out complex functions in perfect harmony. We generally do not notice the things going on inside our body until one or more organs malfunctions. This causes a lot of distress to the individual who then looks desperately for solutions. UTI or Urinary Tract Infection is a very common infection that affects women more than men.
Symptoms of urinary tract infection
The symptoms of UTI are very easy to spot. It starts out with the sudden increase in the frequency of using the restroom. Also, when urinating, only a small amount of urine would be expelled from the body and it would leave a burning sensation in the urethra or the bladder. In case of extreme urinary tract infections, the urine expelled from the body of the affected individual would be accompanied by blood.
Natural treatment options for urinary tract infection
The good news is that this kind of infection is curable and it can be treated without the use of antibiotics or medications. There are plenty of natural ways of treating UTI and it would be advisable to opt for the natural treatment options instead of administering medications because the latter can produce dangerous side effects with increased consumption. The following are the top 7natural urinary tract infection treatment options:
This is a no-brainer solution. If you suffer from infection in your urinary tract then you should drink plenty of water, more than the standard eight glasses per day! The objective is to basically encourage a lot of urination throughout the day. By drinking gallons of water and creating almost a small river inside your body, the bacteria responsible for the infection would be flushed out through the urine generated.
This is a product that is always lying around in the kitchen. If you have just discovered that you are suffering from UTI then it would be advisable to nip the infection in the bud using baking soda because untreated UTI can affect the kidneys adversely, thus aggravating the infection even more! In order to neutralize the acid in one's urine, thereby easing the infection and promoting speedy recovery, one should add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of clean water and have the same consumed from time to time.
Cranberries and blueberries
If you are suffering from urinary tract infection then you should befriend berries like blueberries and cranberries and include plenty of these in your daily diet. Coming from the same plant family, these two berries contain bacteria-inhibiting properties which are extremely effective for treating the infection. It is best to consume homemade blueberry/cranberry juice (2-4 cups daily) but if you are pressed for time then you can add a handful of these berries in your cereal bowl every morning to experience the benefits offered by them.
This is a sweet and delicious way of getting rid of urinary tract infection. Pineapples contain an enzyme known as Bromelain that works wonders in order to get rid of the urinary tract infection. Consuming pineapple helps to cure the infection at the earliest and prevent the same from lingering on.
This vitamin can be extremely useful when it comes to getting rid of urinary tract infections. Doctors recommend the consumption of a minimum of 5000 mg of vitamin C everyday in order to cure urinary tract infections. The vitamin keeps one's bladder healthy via acidification of the urine. It is a well-known fact that bacteria cannot thrive in an acidic environment therefore the bacteria responsible for UTI would be eliminated.
This is a great way of treating the infection externally. Mix together oils such as tea tree oil, sandalwood oil, juniper oil, bergamot oil and frankincense and create a mixture that should be rubbed generously on the bladder region and the surrounding areas in order to make the symptoms of UTI sober. This should be done religiously for four or five days.
Juices also work wonders in treating urinary tract infection, but one has to be ensure that only fresh and homemade juices are consumed as these come without preservatives and harmful food coloring. Some of the juices that can be consumed in order to treat UTI are carrot juice, sugarcane juice, diluted lemon juice and coconut water.
|Written by:||Michal Vilímovský (EN)|
|Education:||Medical student, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Published:||June 10, 2013 10:32 PM|
|Next scheduled update:||June 10, 2015 10:32 PM|